Copyright Ideas Keep on Turning

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The House of Saucier loves Saturday Night Live! We wait in anticipation about who is going to be the hosts, musical guests and the announcement of the new cast members each season. Even when the sketches are bad and miss the mark, they have an inherent goodness about them that allows society to laugh.

But that doesn’t mean this American icon is free from critique. This past week saw SNL as the cover story for alleged stealing of a sketch. While CBS This Morning did not say the phrase “copyright infringement,” the implication in the story CBS ran could lead to that potentially being a claim.

A comedy troupe out of Los Angeles claims they have been performing a similar type sketch for several weeks. The skits in question feature women dressed as Tina Turner and stopping in between verses to speak negatively about what is going on in their…

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