Originally posted by ekedolphinParody is protected speech.
You (surprise, surprise!) are missing the point. Parody is one thing. Impersonation and trademark infringement are another. You can't just do whatever you want and yell out "Parody!" whenever someone doesn't like it. My guess is that there's quite a few "parody" accounts on Twitter that are more foul than fair.
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http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rec.sport.pro-wrestling/about A friend of mine found this and there are nice nuggets of history in some of those messages. So if you have time to kill see what was being discussed in November of 1994.