Forget The Cease-and-Desist; Learn To Use The Proceed-and-Permit“:

There have been way too many stories over the years of humorless lawyers sending cease-and-desist letters to websites that create parodies involving their brands. Parody, of course, is protected by fair use. That’s why it’s at least a little refreshing to find out that there’s at least one company out there that recognizes that you should respond to parody with parody …. Linden Lab®, makers of Second Life®, responded to a parody site called Get A First Life ….