Contrafaction

CONTRAFACTION, crim. law. Counterfeiting, imitating. In the French law contrafaction (contrefacon) is the illegal reprinting of a took for which the author or his assignee has a copyright, to the prejudice of the latter. Merl' Repert. mot Contrefacon.

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she did so in the same issue of the Tulane Drama Review in which Sturtevant (as "Elaine") made her splash in the script of Oldenburg's Washes--an exploit giving no clue that she was already interrogating, via her double negatives, many of the things to which Rainer was saying no: thwarting any privileging of the visible over the invisible, abandoning imposed teleologies, jettisoning mntinmdmpage2M any unifying stylization, turning the rendezvous of the question marks and ellipses of "individual" and "identity" into a dance of divestiture and renunciation, providing contrafaction.
Moreover Paloma offers convincing evidence that the men who sing this contrafaction are aware of its source and its original lyrics.
47) On the other hand, Luther's famously lighthearted vindication of the contrafaction of sacred words to profane melodies -- `Why should the Devil have all the good tunes?
Note, however, the discussion in PMLHA, 149-52, where I have changed my views on the relationship of the Blondel lyric and its presumed contrafactions.