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The Right To Parody
Comparative Analysis of Copyright and Free Speech

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  • Author: Amy Lai, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Date Published: December 2018
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  • isbn: 9781108588881

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  • In The Right to Parody: Comparative Analysis of Free and Fair Speech, Amy Lai examines the right to parody as a natural right in free speech and copyright, proposes a legal definition of parody that respects the interests of rights holders and accommodates the public's right to free expression, and describes mechanisms to ensure that parody will best serve this purpose. Combining philosophical inquiry with robust legal analysis, the book draws upon examples from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Hong Kong. While it caters to scholars in intellectual property and constitutional law, as well as free speech advocates, it is written in a non-specialist language designed to appeal to any reader interested in how the boom in online parodies and memes relates to free speech and copyright.

    • Proposes a new view of parody in copyright law
    • Brings together common and civil law jurisdictions in discussion
    • Covers an Asian jurisdiction and offers an in-depth study of the sociopolitical landscape of Hong Kong as it illuminates the significance for its copyright law to adopt a parody exception
    • Combines philosophical inquiries with legal analyses in this multijurisdictional study
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    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108588881
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. The natural right to free speech and parody
    2. The natural right to parody copyrighted works
    Part II:
    3. The parody/satire dichotomy in American law
    4. Canada's potential parody/satire dichotomy
    5. The (deceptively) broad British parody exception
    6. The broadening French parody exception
    7. A parody exception for Hong Kong in crisis
    Conclusion.

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    Amy Lai, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Amy Lai has a background in law and literature and was educated at the University of Cambridge and the University of British Columbia.

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