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Are Song Parodies Fair Use?

Universal Music seems intent upon seeing how far it can push back fair use of copy righted materials on the Web. According to TechDirt, Universal is sending cease and desist letters to sites hosting a parody of U2's "One." The cover in question features a Bank of America employee singing about the company's recent merger throug

Universal Music seems intent upon seeing how far it can push back fair use of copy righted materials on the Web. According to TechDirt, Universal is sending cease and desist letters to sites hosting a parody of U2's "One." The cover in question features a Bank of America employee singing about the company's recent merger through the U2 song -- and doing a darn good job of butchering a classic. Earlier this month Universal also filed suit against MySpace for hosting copyrighted material that it claims has not been legally licensed.

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