Copyright case: Peppone v. Tintinimaginatio, France

Author: Brigitte A.J. Spiegeler
Published: 06.01.2023
According to French law, to fall under the parody exception, the second work must evoke the pre-existing work and present significant differences from it so there is no possible confusion with the parodied work, as well as constitute a manifestation of humour and mockery. If the second work does not satisfy these conditions, and does not alter the nature and/or significance of the original work but constitutes a misappropriation of notoriety for commercial purposes, it will not be covered by the parody exception. Case date: 24 November 2022 Case number: 22/04302 Court: Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence A full summary of…