Authors: Mendis, D. and Kretschmer, M.

Pages: 1-92

Publisher: Intellectual Property Office

Place of Publication: Intellectual Property Office, Newport

ISBN: 978-1-908908-49-0

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This report discusses the legal treatment of parodies in seven jurisdictions that have implemented a copyright exception for parody. The jurisdictions include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and USA. The report identifies possible regulatory options for benefiting from a parody exception to copyright infringement, and distils the (economic and non-economic) rationales developed by legislators and courts. The report concludes by setting out a list of policy options.