Monday, March 11, 2013

Harlem Shake Litigation

It should come as no surprise that the Harlem Shake lawsuits are queuing up. Australian miners are contemplating a wrongful termination lawsuit after they were fired for their Harlem Shake video, which their employer states raises safety concerns for mining operations.

I've been surprised no one has filed suit yet for copyright infringement for the use of the song in the videos posted by the score.

Interestingly, the first major suit was announced, and it's against the DJ who remixed the current version of the song. Think mash-ups and remixes are legal? Think again.