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Parodies prompt laughs, lawsuits

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2007

Parodies of famous people and name brands are sparking an increasing number of lawsuits...

On Thursday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a federal judge to protect the free-speech rights of MoveOn.org. The group's satirical film of The Colbert Report was removed from YouTube after a copyright complaint by Viacom, owners of Comedy Central, which produces the show.

The EFF last year persuaded a federal judge to protect the free-speech rights of Stuart Frankel, whom the creators of Barney had threatened to sue because his website pokes fun at the popular children's TV character.

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