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'South Park' Creators Facing Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

November 16, 2010 06:54:41 GMT

Matt Stone and Trey Parker are sued by Brownmark Films bosses over a track on the cartoon's episode entitled 'Canada on Strike'.


'South Park' Creators Facing Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
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"South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are facing legal action over allegations they copied a hit online music video for an episode of the popular cartoon. The song "What What (In the Butt)" by Samwell became a viral phenomenon in 2007 when it racked up over 33 million views on YouTube and became one of the most watched music videos of all time.

The track was mimicked on "South Park" in 2008, when it featured on an episode entitled "Canada on Strike" - but the parody has landed producers in trouble, and they were hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit by Brownmark Films bosses on Friday, November 12.

In documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Wisconsin, executives at Brownmark Films claim the rip off is "wilful, intentional, and purposeful, in disregard of and indifferent to the rights of Brownmark". The plaintiffs are seeking damages and asking a judge to issue a permanent injunction on the show, banning the segment from being aired in the future, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


 




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posted by Open Your Eyes Dumas on Dec 12, 2010
Southpark loves to diss,and if you watch "canada on strike" you'll see alot of things on utupe are dissed not just the one the other people who died in that episode should be more pissed not the guy who sang what what in the butt,yeah sure it's stupid but thats not the point you need to truely understand why trey and matt did what they did,it was a joke or at least i think it was a lawsuit is dumb i think the world has completely went up it's own asshole in other words brownmark flims open your eyes dumbass jesus christ you couldn't be more stupid from mysterion haha..... fudge you all..
posted by slim on Nov 28, 2010
fucking piece of shit, goes on tosh point and states he was really happy with the response he recieved and that he thought "it was pretty cool" south park already did a parody of it....fucking fag (and i dont mean the gay faG)

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