Boogie woogie, woogie!

Finally — a clear sign that we must stop with the Electric Slide already

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.

Ironically, bad dancing may save you —

“Someone who performs it noncommercially or adds their own artistic flair to the dance has a pretty good fair-use argument that their performance is noninfringing,” Schultz said.

Flair!  That’s it judge, I added my own flair.  I expect a similar IP violation complaint from Elaine Bennis any day now…

[tip to Mises.org]

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One response to “Boogie woogie, woogie!

  1. Jon

    Heard that story on NPR, almost laughed myself out of my chair, he (the inventor) really seemed upset that people weren’t doing it the right way, I think his friends and family need to do an intervention….

    Unitl then, I’ll just keep that song off my playlist…

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