The First Amendment Project

Season 1 Episode 3

Poetic License

Aired Unknown Dec 21, 2004 on SundanceTV
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Poetic License
When comedian Al Franken 'appropriated' Fox News' phrase 'Fair and Balanced' on his satiric book, the network took him to court. This documentary considers what happens when corporations trademark common phrases and how the First Amendment protects the right to parody.

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