No Time to Laugh – The Parody Defence is Unavailable under Hungarian Copyright Law

Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Issue 7/2020, p. 499-501.

3 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2020 Last revised: 31 Aug 2021

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Péter Mezei

University of Szeged, Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory; Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 20, 2020

Abstract

The Municipal Court of Appeals has confirmed that the parody defence is unavailable under Hungarian copyright law due to the lack of an express statutory recognition. This case report analyses the content and the practical significance of the "Superman/Strawman" ruling.

Keywords: copyright, parody, Hungary, limitations and exceptions, Superman

JEL Classification: K00, K11, K14, K33, K42, L00, O33, O34

Suggested Citation

Mezei, Péter, No Time to Laugh – The Parody Defence is Unavailable under Hungarian Copyright Law (May 20, 2020). Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Issue 7/2020, p. 499-501., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3606169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3606169

Péter Mezei (Contact Author)

University of Szeged, Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory; Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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