In Bryant v. Media Right Prods. , 2010 U.S.
App. LEXIS 8657 (2d Cir. N.Y. Apr. 27, 2010) , the Second Circuit affirmed that a copyright
owner was entitled to only one award of statutory damages for its music album compilation
even though the album's individual songs were registered independently...
Imagine Newt Gingrich in Rocky 3 ... the gray headed
politician slugging it out with Mr. T, Survivor's theme song, Eye of the Tiger, playing (but with the
lyrics a little different):
It's the eye of the Newt
It's the thrill of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge
Of our Romney ...
By Stephen B. Harrison *
*Notes Editor, Washington University Law Review; J.D. candidate, Washington University School of Law 2013.
Excerpt from Fair Use & the Quotation of Song Lyrics in Fiction , 11 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 214 (Spring, 2012).
The question applies to a...