Re: Re: Re: Movie posters
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on April 04, 2001 at 03:53:59:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Movie posters posted by Stephen L. Anderson on April 03, 2001 at 18:39:55:
: : : What are the laws concerning parody of movie posters? I would like to use the "look" of a movie poster for an advertisment. The images would be completely different. Is this copyright infringment?
: At least one case has held that a parody of a popular movie poster (for the film "Big Wednesday") does in fact constitute an infringement.
: In such case, the court took great pains to establish that the poster was substantially similar to an existing copyrighted and trademarked movie poster; that the purpose of the "parody" poster was in fact for financial gain and that consumers were likely to be confused into thinking that the so called "parody" was somehow related to or endorsed by the original.
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