Mudcat Café message #3992109 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166122   Message #3992109
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry
13-May-19 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: plagiarism dilemma
Subject: RE: plagiarism dilemma
Surely parody songs are plagiarism in essence anyway, and usually fraught with copyright issues? Nevertheless, itís very easy with a true parody - playing around with the original lyrics - to find that someone has already done similar, but then youíre not being original anyway if you are basing your song on a previous one. Donít get me wrong here, I love parodies and have produced dozens myself, without intending to denigrate the original - like with comedy impersonators, we are only rude the ones we love.