Saturday, August 18, 2007

Washington Post discovers fan music videos (and inducement)

This Washington Post story suggests readers check out a music video made by editing clips from Muppets DVDs (within the strictures of the DMCA? see here for the editor's mention of "technological bullshit" involved in creating the video). Inducement by the Post? Is the band liable to Jim Henson Inc. because their friend created the video for them?

I have to say, the Post column seems odd on many levels, not least because it contains no links -- not even in the online version, which highlights specific phrases for your within-Post searching convenience. But I didn't want to search the archives for stories on Jim Henson: I wanted to see the video already.

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