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Yoko Ono Withdraws Suit Against EXPELLED

Publication Date: 
October 11, 2008
Source: 
San Francisco Examiner
Author: 
Mike Parker

The San Francisco Examiner quotes Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Fair Use Project Anthony Falzone in an article about Yoko Ono and EMI Records dropping their lawsuit against Premise Media and the controversial movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed featuring Ben Stein:

Premise Media was defended by The Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project and Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell. “We’re very pleased that all plaintiffs withdrew their claims,” said Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project and lead counsel on the case. He added: “We think it was clear from the beginning that Premise had every right to use the ‘Imagine’ clip, and we’re happy we’ve vindicated that. The right to use copyrighted material to criticize it is essential to free speech and public debate, and that’s what was at stake here.”