JibJab threatened with copyright infringement

Outrageous! Parody or Satire, the hysterical JibJib take-off on “This
Land is Your Land” deserves protection as a work of art. There is
something wrong with a copyright system that doesn’t protect but rather
prevents the priviledge to use a song that has become part of American
culture. The song is sixty years old, and it’s author sadly left us too
soon, nearly four decades ago.
Parody or Satire? Threat To Sue JibJab [Slashdot:]
The Founding Fathers intended copyright (U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8)
“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by
securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive
Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;” and the Congress
created a 14-year term for copyrights, later doubled, doubled again and
has since expanded to many times. Let us return to the Founder’s
Copyright or the doubled term, and return to the modern world the right
to use, derive and build on the great works of those who have come
before us.

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