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Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Copyright holders don't know Parody
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 17:45:53 -0500
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This is not an issue of copyright ... it is an issue of industry
arbitration.  New Line would clearly win a copyright suit.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Zulauf" <johnzu@ia.nsc.com>
To: <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Copyright holders don't know Parody

 > Ernest Miller wrote:
 > >
 > > MGM did go after New Line for "The Spy Who Shagged Me."  MGM dropped
 > > opposition when New Line agreed to run previews for MGM movies with
 > > Powers 2.
 > >
 > > Since one of the main characters in Austin Powers 3 is "Goldmember" -
 > > is no chance for them to change the movie.  It is likely that MGM only
 > > some more previews.
 > Nice to know that the copyright clause is at work promoting progress by
 > securing exclusive rights to authors
 > ... but what the heck does that have to do with promoting movie promo's
 > by insecure executives bowing to those rights abused.