Changes to parody of copyright works

On 01st Octo­ber 2014 UK leg­is­la­tion will change to allow the par­o­dy of copy­right works.

Under The New Euro­pean Copy­right Direc­tive mate­r­i­al can be used with­out con­sent so long as the use is fair and does not com­pete with the orig­i­nal ver­sion. Own­ers of the copy­right­ed works will only be able to sue if the par­o­dy con­veys a dis­crim­i­na­to­ry mes­sage and it would be up to a judge to decid­ed if the par­o­dy was fun­ny.

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1st October, 2014

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