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

Certainly "shag" is a good deal closer to "love" (in the Bondian sense)
than "member" is to "finger" in any sense. 


resisting the urge to combine and permuted the above four words into yet
another IP lawyer joke YAIPLJ.

Michael A Rolenz wrote:
> "MGM/UA and Danjaq have a zero-tolerance  policy towards anyone who tries
> to trade in
>   on the James Bond franchise without authorization," says an MGM
> spokesperson.
> I wonder if the title was released in Variety earlier. MGM's C&D is timed
> to to maximum financial damage and it's rare that the title of a film
> doesn't hit the trades months before the release.For some reason they
> didn't object to "The Spy who Shagged Me" which CLEARLY is a parody of
> "The Spy Who Loved Me".... ....I'm beginning to get a zero-tolerance for
> people or companies with no sense of humor  :-)
> "John Zulauf" <johnzu@ia.nsc.com>
> Sent by: owner-dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> 01/29/02 08:53 AM
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>         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