In the early 1990s, Dees was involved in a landmark Supreme Court case, when Orbison's music publisher sued 2 Live Crew for the raunchy rappers' parody, "Pretty Woman." The case was ultimately decided in the "Nasty As They Wanna Be" group's favor on the basis of fair use.
"It's like if someone asks you if they could use the car," Dees complained at the time. "We said no, but they take it and paint it all different colors."
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