Big news, America. The “What What In The Butt” guy from YouTube lost his case against Viacom for allegedly infringing on the video in a 2008 “South Park” parody.
Wired’s David Kravets reports the court said “this is an obvious case of fair use,” despite South Park using the same idea, framing and shots.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision, which you can read in all its hilarity here.
Choice quote: “The heart of the video features an adult African American male ensconced in a bright red, half-buttoned, silk shirt, dancing, grinning creepily at the camera, and repeatedly singing the same cryptic phrases: “I said, what what, in the butt” and “you want to do it in my butt, in my butt.”
Now jam out to the viral video below (or not):
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