Yankovic 1, Gaga 0

So, Weird Al requested permission from Lady Gaga to parody her song “Born this Way”, and after giving up his family vacation and burning the midnight oil for days just to get a recording into her hands, he was denied.  After which, in a move that basically proves his balls will need their own casket when he dies, Weird Al released his newly minted song for free on YouTube because parodies are covered under the Fair Use doctrine.  The Internet became enraged, and Gaga got so much heat that she claims she never heard the parody—that her management made that decision without her input—and has granted Weird Al permission to officially release it on his next album.  Awesome.

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