Why aren't radio stations lumped in with this? explain it to me like I'm five please... Shouldn't they (Zenbu) be also suing Clear Channel & others like them? Not only does Clear Channel have radio stations that play oldies, but you can also listen online via iHeartRadio... which last time I checked was a streaming site. I smell the distinct odor of collusion here.
So the fundamental question still exists - WTF is the NYPD doing uninvited in a foreign country? How is this supposed to help protect the malls in NYC? Should the cops in Pasedena be sending their own special liasons too? Where do you draw the line? To anybody not living in the great dystopian state of NYC - this appears to be a monumental waste of money and manpower.
I've done my homework - perhaps you ought remove your foot from your mouth before commenting. As many others have said on this post - Weird Al doesn't *have* to ask permission to parody a song. He does so out of professional respect. Asking permission for a parody has nothing to do with Fair Use https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use#Fair_use_and_parody