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South Park Creators Sued AGAIN For Stealing

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Sheesh! This is becoming a bad habit.

First, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were forced to apologize for copying a spoof of the movie Inception from the CollegeHumor website and now they're being sued for ripping off the viral YouTube phenomenon What What (In the Butt).

Producers of the video, Brownmark Films filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Viacom, claiming that the breach was "willful, intentional, and purposeful, in disregard of an indifferent to the rights of Brownmark." The company is seeking a permanent injunction and maximum statutory damages.

The segment is very similar to Samwell's video, but we still think it's just a parody and could be deemed "fair use."

What do U think? Did Matt and Trey use artistic expression or was it copyright infringement?

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26 comments to “South Park Creators Sued AGAIN For Stealing”



  1. 1

    Wait, when where they sued the first time? Learn how to write headlines you moron.



  2. 2

    Samwell is a no talent youtube clown just trying to make money off them, it's a parody, completely different from the Incpection/college humor thing



  3. 3

    Well that "film company" has to make money somehow.



  4. 4

    that was a long time ago…and they are just doing that now?



  5. 5

    Well it is a parody, so it isn't stealing. When were they sued the first time? Also can you talk about being a rip off?



  6. 6

    South Park is about satire and parody of Americana. They should pay South Park Studios for keeping their 15 minutes of fame going for a few more.



  7. 7

    This will not hold up!! It's called a spoof and is acceptable under law. If that were the case porno company's would go out of business for all the spoofs they do.



  8. 8

    Um…..It wasn't very similar to Samwells video, it was Samwell's video. That whole episode was about popular Youtube clips, this is the dumbest lawsuit ever. South Park will win this case, game set match. South Park is the greatest show of all time.



  9. 9

    its hilarious!

  10. ka.06 says – reply to this


    10

    That's so lame that these guys are out to sue them. That episode was a parody of other popular youtube videos as well. If it wasn't for that episode, I'm pretty sure the original video wouldn't have gotten the millions of views it has now.



  11. 11

    Copyright infringement encompasses but is not limited to audio tracks, melody, and audio/visual including blatant reference to the original material. I think this falls into the category of everything they did. You can call the original "what-what" guy a hack, but brother was smart enough to copyright his song. Anyone dumb enough to not see the "blatant reference" is a moron. Just sayin'.. The South Park crew needs to start doing their homework before they go a' pillaging.



  12. 12

    Parodies are very legal and there is no way they will get anything from this lawsuit. Otherwise plenty of other people could have sued them. Plus, they waited way too long to sue them. There is actually a time frame when things are release and when you can sue them. WAY TOO LATE.



  13. 13

    Brownmark? U fucking kidding me? I guess Skidmark was too obvious. Anyway Samwell needs to be kissing Matt and Trey's asses. Nobody knew who the poor fart even was until South Park. And, dude, seriously, u made up a song called "What what in the butt" and u think u should be taken seriously? Get over yourself. Jesus Christ! They should make another episode where they kill off ur character. You're nobody, girl!



  14. 14

    First of all, this is a parody. South Park (among other shows) parodies everything. Samwell has to get over himself.

    Second of all, this episode is from season twelve, and we are now in season fourteen - why sue now? Methinks it has something to do with the whole Inception fiasco……….



  15. 15

    Re: Jordan Laesch – They got sued for copying the Inception parody, which you seem to already know. Learn how to not be an asshole, you moron.



  16. 16

    It WAS a parody! And it was super funny as well!!!



  17. 17

    From what I'm reading here I never go to the college humor website and I hardly ever look at videos on you tube.. so I would have not known them from anything else. I love South Park..



  18. 18

    I didn't even know what Samwell's version until South Park recreated. He should be THANKING South Park.



  19. 19

    This isn't copyright infringement..This is mockery,satire,sarcasm,parody. Huge difference. People just wanting to make money off of someone elses success



  20. 20

    Samwell already said that South Park used the song and was okay with the parody on Tosh.O Perez are you just making this up as you go?



  21. 21

    That was how many seasons ago?
    I would NEVER have even heard of "what what" if it weren't for South Park.
    They should be gratetful for the free publicity they received from South Park.



  22. 22

    Re: BetterIfIStay09 – They didn't get SUED for that you fucking idiot, check your facts before you respond.



  23. 23

    Umm, when Samwell was interviewed on Tosh.O, he said South Park ASKED to use his song. They're just looking for money after the College Humor thing. Losers.



  24. 24

    Have these guys ever had an original idea? Let's be real. Ask Seth MacFarlane.



  25. 25

    Re: truth in life – Probably decided to bring a cause of action before the statute of limitations prevented them doing so.



  26. 26

    Re: kimberlydianne – lmfao skidmark was the firtst thing i thought of too