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RE: [dvd-discuss] Copyright holders don't know Parody

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Zulauf [mailto:johnzu@ia.nsc.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 8:53 AM
> To: openlaw decss
> Subject: [dvd-discuss] Copyright holders don't know Parody
> http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,9430,00.html
> The owners of the 007 rights have got a C&D against naming the 3rd
> installment of the Austin Powers series "Austin Powers: Goldmember" --
> too close to "Goldfinger"
> I always thought for parody to work, the allusion have to be clear.
> Unless of course these IP lawyers don't know their "member"s 
> from their
> "finger"s....
> .002
> (sorry, could resist lowering myself to the double entendre about IP
> guys who don't seem to know one end from the other

Well ... I assume that this is another estoppel situation, if I
understood the explanation of estoppel that is.

Since they didn't get after New Line for "The Spy Who Shagged Me"
as being too close to "The Spy Who Loved Me" (remember your British
slang, now) ... well, then they can't kick now about "Goldmember"
being too close to "Goldfinger", can they?

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!