TITLE

Parodyanoia

PUB. DATE
March 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;3/21/94, Vol. 116 Issue 11, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how in 1992, a federal court ruled that the rap group 2 Live Crew infringed the copyright of Roy Orbison's `Oh, Pretty Woman' by recasting the rock classic as a bawdy rap song. Reversal of the Supreme Court ruling at the urging of comedian Mark Russell and other satirists; Exemption of parody from copyright law; Comments from Russell on why this was the most serious issue facing the court.
ACCESSION #
9403167517

 

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