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  Parody: Fair Use or Copyright Infringement
Parody, as a method of criticism, has been a very popular means for authors, entertainers and advertisers to communicate a particular message or point of view to the public.
Since copyright law prohibits the substantial use of a copyrighted work without permission of the copyright owner, and because such permission is highly unlikely when the use is to create a parody, it may be necessary for the parodist to rely on the fair-use defense to forestall any liability for copyright infringement.
The courts have continually struggled with parody cases when ascertaining whether a particular parody falls within the parameters of fair use or is instead copyright infringement.
www.publaw.com /parody.html   (2082 words)

  
 Parody and Fair Use
The court established that parody is a defense against copyright infringement claims.
Bright lines or not, parody does provide some protection and to some extent, depending on the circumstances, parody may permit the use of copyrighted or trademarked material.
Parody is an American defense to copyright infringement.
www.jamesshuggins.com /h/oth1/parody.htm   (585 words)

  
 Parody - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
In contemporary usage, parody (otherwise known as a pisstake) is a form of satire that try to imitate another work of art in order to ridicule it but miserably fails.
Parody exists in all art media, including literature, music, and cinema.
The Beatles were a parody of Britney Spears
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Parody   (234 words)

  
 Parody Videos - Metacafe
This is a parody of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City when they have created a trailer of a Lego GTA games.
One of the many uses of the iPhone's easy-to-download commercials is parody.
This is a part 2 of a hilarious sketch parody of David Blaine, the crazy magician who performs street magic.
www.metacafe.com /tags/parody   (245 words)

  
 The GOOHF Card is an Obvious Parody
The court found that the advertisement itself was "sufficient commentary to qualify as parody" and rejected arguments that parody should only be protected when the copyright owner would prohibit use of the original.
The decision echoed a 1994 U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding 2 Live Crew's parody of the Roy Orbison song Pretty Woman, which firmly established that parody is a defense against copyright infringement claims, even in commercial situations.
The rap group did the parody anyway and was sued for copyright infringement.
www.thisistrue.com /parody.html   (660 words)

  
 FAQ about Protest, Parody and Criticism Sites -- Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
UDRP decisions have gone both ways on whether a protest, criticism or parody site is confusingly similar when a domain name consists of the trademark and another word such as "sucks." The most important factor seems to be whether or not the domain name owner is using the site for commercial purposes.
If the domain name owner's site is being used to criticize, protest or parody the trademarked entity or its owner's products and/or services, the panel will probably find that the domain name owner has a legitimate interest in the domain name.
Answer: Parody is a usage of a mark that pokes fun at the mark and does not confuse the public as to the source of the usage.
www.chillingeffects.org /protest/faq.cgi   (3377 words)

  
 Law.com - Designer Hilfiger Dogged by Pet Perfume Parody
A perfume for dogs that parodies Tommy Hilfiger does not infringe on the fashion designer and cologne maker's trademark, a federal judge has ruled.
He called Tommy Hilfiger's position "dour" and said the company "is 'advised to chill,'" as were the litigants in a recent trademark case before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Mattel Inc. v.
The Hilfiger parody first appeared as "Tommy Holedigger" in a bottle that sported a flag with red and white squares with a blue border, similar to the Hilfiger bottles.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1029171612782   (532 words)

  
 parody - Definitions from Dictionary.com
A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule.
Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty: The trial was a parody of justice.
by Ben Jonson), from or in imitation of L. parodia "parody," from Gk.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/parody   (412 words)

  
 Parody Motivator Generator
And now, with the Parody Motivator Generator, we place those very same tools in your less-capable hands- giving you a chance to join us in the battle against an opponent as ubiquitous as it is idiotic.
The chance to not only create your very own motivational parodies online, but also to purchase beautiful 11"x14" prints of your designs.
Choose any photograph on your computer to use for your motivational parody.
diy.despair.com /motivator.php   (212 words)

  
 parody: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
Re-create 68 parody June 13th, 2008 by donsurber They claim the cops can cause protesters to soil themselves.
I dunno about you guys but if I want to ride a Ferris wheel I will haul my ass to the nearest tapak funfair and pay 3 ringgit per ass to ride them.
Find posts and stories that have something in common using this weighted list of phrases, where popularity is represented by size.
technorati.com /tag/parody   (591 words)

