http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080602/...magine_lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein ruled that if the case went to court, the filmmakers would probably win under the fair use doctrine.

"That doctrine provides that the fair use of a copyrighted work for the purposes of criticism and commentary is not an infringement of copyright," Stein wrote in his decision in Manhattan federal court.

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Cue the "Expelled" haters to start forming conspiracy theories about the judge's last name.