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Here’s what Woody Guthrie once wrote about copyright:

This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin’ it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.

Now JibJab, whose parody of Bush, Kerry, and This Land is Your Land has been extremely popular on the internet, is getting sued by the estate of Woody Guthrie for “damage to the song”. Ridiculous. The good news is that the EFF has just taken JibJab on as a client. More here and here.

UPDATE: The EFF lays the smack down.

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