“Dancing Baby” lawsuit finally settles, baby is now a middle-school student

Enlarge / Musician Prince performs on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Universal Music Publishing Group has finally settled its copyright lawsuit filed against Stephanie Lenz, the woman who posted a short video of her son dancing to a Prince song in 2007.

The two sides came to a formal agreement on Tuesday, agreeing that, as a result of the litigation that lasted over a decade, Universal Music (UMPG), which owns the copyright to Prince’s recordings, now has a more "fair" process for takedown orders.

Lenz and her attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation had argued that when her 29-second video was initially taken down under a Digital Millennium Copyright Act order, Universal Music had ignored the fair-use exception to copyright law.

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