Remember the rumpus back in 2007 over a YouTube video of a toddler dancing to Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ that was removed after a copyright takedown request? It’s not ancient history: in fact, the case could be going to court in the near future. CNET reports that a US district judge has ruled that YouTube user Stephanie Lenz will have her day in court against Universal Music Group if the two parties don’t settle beforehand: the case won’t be decided by summary judgement. It all comes down to whether the Prince song in the background counts as fair use or not: “As the Ninth Circuit recently has observed, the process of making a fair use determination ‘is neither a mechanistic exercise nor a gestalt undertaking, but a considered legal judgment’,” explained judge Jeremy Fogel.

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