  
 Jerry O'Connell in the parody video Tom Cruise WANTS you to see! from Jerry Minor and Jerry O'Connell
All who have favorited Jerry O'Connell in the parody video Tom Cruise WANTS you to see!
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.
I am not familiar with Jerry’s work but vow to follow his career from now til the end of time.
www.funnyordie.com /videos/3f716ffebe   (375 words)

  
 McCain-Obama Parody: Like Hope, But Different - Politics on The Huffington Post
That parody is nearly as brilliant as the original.
lol, that parody is awesome, all they need to do is show that vid, and this Photo:
Great parody; had me laughing until I realized that a potential future president spoke these words and sincerely meant them.
www.huffingtonpost.com /2008/02/11/mccainobama-parody-like_n_86017.html   (2434 words)

  
 Official REAL ULTIMATE POWER Parody Directory Real Ultimate Power listing parodies parady paradies
These parodies are cool; and by cool, I mean totally sweet.
The purpose of the parody is to be funny and make people die laughing.
In the early days, he was sued by someone's mom over the website's content but the case was thrown out of court and he was allowed to keep the site up.
www.brianx.com /realultimatepower.html   (541 words)

  
 parody: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
Edwards parody November 11th, 2007 by donsurber John “Cougar” Mellencamp provides the tune
Scary Movie 4 is a cobbled together parody of four generally accessible movies.
Blog posts tagged parody per day for the past 30 days.
www.technorati.com /tags/parody   (390 words)

  
  Frank Sinatra Parody: You Are Either With Frank Or You Are With The Terrorists!
Frank Sinatra Parody: You Are Either With Frank Or You Are With The Terrorists!
Credit for (and presumably copyright to) this parody rightly belongs to: Jewish World Review It is copied here to preserve it for posterity.
To download this parody as either SWF or MP3, right-click these links, choose "Save Target As..."
www.beecy.net /frank   (82 words)

  
  Trademark Parody - Florida Intellectual Property Law Firm - Lott & Friedland
Parody is a defense to trademark infringement.1 The defense is that there is no likelihood of confusion because the parody will not be taken seriously.
In both cases, the case of valid parody and the case of trademark infringement, the first step is the same, the original is brought to mind.
Although, technically, the Rogers case was not a trademark parody case, its analysis was relevant in the fact that the right of publicity claim does not require proof of likelihood of confusion, but rather the unauthorized use of a party's name or image.
www.patentfla.com /articles/trademark_parody.htm   (4081 words)

  
  Parody - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A subset of parody is self-parody in which artists satirize themselves (such as in Ricky Gervais's Extras) or their work (such as Antonio Banderas's Puss in Boots in Shrek 2), or an artist or genre repeats elements of earlier works to the point that originality is lost.
Parody is closely related to satire and is often used in conjunction with it to make social and political points.
Parody is an important element of student writing, David Bartholomae argues, because students imitate academic and alter academic forms in an attempt to master those forms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parody   (2693 words)

  
 Parody - LoveToKnow 1911
Shakespeare parodied the extravagant heroics of an earlier stage, and was himself parodied by Marston, incidentally in his plays and elaborately in a roughly humorous burlesque of Venus and Adonis.
The most celebrated parody of the Restoration was Buckingham's Rehearsal (1672), in which the tragedies of Dryden were inimitably ridiculed.
At the beginning of the 18th century The Splendid Shilling of John Philips (1676-1709), which Addison said was "the finest burlesque poem in the English language," brilliantly introduced a fashion for using the solemn movement of Milton's blank verse to celebrate ridiculous incidents.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Parody   (401 words)

  
 parody   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In terms of historiographic metafiction, postmodern parody is a kind of contesting revision or rereading of the past that both confirms and subverts the power of the representations of history.
Parody of the past of art is not nostalgic; it is always critical and ironic.
A. As form of ironic representation, parody is doubly coded in political terms: it both legitimizes and subverts that which it parodies.
virtual.park.uga.edu /~amitchel/4830_parody.htm   (587 words)

  
 Parody   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Other parodies of the Restoration and early 18th century were similar to Dryden's: they employed an imitaiton of something serious and revered to ridicule a low or foolish person or habit.
In "The Apology for the &c.," which is one of the prefaces to his A Tale of a Tub, Swift says that a parody is the imitation of an author one wishes to expose.
Pastiche is a form of parody, and parody can also occur when characters or settings belonging to one work are used in a humorous way in another.
knowallabout.com /p/pa/parody.html   (1036 words)

