TV shows that make pop-culture references

Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 04:53 pm
How do shows like Family Guy, Futurama and Robot CHicken get away with making pop-culture references and feature celebrity "cameos" and not get sued?
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 05:15 pm
Because satire is protected speech. It's not illegal. Pop-culture references have been made in cartoons since the days of Bugs Bunny, if not earlier...
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2005 02:24 pm
What about copyright infringement?
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Reply Thu 14 Apr, 2005 09:44 am
No responses?
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Reply Thu 14 Apr, 2005 09:52 am
I would suggest a cross-post in the Legal forum.
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Reply Mon 18 Apr, 2005 03:01 pm
The Simpsons do this too, right?

I'd be interested in the answer as well. But I do recall learning once in a class that satire is protected but I wonder where the line is drawn.

Regardless, the references are hilarious and enjoyable IMHO!
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