Commentary

50 Fair dealing for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
| Commentary

50 Fair dealing for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche

| Commentary

50 Fair dealing for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche

The Gowers Review of Intellectual Property1 noted that the Information Society Directive2 specifically allows for an exception for ‘caricature, parody or pastiche’ and recommended that such an exception be introduced into UK law. This was also accepted by the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth3 and has now been introduced by regulations4 with effect from 1 October 2014. The exception has been introduced as a ‘fair dealing’ exception, so that commercially competing uses of copyright material (those capable of substituting for the original) would not be permitted. Similarly,

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