The Supreme Court and parody protection: this day in history
Among those who sent "friend of the court" briefs in support of 2 Live Crew were Mad magazine, The Harvard Lampoon, and the Comedy Central TV channel. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of parody.
1994 predates the wild profusion of parody on the web... it's interesting to speculate how things might be different online if the Supreme Court had decided differently. For the moment, raise a glass and toast the anniversary of this most historic occasion.
(With thanks to Rex Strother for the reminder.)