A few weeks back I posted about Labour using the McDonalds Golden Arches in a political post on social media. Well today, the Young Nats posted a parody of the Kim and Kanye Vogue cover on Twitter and Facebook:
Now I am not going to comment on the quality of this parody. But I do want to point out that in NZ there is no parody or satire defence to copyright infringement. I am not sure if the Young Nats are the ones who created this, or if they are just sharing it. But using someone else’s copyrighted material and parodying it to make a political point is not the greatest idea, if you don’t have their permission. This has already been pointed out in the comments on the post about the infringement of Vogues Intellectual Property. So once again, I would caution about using companies IP to try and make a political point. There are other ways to do it.