NYU Group Sponsors Film Competition Meant to Challenge Copyright Law
by DOREE SHAFRIR
The Columbia Journalist, publication date: 7 April 2006
"The Film Remix Contest asks participants to make a five- to seven-minute parody from one of four blockbuster trilogies: Harry Potter (though there are now four HP films on DVD), Star Wars, The Matrix and Lord of the Rings. Parody is explicitly protected from the charge of copyright violation under Fair Use guidelines, a provision of the standing Copyright Act of 1976. (Take Weird Al Yankovic, for example: There’s a reason Madonna didn’t sue him for “Like a Surgeon.”)"