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The Parody Exception in Copyright Law

Sabine Jacques


Parodies have been created throughout times and cultures. A glimpse at the judicial latitude generally afforded to parodies, satires, caricatures, and pastiches demonstrates the social and cultural value of this particular form of artistic expression. With the advent of technologies and the evolution of copyright legislation, creative endeavours in the form of parody were rejuvenated but became unlawful. While copyright law grants exclusive rights to right-holders, these rights are not absolute. Legislation includes specific exceptions, which preclude right-holders from exercising their prerog ... More

Keywords: parody, copyright law, exclusive rights, parody exception, moral rights, public interest, economic rights, contract law, freedom of expression, right-holder

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198806936
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198806936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sabine Jacques, author
University of East Anglia