Speech Group Backs 'South Park' In 7th Circ. Parody Suit

Law360, New York (December 20, 2011, 5:04 PM EST) -- An anti-censorship advocacy group on Monday sided with the producers of Comedy Central's “South Park” in opposing a Seventh Circuit appeal lodged by the copyright holder for an Internet viral video performer who says his music video was ripped off by the show.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief on behalf of Viacom International Inc. and the other producers of "South Park" in the Seventh Circuit, saying that the show's parody of "What What (In The Butt)," a video owned by Brownmark Films LLC,...
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