Clickhole is the latest offering from the satirical news site The Onion, and it’s designed to parody the kind of dumbed-down lists, quizzes and viral clickbait used by other media sites — but in some ways the satire is so subtle that it ceases to be satire at all
A closely watched parody case turns out to have resulted in a potential $1 million payout — but, as with everything else in the case, there’s more than meets the eye.
Toy maker GoldieBlox is using mass media to empower little girls to pursue science and engineering. But what about the artists whose songs the company is using to spread its message?
A fuss over a girl-power video makes the Beastie Boys look like copyright bullies. Don’t judge too quickly — the case is not cut and dried, and the video maker’s own legal tactics leave something to be desired. UPDATED with Beastie Boys response.
Fake Twitter accounts for Nate Silver, Diane Sawyer and Mitt Romney offered humorous moments on election night — but one day they may also be important sources for political historians.
Humor site JibJab doesn’t think White Castle’s animation is very funny, and has filed a lawsuit to stop the fast food chain from using its name to promote “chicken rings” on Facebook.
Embattled BlackBerry maker Research In Motion got a rare bit of good news this week after judges refused to let a gadget site trademark the…
What’s with Biebs and these lawsuits? Last year, a deranged woman took him to court, claiming she was his baby-moma. Now, the teenage celeb…
The owner of the popular Wimpy Kid franchise is suing an upstart publisher for releasing an illustrated “diary” featuring a haggard, blood-s…
In a surprisingly watchable music video parody, Urlesque uses Google Instant to dramatize Billy Joel’s parody-friendly “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” It’s less than two minutes long; it’s cheeky; it’s tech-related; and it’s Friday, so go watch.