A series of updates to UK copyright law are scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, finally allowing for the use of copyrighted material in the creation of parody, the BBC reported.
Artist Continues Battle with Penguin Books over Satire
Miriam Elia, the artist accused of copyright infringement by Penguin UK for her children’s book parody We Go to the Gallery, is auctioning off the remaining 10 copies of her first edition run on eBay.
Penguin Group Targets Artist Over Satirical Art Book
Last December, artist and comedian Miriam Elia raised funds on Kickstarter to publish the first edition of a satirical book she had written with her brother, Ezra. Called We Go to the Gallery, the book is a riff on what’s popularly known in the UK as the “Peter and Jane” series. But shortly after the release, she received a cease-and-desist letter from Penguin UK.