|Case: 2 Live Crew|
Case citation: Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, 510 U.S. 569 (1994).
After failing to get permission to cover Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty woman," rap group 2 Live Crew recorded a parody version of the song anyway. Acuff-Rose Music sued for copyright infringement. A district court held that 2 Live Crew's use of the song was parody, thus fair use. The 6th circuit court reversed that decision. On appeal, the Supreme Court ruled that the appeals court had erred in their decision that 2 Live Crew's parody of the song was not fair use.
Test - Fair Use Doctrine:
This test evaluates what qualifies as fair use of someone else's copyrighted work.