Custom Toys and Action Figures by Blayne

Monday, March 28, 2016

Copyright, fair use and visual mashups

An interesting article that I could see reapplied to 1-off (or short runs) of custom figures, cosplay armor or props based on existing properties.
A question I get asked a lot is, “How come you haven’t gotten sued?” Another thing I see a lot of is artists worrying about getting sued (for example, in relation to comic companies cracking down on fan prints at conventions). I also see a lot of terrible mash-ups whose makers by all rights *should* be sued. So for all these reasons I thought I’d put together everything I know on the subject