Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Parody Exception in Copyright Law$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sabine Jacques

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198806936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198806936.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 24 January 2022

Consequences of the Nature of the Parody Exception

Consequences of the Nature of the Parody Exception

(p.70) 3 Consequences of the Nature of the Parody Exception
The Parody Exception in Copyright Law

Sabine Jacques

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the consequences of the nature and function of the parody exception in copyright law. It first explains the ‘mechanics’ behind the parody exception, particularly as a defence to copyright infringement, before discussing the legal nature of copyright exceptions and in relation to copyright and contract laws. It then addresses the question of whether copyright exceptions, especially the parody exception, amount to rights or are more akin to interests. It also considers the principle of strict interpretation as a rule of interpretation for the parody exception and reviews recent decisions that illustrate whether the user rights approach resulted in any noticeably broader interpretation of copyright exceptions. Finally, it explores the principles underpinning freedom of contract and how judges, notwithstanding the parody exception’s procedural label as a defence, assess fair use, fair dealing, or rules of the genre in light of the right to freedom of expression.

Keywords:   parody exception, copyright law, copyright infringement, contract law, strict interpretation, rule of interpretation, user rights, freedom of contract, fair use, freedom of expression

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .