The concept of parody

Author:Andreea Seucan
Position:Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Department of Law
Pages:99-105
SUMMARY

The scientific paper focuses on possible meanings of the concept of parody, by using as framework Law No.8/1996 on copyright and neighboring rights, but especiallly in the perspective of the European Union Law (Directive No. 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society and ... (see full summary)

 
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The concept of parody
Assistant professor Andreea SEUCAN
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Abstract
The scientific paper focuses on possible meanings of the concept o f parody, by
using as framework Law No.8/1996 on copyright and neighboring rights, but especiallly in
the perspective of the European Union Law (Directive No. 2001/29/EC of the European
Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of
copyright and related rights in the information society and the Judgement of the Court
(Grand Chamber) of Justice of the European Union of 3 September 2014 -Case C-201/13.
Keywords: Law No.8/1996, Directive 2001/29/CE, Judgement of the Court of
Justice of the European Union - C-201/13.
JEL Classification: K39
1. Introduction
Parody is being defined by the Explanatory Dictionary of the Romanian
Language (DEX 2009) as being 1. A literary composition that takes over subjects,
motives and artistic means from another literary work for the purpose of achieving
a satirical or comical effect. 2. Unsuccessful copy of an original, of a prototype,
that is inferior to the original. By extension mockery.
The French Dictionary Larousse defines parody in literature
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as being an
imitation with comical effect, edging caricature, pastiche and burlesque, that mocks
a serious and famous literary work or any codified system (parody of ceremonies,
of law texts, of religious texts); the parody aims to achieve a playful and liberating
effect, but, by presenting values and norms as being false, it points out the tragic
results of their end- this is the cause of the bitter character of the comical part.
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Andreea Seucan - Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Department of Law,
andreea.seucan@cig.ase.ro
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Imitation à vocation comique, touchant à la fois à la caricature, au pastiche et au burlesque, qui
ridiculise un texte littéraire sérieux et célèbre, ou tout système codifié (parodies de cérémonies, de
textes d e loi, de textes religieux...). La parodie peut avoir seulement une fonction ludique et de
défoulement, mais, en présentant les valeurs et les normes des genres nobles comme fallacieuses,
elle s'expose à énoncer le tragique résultant de leur liquidation d'où il vient que son comique est
souvent amer. En savoir plus sur http://www.larousse.fr/encyclopedie/litterature/parodie/
175898#lobcLkUef7itYsIs.99 - last access on May 1, 2015

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