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i TABLE OF CONTENTS Page INTEREST OF THE AMICUS CURIAE ............. 1 INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGU- MENT .................................................................. 2 ARGUMENT ........................................................ 4 I. Parody Functions By Tricking People Into Thinking That It Is Real ........................... 4 II. Because Parody Mimics “The Real Thing,” It Has The Unique Capacity To Critique The Real Thing .......................................... 8 III. A Reasonable Reader Does Not Need A Disclaimer To Know That Parody Is Parody ........................................................ 10 IV. It Should Be Obvious That Parodists Cannot Be Prosecuted For Telling A Joke With A Straight Face ................................. 15 CONCLUSION ..................................................... 18

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