Kev or any "red"- ACopyright question about J&SBSB

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Posted by Darth Dobbin at on March 26, 2001 at 17:06:36:

It would seem to make a certain amount of sense if the logo/title art for the new movie used the StarJedi font, like on that T-shirt, and in the "Click to see the Winners of the Mug-thing" above...

But here's my Q 4 U (Look; I'm The Artist!):

Lucas and his camp are, as of late, notoriously without a sense of humor or whimsey when it comes to "brand dilution" and hold their copyright with an iron, (and cybernetically attached) fist.*

Does the parody of their design constitute infringement? Or is a parody/homage somehow exempt?

Did you guys have to pay royalties for the echoing of the design, or at least gain permission from LucasFilms? Or will the actual title art be ever-so-slightly-modified, or just suggestive of the Jedi Font so that no lawsuit can take place?


*note-this is a departure from the wild & wooly days of the late 70s when anyone and their crazy brother could market a star wars ANYTHING. Who could forget the Star Wars Christmas Album with "What Do You Get a Wookie for Christmas?"

Or the disco-star wars theme song on 45? Ah, sweet, sweet youth. How very sad and dorky.

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