A critical analysis of memes and fair use

Iyer, Aishwaria S. and Mehrotra, Raghav (2017) A critical analysis of memes and fair use. Rostrum’s Law Review, 4 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2321-3787

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Humor in the internet era has seen the emergence of memes as key players in virtual entertainment. Most social media sites are punctuated with characters that evoke certain emotions even with a quick glance. Memes ranging from the ‘Socially Awkward Penguin’, the ‘Grumpy Cat’ or ‘Derp and Derpina’ along with various others have become an active part of internet humor. Memes by their nature are works that have been copied from other sources. However, such copying has evidently not been checked by law as yet. To understand the dichotomy of this issue, it is imperative that we understand what internet memes are, what fair

Item Type: Article
Keywords: memes | fair use | copyright | critical analysis
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Library and Information Science
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2022 13:55
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 13:55
Official URL: https://journal.rostrumlegal.com/critical-analysis...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/3233


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