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How Far is Too Far: Protecting Your Parody with the Fair Use Defense

July 26, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Location: Online

How do artists like Weird Al and writers on Saturday Night Live manage to make a living parodying others without getting into constant legal trouble? This webinar will address the important concept of fair use as a defense in copyright law through the lens of parody. Viewers will learn what the fair use defense is, how it functions, and how courts apply it to parodies.

Instructors: VLA Legal Externs

Membership Discount Code: For members, please contact to receive your discount code, which will allow you to view and purchase the ticket.

$5 Students and Artists Over Sixty
$10 VLA Members (Artists and Attorneys)
$15 General Admission

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.

Webinar Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access. For more information on this program, please contact VLA at


July 26, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


NY United States


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787
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