August 3, 2015 -- Professor Eugene Volokh commented on a federal lawsuit filed by the city of Inglewood against a resident who posted city council videos on YouTube to bash the mayor. The lawsuit alleges the posts violate the copyright of council videos. Professor Volokh's comments appear in a Los Angeles Times article.
Even if Inglewood could copyright its meeting videos, fair-use law grants broad rights to use copyrighted material without permission, said Eugene Volokh, a law professor at UCLA Law School.
"When you are taking somebody else's material, not just to reproduce it but to comment on it and criticize it and sometimes to parody it … that is generally fair use," Volokh said.