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this land is our land - *act now before it is removed* five GoldenYak (tm) award

as sung by George W. Bush and John Kerry, complete with animation.

This brilliant political parody of Woody Guthrie's anthem, composed by the Spiridellis brothers, is under attack by lawyers claiming a copyright enfringement. More on the suit is available at Electronic Frontier Foundation.

It would seem that the now copyright-holders do not have a good case. As Woody said about his copyright:

“This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don't give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that's all we wanted to do.”

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“Tom Forsythe has [at last] won a five-year battle against Mattel Inc over a series of photos which parody the company's best-seller, Barbie.”

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