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I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge on copyright issues with custom t-shirt designs. For example can you mention names of copyright movies or bands? Can you mention famous quotes from movies? Does parody affect the legality of a copyright? For example if you wanted to make a parody t-shirt of a famous band, would it still be illegal?

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Can you use a persons name? Or is a celebrity name off limits as well? I heard the guy who makes the "I ****** Gisele" shirts was sued.
 

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Hmmm, so I guess it's a matter of who you upset. A cease & desist order doesn't mean it's illegal necessarily, but the problem is the celebrities generally have deeper pockets. I wonder if there has been any past legal cases regarding parody's of trademarks or celebrity names.

How in the heck does SNL get away with mocking anything in sight and profiting from it?
 
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