By Linh Nguyen
“Parody” according to Cambridge dictionary is “writing, music, art, speech, etc. that intentionally copies the style of someone famous or copies a particular situation, making the features or qualities of the original more noticeable in a way that is humorous”. Many of us enjoy a parody because it brings humor, fun and laughter in a creative way while still reminding us of the original work. Parodies can commonly be protected under Copyright Law in the form of a derivative work in any jurisdiction having an IP protection system, either belonging to the owner of the original work or another party with the former’s permission. The most popular forms of parody we are probably familiar with are movie and music parodies, all of which are regulated under the umbrella of Copyright Law.