Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
The Phoenix has withdrawn its takedown notice.
Luckily for the makers of SpaceBalls and the staff of the Gazette, US Copyright law provides for fair-use exemptions for parody as, the law reasons, no rights holder would give permission for others to mock their work.
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