Yesterday, Andy received a Cease and Desist from Bill Cosby’s lawyers that ordered him to remove a parody of Bill Cosby called “House of Cosby’s,” which was created by amateurs. As this is pretty clearly a parody of a public figure, the legal threat is tantamount to legal bullying on the behalf of Bill Cosby. Any comedian should understand that parody and satire are protected under free speech, and those who would attempt to silence that are simply hurting themselves.
To show my support, i’ve created a “Save House of Cosby’s” banner that you can grab from here and post on your website. I’m not a graphic designer, but hopefully it does make you curious. Link it to: http://www.waxy.org/archive/2006/03/03/litigati.shtml Hopefully it will help spread awareness about the stand that Andy is taking on this issue.