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CHARLES SCHULZ'S ATTORNEYS AFTER MY ASS!

In August of 1998, the following cartoon was challenged as copyright infringement by Charles Schulz's legal counsel (read their letter below). My defense is that I am protected under the fair-use parody clause: I understand that under U.S. copyright laws, one can legally mimic a work from another artist--without that artist's permission--as long as it is transformed into parody. This would explain why so many underground comics parody Peanuts and many other mainstream cartoons...and I hardly doubt they got the authors' approval.

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LETTER FROM SCHULZ'S COUNSEL:


Is this letter even legal?



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ARCHIVED NEWSGROUP DISCUSSIONS

  • My gay-rights cartoon is charged with copyright infringement!
    part 1 / part 2 / part 3 / part 4       (Duration: Aug. - Sept. 1998)

  • My gay-rights cartoon is ..... uh .....
    part 1 / part 2       (Duration: Sept. 1998)

  • Schulz's Attorneys charged me w/copyright infringement. Seek help.
    part 1       (Duration: Sept. 1998)

  • My gay-rights cartoon ... is irrelevant
    part 1       (Duration: Sept. 1998)







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