#1
Hey guys!

I'm talking about copyright infringements. Would I be breaking any laws if I were to use hand-drawn depictions of famous horror movie characters (Frankenstein, Freddy Krueger etc) on the cover of my next CD? Not really sure where to turn to or who to ask so thought I'd ask you guys.

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You probably will.
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Bugger, that's kind of what I thought =/

Damn.....thanks guys!
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#5
But you also how question how much anyone would care. Even it were, strictly speaking, breaking copyright, would anyone ever see or actually hold you to it?
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But you also how question how much anyone would care. Even it were, strictly speaking, breaking copyright, would anyone ever see or actually hold you to it?



A friend of mine created a website designed to stream radio/music related content over the web. (kind of like a Twitch.TV , but for music instead of gaming)

He used a picture of a globe somewhere on his site.
The site, of course, was very unknown to the public.
Still he got a letter from a company who made that globe picture to take it down or legal actions would be taken against him.
He took it down and made something himself.
There are a lot of people who care. I wouldn't go for it if I was TS
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A friend of mine created a website designed to stream radio/music related content over the web. (kind of like a Twitch.TV , but for music instead of gaming)

He used a picture of a globe somewhere on his site.
The site, of course, was very unknown to the public.
Still he got a letter from a company who made that globe picture to take it down or legal actions would be taken against him.
He took it down and made something himself.
There are a lot of people who care. I wouldn't go for it if I was TS


Wow, that's full on! Yeah I mean....the chances of getting busted are slim and it's not like I'm going to make it big or anything crazy, but I just don't wanna take that chance. If I play it safe I'll safe any potential issues.

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Wow, that's actually mega interesting! It's really not that clear-cut! Wow.....
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I would assume you'd have more success putting Frankenstein's monster on your cover, as there's no immediate public perception of what Frankenstein himself looks like.

Which could work for you copyright-wise actually.
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#10
You would probably be ok if, say, you didn't draw Boris Karloff as the monster. Made it recognizable, but put your own spin on it.
That said, some of these companies pay people whose only job is to scour media, like the internet, for potential copyright or trademark violations.
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I would assume you'd have more success putting Frankenstein's monster on your cover, as there's no immediate public perception of what Frankenstein himself looks like.

Which could work for you copyright-wise actually.

If it looks vaguely like the visual interpretation that I believe Universal Studios owns, then yes, he can still get sued over it.
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If it looks vaguely like the visual interpretation that I believe Universal Studios owns, then yes, he can still get sued over it.

I think he was making a pedantic point that what he's calling Frakenstein is actually Frankenstein's monster, and thus he could draw Dr Frankenstein himself all he wants.
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If it looks vaguely like the visual interpretation that I believe Universal Studios owns, then yes, he can still get sued over it.

RAB11 was just being picky. In the book, Frankenstein is the guy who created the monster, not the monster itself, which is more correctly called Frankenstein's Monster.

EDIT:^That. I was looking for the word "pedantic" too but I couldn't remember it.
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#14
Oh yeah I know the difference, I misread his post.
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I would assume you'd have more success putting Frankenstein's monster on your cover, as there's no immediate public perception of what Frankenstein himself looks like.

Which could work for you copyright-wise actually.


He wasn't being pedantic.
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He wasn't being pedantic.

He was right, but he was still being pedantic. Everyone knows who people are referring to when they say "Frankenstein", even though strictly speaking it is Frankenstein's monster they're talking about.
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Okay, all good guys! Problem diverted!
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He wasn't being pedantic.

Sorry for being pedantic but isn't this pedantic too?
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Frank's monster: Character is in the public domain, specific visualizations most likely are copyrighted.

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