Re: Copyrights

Subject: Re: Copyrights
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:08:48 -0600

Tim Altom wrote:

> Courts haven't always been kind to commercial usages, though. In one famous
> case, a comedian staged a satirical version of the play/movie "Gaslight",
> called "Autolight", which featured a large number of fully recognizable
> lines and other attributes, although very few items were actually lifted
> whole from the original. Still, the court ruled that the owners of
> "Gaslight" had been infringed and awarded damages.

That's surprising, since parody is one of the "fair use" provisions. Was
this a recent case, or has copyright law changed since then?

Tracy Boyington mailto:tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational & Technical Education
Curriculum & Instructional Materials Center
Stillwater, Oklahoma

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