From the pot/kettle/black file, we have this:
http://entertainment.msn.com/news/artic ... ews=113276
The supreme court threw out Mattel's request to renew a frivolous lawsuit over Aqua's "Barbie Girl" song. In general I think the supreme court did the right thing in turning down Mattel's farcical request to reopen the case. But that doesn't mean I am on MCA's side. What I find sickening is the hypocritical behavior of MCA (an RIAA member). "MCA ... calls the song a parody protected by the First Amendment."
How interesting. When media companies are on the infringing side of the table, their actions are "fair use" and protected by constitutional rights. But when media companies are on the infringed side of the table, the concept of fair use goes right out the window, and any use of copyrighted material not specifically authorized by the copyright holder becomes a criminal act.
How long do you imagine you could post portions of the Aqua song on the web, in the form of a parody, before you got a cease and desist letter from MCA?
Do as I say, not as I do...