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I’ll be perfectly honest with you, I don’t really care about the merits of this case or anything, I just wanted to post these two videos, but more specifically, the South Park clip, because it’s friggin funny. I’ve been laughing my ass off all day listening to it. I don’t even remember what episode it’s from, since there have been so many “South Park” episodes already, but it’s hilarious.
So, the lawsuit:
A copyright infringement suit has now been filed by that video’s producers, Brownmark Films—which, if this were a TV show where writers were creating the name for a production company behind “What What (In The Butt),” “Brownmark Films” would be rejected as “too broad”—who released the video in 2007, based on a song by Samwell.
According to Samwell’s official bio, the singer licensed “What What” to the show (and seemed pretty excited when the episode premiered), but Brownmark now believes—after two years of deep consideration, apparently—that the parody was “willful, intentional, and purposeful, in disregard of and indifferent to the rights of Brownmark,” and is seeking both “a permanent injunction and maximum statutory damages” from Viacom.
Ow. Cause it always hurts when you get sued. Especially in the butt.