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How My Dancing Kid Joined YouTube's Copyright Wars

When DailyFinance reporter Jon Berr's wife posted a brief video on YouTube of their 3-year-old son dancing to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," she never expected to become part of the complex fight over copyright and fair use on the Internet. Then came the warning email.

Taylor Swift, Susan Boyle Are 2009's Top Sellers

Susan Boyle's debut album on Sony's Sony Music Entertainment, I Dreamed A Dream, is now in its sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, to become 2009's no. 2 top-selling album, after Taylor Swift's Fearless, from Vivendi's Universal Music Group. The Boyle-Swift horserace provided a bittersweet victory for the music industry, which stayed in the doldrums in 2009.

Simon Cowell's Battle for U.K. Christmas Charts

Since 2005, Britain's Christmas pop charts have been dominated by the winners of Simon Cowell's talent show, "X Factor." Baby-faced singer Joe McElderry won this year, but disruptive fans are trying to interrupt the climb of his single with a campaign to promote a song from the politically charged U.S. thrash band Rage Against the Machine.