Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
MTM Serious BS: HFA/NMPA Round 2 part II (76* d) RE: Serious BS: HFA/NMPA Round 2 part II 12 Nov 99

I'm sure everyone's familiar with the 2 live crew case (Campbell V. Acuff-Rose Music) where the Supreme Court decided that 2 live's "parodic" version of "Oh Pretty Woman" did not infringe upon the copyright of the original work. The finding rather refutes the claim that one cannot substantially change a copyrighted work without the copyright holder's permission. In fact, according to the decision, "The more transformative the new work, the less will be the significance of other factors, like commercialism, that may weigh against a finding of fair use. " Not saying that this has too much to do with our current argument of whether the DT could be clear under the fair use clause, just trying to set the record straight.

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.