The people who come here and insult Mike, try to discredit Techdirt, and call everyone else commenting derisive names all think they're getting hidden simply because people disagree with them, not because they're disagreeable.
They can't take responsibility for why they're being reported - it's everyone else's fault.
By your argument, the fact that Weird Al still releases it for free if the artist says no is NOT moral. Just because he's not asking for money doesn't mean parodying another artists work against their wishes isn't moral.
No, the moral thing is to not to have ask permission every time you want to do something. The moral thing is for artists to have the freedom to express themselves in any way they want.
I've never seen any disrespect for the artist on Techdirt. It was acknowledged that parodying the song despite Adam Yauch's wishes was in bad taste, and Goldieblox is now admitting that after discovering what those wishes were.
The articles have always been about whether the work is fair use or not, which trumps the artists wishes whatever they may be. Many artists have wished for things they cannot have - often wishing things they did in the past would go away.
Thankfully, artists do not get to dictate everything that happens to their work forever. We'd be in a real mess if that were the case.