Cathy Guthrie, one half of the band Folk Uke, and also the daughter of Arlo Guthrie and grandaughter of Woody Guthrie emailed Gary and I at Ukulelia about JibJab's parody of "This Land is Your Land." (See Cory's entry about the publishing company that controls the right to the song and how it is taking legal action against JibJab.) Cathy gave me permission to run her comments on Boing Boing:
I can speak for myself and my immediate family including my Dad, that we all love it! We've all seen it and passed it along to our friends and family. It's incredibly clever, funny and a nice break from the heavy tones of politics going on right now. My personal opinion is that if I were the one who had written that song, I would be honored to have it used that way. If they start selling that song and making money, then I might be concerned about getting my royalties, but as far as I know, they haven't made any money from showing it on their site for free. That parody was made for you and me.