Wedding Attendees Worldwide Rejoice: Electric Slide Legal To Use Again

from the DMCA-abuse dept

Remember how the (disputed) creator of the annoying "Electric Slide" dance had been issuing DMCA takedown notices to anyone who put up videos of people doing a version of the dance? The EFF stepped in and sued the guy for abusing the DMCA. It appears that someone finally sat down the guy and explained to him how the law works and he's now agreed to not just back away from his DMCA threats, but also to "license" the dance for non-commercial use via a Creative Commons license. Of course, this is still somewhat problematic. Why should anyone need to license the dance from him? While it sounds nice that he's offering a CC license, doesn't that just reinforce the idea that he can actually tell people how they can dance?

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    ehrichweiss, 23 May 2007 @ 6:14am

    Re: Theory and Reality

    "In practice, hospitals seek family permission (even though it is not required)."


    No, it IS required unless they would like to face a multi-million dollar malpractice suit. It only takes a family that is deeply religious and doesn't believe in organ donation, even if the victim did, to make it a reality. I know of many similar cases thanks to my wife having worked for a settlement group.

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