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Old June 4 2011, 12:41 PM   #16
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Re: "Supergirl XXX"

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I'm curious - has anyone done any, erm, research into how they're able to get away with all these?
As Dennis says, it's protected speech as long as it's presented as a parody. It's no different, legally, from Saturday Night Live doing a sketch about Superman or Star Trek -- they're using the actual copyrighted names, but in the context of something that's clearly a parody, so they're not trying to compete directly with the original by passing their work off as the real thing.
I could really do a Star Trek parody with characters called Kirk, Spock, McCoy on a starship called Enterprise? Or a Terminator parody with John Connor, Sarah Connor, CyberDyne Corporation and the Terminator?
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