Authors: Erickson, K., Mendis, D. and Kretschmer, M.

Pages: 1-36

Publisher: Intellectual Property Office

Place of Publication: London

ISBN: 978-1-908908-61-2

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This report presents a distilled discussion of the legal treatment of parodies in seven jurisdictions that have implemented or are considering implementing a copyright exception for parody (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and USA). The underlying principles (including economic and constitutional) governing divergent legal approaches are identified, and a list of policy options is presented.