  
 Schneier on Security: Song Parody
I know this parody was done with comedy in mind, but "humor" like this isn't very funny, and anyone beyond 5th year of school should understand why.
Nancy is a big fan of this song parody Howard plays on the show once in awhile called "Strangers on my Flight" so Howard played it for her today.
In a parody, the rhetoric is usually so over the top that it's clear you don't agree with what is being said.
www.schneier.com /blog/archives/2007/01/song_parody.html   (3061 words)

  
 Legality of Parody- Borgus
According to law.com parody is "the humorous use of an existing song, play, or writing which changes the words to give farcical and ironic meaning." Law.com says that court decisions have favored parodies and that "there is a free speech issue involved in these decisions since parodies traditionally have social and political significance."
When producing parodies it is acceptable under US law to use bits of the original show to enhance the comedic nature of your new creation.
My Tom Brokaw Parody is clearly a parody of NBC Nightly News and is able to use the NBC news theme for the parody.
borgus.com /legal.htm   (800 words)

  
 A Response to Liberty - Justinsomnia
Moreover, even commercial parody can be fair use if it “adds something new, with a further purpose or different character, altering the first with new expression, meaning, or message,” as opposed to merely superseding the original.
Parody also necessarily uses “at least enough” identifiable features of the original to allow an audience to recognize the target.
Parody and humor are about the only sane ways to stay in control when the bigots come out of the closet.
justinsomnia.org /2006/03/a-response-to-liberty   (7053 words)

  
 Parody
The C. parodies were a heck of a lot of work, but I got a heck of a lot of enjoyment out of them.
The Longer parody is about someone who just could never concede an argument, even long after she had lost it.
The Hamsters parody at left is their first work, but they have collaborated on many parodies ever since.
www.imnsho.com /parody.htm   (349 words)

  
 Wired News: Getting Out the Parody Vote
His gwbush.com site, probably the best known parody of George W. Bush's official campaign website, is now making money from banner ads and merchandise.
She believes parody sites -- of which there are many -- could actually be influencing voters.
Warnick found that as parody sites become more sophisticated, they are also becoming more influential, especially because almost a quarter of Internet users say they receive at least some of their information about the candidates online.
www.wired.com /news/politics/0,1283,38713,00.html   (495 words)

  
 FindLaw's Writ - Hodes: The Power Of Parody, Puppets, And Political Statements
Since copyright owners are unlikely to voluntarily license their work to others to make parody, the law allows the creators of parody to act without first procuring a license to use the image, and then rely on the fair use defense.
Recognizing that the defendants were "parodying life and society in addition to parodying the Disney characters," the court nevertheless stated that "to the extent that the Disney characters are not also an object of the parody.
The proper inquiry when a parody is at issue is whether the parody competes in the market for non-parody derivatives of the original (such as sequels).
writ.news.findlaw.com /commentary/20011017_hodes.html   (1788 words)

  
 Sesame Street - Season 37 Press Kit - Parody Descriptions
A cast of Grouches put on the musical "Scramalot." Unfortunately, their musical numbers are frequently interrupted by the Grouches' inability to rhyme.
In the end, the detectives recognize the missing letter "M" walking into the police office wearing a phony moustache, and the case is solved.
Meal time is transformed into a musical number as Donny sings of all the wonderful healthy foods they share, and the joys of talking and eating together as a family each night.
www.sesameworkshop.org /aboutus/pressroom/presskits/season37/parody_descriptions.php   (558 words)

  
 Armed and Dangerous » Blog Archive » Cthulhu and Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is, of course, a parody of a fundamentalist Christian evangelical tract.
The idea of the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu as a parody of the Campus Crusade for Christ was already live when I was in college in the 1970s.
Hallis’s parody is a starker demonstration; the fact that both the fictional cult of Cthulhu and the all-too-real religion of Christianity both depend so fundamentally on the terror of the Gods is not grounds for exonerating the former, but rather for condemning the latter.
esr.ibiblio.org /index.php?p=135   (4576 words)

  
 Free Culture @ NYU » Film Remix 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Parody is distinct from satire in that it alludes to and comments upon the work itself, rather than using the work to make some general statement about the world.
For the purposes of copyright law, the nub of the definitions, and the heart of any parodist’s claim to quote from existing material, is the use of some elements of a prior author’s composition to create a new one that, at least in part, comments on that author’s works.
Parody needs to mimic an original to make its point, and so has some claim to use the creation of its victim’s (or collective victims’) imagination, whereas satire can stand on its own two feet and so requires justification for the very act of borrowing.
www.freeculturenyu.org /filmremix   (2105 words)

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