'Family Guy' Scores Win In Disney Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The creators of the television show “Family Guy” have won a copyright suit brought against them, with a judge ruling that their parody of the Walt Disney Co. song “When You Wish Upon a Star” constitutes fair use.

Judge Deborah A. Batts of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday granted Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing a lawsuit filed by musical publisher Bourne Co., the copyright holder of the popular song.

“Defendants have established that...
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