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+ - 'Electric Slide' on slippery DMCA slope

nam37 writes: The inventor of the "Electric Slide," an iconic dance created in 1976, is fighting back against what he believes are copyright violations and, more importantly, examples of bad dancing.

Kyle Machulis, an engineer at San Francisco's Linden Lab, said he received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice about a video he had shot at a recent convention showing three people doing the Electric Slide.

Jason Schultz, attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation: "You can copyright the choreography for dances and then enforce the copyright against anyone who publicly performs the dance."

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