What is a parody?
In literary terms, a parody is a form of satire that imitates the characteristic style of another author or work in an exaggerated fashion for comic effect. The aim is to criticize or mock the original work in a humorous way.
What is fair use?
Fair use is a US Copyright Act provision that allows certain types of use of a copyrighted work. Parody is considered fair use when it is an entirely new and original work that imitates another work in order to ridicule or criticize it. But the parody must use only enough of the original work to “call to mind” the parodied work in order to be considered fair use.
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