Parodies prompt laughs, lawsuits
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.