No, this is not legal. It is intellectual property infringement.Question, if I take a picture of someone famous - say a MMA fighter - from my camera then make and sell a shirt of the picture - is this legal?
Different mediums are governed under different laws.people take pic's of celebrities and sell them to gossip magazines
The law defines shirts as clothing, not as a means of expression. It may seem like a gray area in logical terms because people do like to use clothing to express themselves. But the law doesn't see it that way.Just a what if. What if printed on the shirt is something against a person or institution with the face of the person or a tradename or trademark also printed on it and worn in a protest action (like 30 or more people wearing the same shirt)? I am just curious because here, the shirt is used as a means of expression and not as clothing.
I am not planning to court legal action but woner if there have been precedent cases.
Aren't most lawsuits in this area for commercial reasons. ? I would believe so.
But anyone that decides to toe the gray areas of IP/Copyright/Trademark/etc law w/o talking to a lawyer is just asking for a court date and a big ol' headache.
Read carefully ,think hard, and see a lawyer.
Like my son likes to say 95 per cent of whats on the internet is made up by 5 perccent of the people who like to mess with your head.