Father Live-Streams Baby’s Birth on Facebook, Sues Yahoo and ABC for Broadcasting Clip

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After a California resident live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook, a clip from the video was broadcast by ABC’s “Good Morning America” and also appeared online on Yahoo.

It was reported that the father has since sued Yahoo and ABC for infringing his copyright in the video. Among other things, he seeks monetary damages of at least $150,000.

It remains to be seen whether the companies may shelter behind “fair use” principles in the United States – e.g., by successfully arguing that this baby’s live-streamed birth was newsworthy.

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