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Is Cosplay Copyright Infringement?There are many many misconceptions about what is copyrighted and what is not in the cosplay world so I'm here to clear some of this up. Mind you, I've spent a long time researching this as well as talking to people who are legally responsible for knowing the copyright laws like the back of their hand and this is what I've come up with.Is Cosplay Copyright Infringement? by *Antiquity-Dreams
Mind you, my word is NOT gold and please feel free to correct me if you find viable proof that states otherwise !
Myth: All cosplay is copyright infringement!!
Fact: Yes and no.
"Copyright attorneys will tell you that in a very literal sense these costumes are derivative works of the original, requiring those who make them to first obtain a copyright license from the owners. Making your own costume for Halloween should be fair use of a copyright. However, no use is fair use until a judge says it is. That means that you have to get to trial first. The process of getting there is very costly. The Warner Bros cease and desist letter means that