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by Nancy Del Pizzo, Esq. “Parody” is a technique used by artists in various forms of entertainment, from comedians to radio disc jockeys to authors. “Parody,” in the copyright sense, generally involves using someone else’s copyright-protected work and results in copyright infringement, absent a license for the use. In some cases, however, an infringer can successfully claim “fair use” as a defense. The contours of that defense are the subject of this article. This article confines itself to parody vs. […]

Former NJVLA board member Publisher Emeritus Robert Steinbaum of New Jersey Law Journal

Since 1878, the New Jersey Law Journal has been a steadily published, must-read chronicle of the courts. But in the last quarter century, it’s been through changes — initiating annual judicial surveys, digital publishing and adding Lawyers for the Arts. It’s still published weekly in downtown Newark and throughout changes in ownership that have made it part of the nation’s largest legal journalism company, it has held to its time-tested format of news, case reports and commentary for the New Jersey legal […]

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