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El-Man

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« on: 09-17-2009 05:29 »

This is starting to bug me. Who's the best person/entity to list the Futurama characters copyright to? Does Matt Groening still own the characters? Or is it the Curiosity Company? Or even Fox Corp?

I usually put ' Fox' in my artwork... but I saw something recently about MG still owning the characters. Who's correct?
Freako

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« Reply #1 on: 09-17-2009 05:46 »

Why not just not put it on your artwork?
Zed 85

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« Reply #2 on: 09-17-2009 10:15 »

I don't really know. Just usually I say "property/creation of Matt Groening" in my disclaimers - I don't mention FOX at all, out of principle. Because I'm edgy!
Freako

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« Reply #3 on: 09-17-2009 10:31 »

I'm edgier, I don't mention anyone but myself!
Jezzem

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« Reply #4 on: 09-17-2009 11:12 »

It's true. Sometimes he even writes it in binary.
El-Man

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« Reply #5 on: 09-17-2009 11:35 »

Well, good on ya, Freako. But I'm more pedantic than you are. And I've been putting copyright notices on my art for the past 15 years, sort it's sort of habitual as well.
Freako

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« Reply #6 on: 09-17-2009 11:39 »

I know, just print the entire show's credits over your images, that way everyone's covered just in case!
Marcus
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« Reply #7 on: 09-17-2009 21:57 »
« Last Edit on: 09-17-2009 21:59 »

As of 2002, the legal position looks to have been that *"Fox (Twentieth
Century Fox Film Corporation) is the exclusive owner of all rights to the world-famous "Futurama" television series and related copyrights, trademarks, and indicia of origin"; whether or not recent deals have amended that status, I 'unno!

I'd keep it the same unless there's some new info.

Ole-timey Marcus (remembering back when Fox sent C&D letters to x-toon (and regular) servers, website owners, and individual fan artists).

*quote from an old C&D letter to TLZ, http://www.chillingeffects.org/fanfic/notice.cgi?NoticeID=210
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