Does Saturday night live have to get some ones permission before they make a skit about them, and if not how do they not get sued for it?
And if its parody keeping it from being a lawsuit, you hear people like wierd al getting sued over his proxy songs. Why is one ok and the other not
- AnonymousLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
No. It's called free speech. The first amendment you might have heard of it. It's not slander if it's parody.
Weird Al was sued for copyright infringement. The lyrics were unique but he used the artist's song/melody. They didn't sue him for being mean, they sued him for profiting off their work (the song).
- conley39Lv 71 month ago
No they don't if it's a public figure.
- yet-knish!Lv 71 month ago
The issue with Weird Al's songs is different because songs are copyrighted.
- 1 month ago
No. Parody doesn't require permission. And being parodized isn't grounds for a lawsuit. I've never heard of Weird Al being sued, and I can't find any articles about him being the defendant of a lawsuit.
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- DavidLv 71 month ago
Permission? Of course not. Whatever they think they can get away with is how they operate.