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User Info: GreenLantern188

GreenLantern188
1 month ago#1
Flash episode 17 s05. Spider-Man references. This isn’t the first time either lol
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User Info: ShadowMan033

ShadowMan033
1 month ago#2
If you show copyright material or use the exact name of the brand without permission, that could be subject to litigation.

Simply saying “Peter Parker” isn’t anything. And you saw how they tip-toed around by saying “spider-person”. It’s clean.

Even this season Elongated Man says “we can travel the way I saw in a comic book” and then stretched his limbs from building to building Spider-Man style. It is all legal.
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User Info: brimicbed

brimicbed
1 month ago#3
https://i.imgtc.com/TQGY3fw.jpg

User Info: LemmeHollaAtcha

LemmeHollaAtcha
1 month ago#4
That’s a Pinterest meme @brimicbed
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User Info: brimicbed

brimicbed
1 month ago#5
LemmeHollaAtcha posted...
That’s a Pinterest meme @brimicbed


That's a real image from Runaways vol 2 #11.

User Info: LemmeHollaAtcha

LemmeHollaAtcha
1 month ago#6
Well, looking it up that issue was printed in 2005, and was over a decade and many court cases ago.

I know after the whole “Martha” thing in BvS there was a Spider-Man/Deadpool comic that poked fun at it and not a single syllable of “Batman” was said in that comic.
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User Info: Strata2win

Strata2win
1 month ago#7
On teen titans go.. (I have a 2 year old..)

"Darkseid is the most powerful villain in the universe.."

"Could he beat Batman?"
"Yes"
"Could he beat Superman?"
"Yes"
"Could he beat Spider-Man?"
"Well.. Spiderman wouldnt fight darkseid"
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User Info: desuno-to

desuno-to
1 month ago#8
Isn't there a big difference between simply saying their name vs actually using their likeness?

Eg in the first Transformers Bayverse movie the characters look at scratch marks on the walls and make comments about Freddy Kruger & Wolverine.

Shows set in modern times also frequently mention other shows that don't air on their network.
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User Info: PStrife

PStrife
1 month ago#9
Spoken and visual references are just references. It is when you are using actual images/likeness is when copyright/permission comes into play.

User Info: gjdsj

gjdsj
1 month ago#10
There's no law against referencing something. That's how they "get away" with it. If referencing something ever becomes illegal, I will really fear for this world.
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