Panama City, FL asked in Entertainment / Sports for Florida

Q: Is a satire I've created based on another work considered fair use? Can I sell it?

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Ivan Jose Parron Esq.
Ivan Jose Parron Esq.
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  • Entertainment & Sports Law Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: "Fair Use" is not an affirmative right, it is only a defense. In other words, you would have to be sued first and use the "Fair Use" arguments as a defense. You should consult with an experienced entertainment lawyer before taking any action or inaction.

Carrie A. Ward
Carrie A. Ward
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  • Entertainment & Sports Law Lawyer
  • Marlton, NJ

A: The answer to this question is fact dependent on the content of your work. It is advisable to have an experienced copyright attorney analyze your work for the best guidance.

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