'South Park' Prevails In 7th Circ. Viral Video Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a copyright holder's suit accusing the producers of "South Park" of copying a viral video on the show, ruling that the trial court did not prematurely dispose of the suit given the evidence available.

The appeals court affirmed a Wisconsin federal court's dismissal of Brownmark Films LLC's suit accusing Viacom International Inc. and "South Park's" other producers of copyright infringement in parodying Brownmark's "What What (In The Butt)" video in an episode of the show, dispensing with...
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