Thursday, April 21, 2011

Professor Weird Al Teaches Lady Gaga The First Amendment

Courtesy Boing Boing, Lady Gaga refused to let Weird Al make a parody of her song with proceeds to charity, so he claimed fair use and released it anyway.

Maybe Weird Al can get hired at YouTube's Copyright School to put the First Amendment into the curriculum?

More on parody here. Boing boing's analysis here.

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1 comment:

Ludovica said...

This is wrong.. Turns out that Al had been lied to by Gaga's manager and she never even heard he wanted to do a parody. As soon as he revealed what happened and she heard the song she OKd it right away.