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Nude models as superheroes

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by AKR44, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. AKR44

    AKR44 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Ok, potentially iffy situation. I'd like to shoot a model as various famous superheroes. She will be getting nude and profit will be involved. Is there any legal way to word things in the titles and descriptions and such so that it is ok for her to pose as a superhero without copyright infringement? Would putting some sort of legal paragraph on each gallery cover our butts? Like "This model is not actually *superhero.* This model, photographer and website are in no way associated with *Copyright owner's company.*


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  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    I think there is no way around the issue of trademark - the company can claim that you are tarnishing their good name by using a nude version. While I understand the desire to use something recognizable that is the property of someone else, why not use superheroes that might not have the same problem and modernize them, e.g. Greek gods? Note - I am in no way in or going to be in the nude modeling business, just discussing a legal issue! :D
     

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