Asked and Answered: Parody/Satire and copyright infringement.
Gordon P. Firemark
JANUARY 17, 2011
Q: When does a parody of someone else’s material infringe on their copyright? Simply put, if a new work copies the work of another, it infringes the copyright in that work… BUT, in the U.S., Parody is protected as a form of “Fair Use , a defense to claims of copyright infringement. Asked and Answered: Parody/Satire and copyright infringement. For instance, having a character use the Vulcan mind-meld in your story.