dealsskyrim/simpsons mashup tee at teefury for $10.00…

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I smell a lawsuit!

(Cool shirt, though.) :)

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Yeah, it's probably treading on thin ice, but thought it had to be done!

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I wonder if it's legally distinct enough based on the fact that about 30% of his head is obscured. Any budding law.wooters have an opinion on copyright law?

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@stark: You mean that it violates Simpsons and Skyrim copyrights? It should be covered under fair use laws since it's a parody. The disadvantage there is that unless they're claiming 100% of profits go to charity then it automatically violates copyright even under fair use because they're making a financial gain.

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@ikisat: Really? So any parody product money must all be donated to charity otherwise it's illegal? I've never heard that before.

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As far as I know, "fair use" does not include making money off a copyrighted property.

The exception made for parody and satire does not mean you can profit from the property. Even Weird Al pays royalties to the original artist.

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What I was asking was actually at what point does what is clearly Homer Simpson become Not Homer Simpson based on the amount of artwork that is actually displayed? Would just a picture of his waist down be considered a violation of copyright?

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@stark: I know very little about law, but I suspect "A moron in a hurry" might be relevant? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_moron_in_a_hurry

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Then there's the other meme with a limping Homer. "Stupid arrow!" Funnier IMO.