Items tagged "Fandom Series"

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Copyright, Props, and Armor Replicas: “Yer a Statue, Harry”

August 29, 2018 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Cosplay , Fair Use , Fandom Series

Cosplay encompasses a lot of elements beyond the clothing covering your body. Armor, decorative flourishes, and props all fall under a different (and, mercifully, clearer) legal regime than clothing.

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Copyright and Cosplay: Working With an Awkward Fit

August 29, 2018 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Cosplay , Fair Use , Fandom Series

One of the questions about copyright that comes up most often at fan conventions is whether or not cosplay is “legal.” It’s a good question, but it gets into some of the murkiest areas of copyright law.

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