Tell me you are a karen without telling me you are a karen

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  1. 14thDoctor

    14thDoctor Look at me. I'm the Dayman now.

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    My understanding is that Weird Al always gets permission from the original artist before releasing a parody song, then again before making a video for that song. :async:

    https://www.thefocus.news/music/mic...d-al-yankovic-from-making-parody-of-one-song/
  2. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    wiki article suggested that he bought the rights, but from the company.

    probably some crossed wires between the artists' communications and the corporate communications?
  3. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    The version I heard was there was a miscommunication, and he thought he had permission when he didn't, and his own band members knew he didn't have permission, but didn't give a shit, because parody is fair use, they thought the song was too good to scupper, the permission thing was just a courtesy thing, and that someday Coolio would lighten up.
    Course, they didn't fully understand how important the permission thing was to Al, and it caused tension in the group.
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  4. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    That's a fucking war crime.
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  5. Jenee

    Jenee Ind. Jenee of Winterfell

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    Honestly, the only reason I ever hard of Gangster’s Paradise was because of Amish Paradise. I’m not much into rap despite it being the most popular form of music at the HBCU I attended.
  6. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    Makes sense, the program director at Humber's radio program thought "new country" was the future and subjected the building to it.