Unformatted text preview: ISSUE: Did 2 Live Crew’s 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 didn’t 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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- Spring '08
- 2 Live Crew, Live Crew, Oh, Pretty Woman