'South Park' Copyright Suit Nixed Too Early, 7th Circ. Hears

Law360, Chicago (January 17, 2012, 6:53 PM EST) -- A lawyer representing the copyright holder for an online viral music video told the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday that a district court had improperly tossed his client's infringement suit based on premature arguments by Viacom International Inc. and other producers of Comedy Central's "South Park."

Attorney Caz McChrystal argued that a Wisconsin trial court had erred in considering the defendants' affirmative defense of fair use when finding that the 2008 "South Park" episode under fire was a protected parody of Brownmark Films LLC's video titled "What...
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