1. Huh. Turns out you can 'copyright' an art style. 15 U.S. Code § 1125(a) is all about not 'misleading' people into thinking your fanart is officially sanctioned when you share the same art style as the official release.

    Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 10:40:44 UTC from web
    1. @thelastgherkin I think it is only the case when you say that your art piece is official and you want to sell it as such. But yeah. The wording is quite unclear and opens up a wide range of interpretation.

      Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 10:55:34 UTC from Choqok
      1. @broniebrown It's no surprise that some lawyers are trained specifically for intellectual property disputes, given how big a minefield it is.

        Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 10:57:47 UTC from web
    2. @snowcone In my opinion every country's law should be re-written and be re-structured to follow some programming writing style such that the law can be processed like a program in order to check whether or not a new law interferes with other existing laws and warns whenever the law has loop-holes due to unclear words.

      Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 11:04:34 UTC from Choqok
    3. @thelastgherkin Does that mean nobody can use coloured squares anymore because of Mondrian?]

      Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 11:11:02 UTC from web
      1. @ceruleanspark Is Mondrian part of a multi-million dollar toy franchise?

        Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 11:14:41 UTC from web
        1. @thelastgherkin Is that a requirement? I'm sure his executors are probably multi-million dollars somethings

          Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 11:20:04 UTC from web
          1. @ceruleanspark To use Mondrian as the example, it's the difference between "I used squares, inspired by or as a parody of Mondrian" versus "I'm trying to convince people Mondrian painted this when in actually it was me all along".

            Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 11:22:10 UTC from web
    4. @snowcone as known as politicians

      Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 11:16:28 UTC from Choqok