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Introduction

Three of the world’s biggest OTT video streaming services have been granted a motion to dismiss a copyright infringement claim brought by three authors of a children’s song.

Highlights

  • In February last year, a copyright infringement lawsuit was filed at the US District Court for the Southern District Court of New York by Tamita Brown, Glen S. Chapman, and Jason T. Chapman against the three video streaming service operators Amazon, Apple, and Netflix.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the claim brought by the authors against the OTT video services.
  • Explains why the judge in the case ruled in favor of the OTT video services on the grounds of fair use.

Key questions answered

  • What does the concept of fair use under US Copyright Law actually mean?
  • What four factors are used by courts to determine whether use of a copyright protected work is fair?

Table of contents

Omdia view

  • Summary
  • Fair use as part of US copyright law
  • Film documentary uses song without permission

Appendix

  • Author