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Unformatted text preview: ISSUE: Did 2 Live Crews rap version of Pretty Women qualify as a parody which is not in violation of the Fair Use Doctrine? HOLDING/REASONING: Fair Use is determined by four factors which are, 1. Purpose and Character of Use. Since the song is a parody, it fits under the fair use policy. 2. Nature of Copyrighted Work Not applicable in this case. 3. Amount of Original Copied: The parody didnt take an excessive amount of the lyrics. 4. Effect on Market of Original: Since the rap version applies to a different market, there is no interference taking away from the original version of the song....
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