NEW YORK (AP) - An author's rights to a parody stage adaptation of the 1991 Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves action movie "Point Break" have been upheld by a federal appeals court in New York.

NEW YORK (AP) An author's rights to a parody stage adaptation of the 1991 Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves action movie "Point Break" have been upheld by a federal appeals court in New York.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday found an unauthorized creation can qualify for copyright protection if it adds sufficient originality to what it's based upon.

A three-judge panel found creativity in Jaime Keeling's production of the stage show "Point Break Live," which parrots lines from the movie in a humorous way.

Keeling says she's thrilled with the ruling, upholding a $250,000 jury award in her favor.

The court rejected an appeal by Eve Hars, who staged performances of Keeling's parody for four years without paying her.

Hars' lawyers haven't responded to a message seeking comment.