WHAT IS A PARODY?
One dictionary defines a parody as -
"a literary composition imitating and ridiculing some serious
work, a poem or a song ; a comical imitation of something
Another dictionary's definition adds -
"a parody follows the form of the original, but changes its
sense to nonsense, thus making fun of the characteristics of
THE PARODY ON THE INTERNET
There are a number of parody sites on the internet. There are also sites
that try to interpret whether a parody violates any copyright laws.
US Copyright law Section 107 provides that "the fair use of a copyrighted
work . . . . . is not an infringement . . . ,''. My parodies should
apply as "fair use". If someone feels I have infringed on their copyright
please let me know. It was not my intention to claim ownership to any songs.
All I did was change the words. I have given credit to the singer/songwriter
of the songs that I imitated.
MY MUSICTOONS PARODIES
The selections that I wrote for Musictoons make reference to how people
become addicted to the internet ( chatrooms, surfing , playing internet games
and sending emails, etc. ) I tried to use each original song/words as a
model and then rewrote it in such a way as to provide some humor and
enjoyment. I am not making fun of the original song. I am not
making any profit from these web pages.
I have also included information
--- such as the singers, songwriters, midi sequencers, and links to the original
lyrics. I've tried to credit whenever possible.