SNL “Tiny Hat” Thievery Denuded by OTM

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Much head-scratching has occurred over s the alleged plagiarism of the “Tiny Hats” sketch originated by Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and recently echoed on Saturday Night Live. According to On The Media, the big brain beneath the tiny hats, Tim Heidecker, can’t sue since “comedy is a world where copyright law barely applies. Comedians don’t copyright their jokes; instead, they rely on an informal system of intellectual property enforcement.” OTM taps law professors Chris Sprigman and Dotan Oliar to explain… Hats off to them… (ugh, I had to do it).

http://www.onthemedia.org/flashplayer/mp3player.swf?config=http://www.onthemedia.org/flashplayer/config_share.xml&file=http://www.onthemedia.org/stream/xspf/158243

Exhibit A:

http://i.adultswim.com/adultswim/video2/tools/swf/viralplayer.swf

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