[bct] Re: Copyright issues and the talent show

  • From: The Scarlet Wombat <coconut@xxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 08:02:48 -0500

J, I fear it is not quite that simple. You cannot call something a parody unless it is. Just labeling something aparody does not absolve you of copyright issues. It must be truly a parody. This is easy to do, so you are correct that a parody is not a copyright violation, but we cannot let people think that just calling something a parody when it is not is legal, it is not.

In a nation where children are sued by the RIAA for anything even resembling a copyright violation, we must unfortunately, be careful. We need not be paranoid, but awareness of the law is important.

Dan


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