Posted by Arturo Bandini at 66-168-209-20.charterga.net on August 11, 2003 at 19:37:09:
In Reply to: george lucas posted by spider_boris on August 11, 2003 at 19:28:41:
Use of a copyrighted image/name/etc in a humorous manner is typically considered "parody" and allowable w/out express permission. This can be a grey area though -- see link for more details.
Asking for permission before creating a parody is a good way to CYA, especially if you plan on putting a bunch of money into your work. But if you think you can pass the "parody test" then you don't have to get permission. Again, grey grey grey -- see link and also google "parody free use copyright"
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