TAS Do I Need a licensing agreement or similar?

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  1. Bobelix

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    I am a photographer. I am putting together a photo book that shows images of what I think fictional characters would carry with them every day.

    For example, what does Han Solo carry every day? What does a Star Trek officer carry on an away mission?

    Do I need the permission of the copyright holders to create and publish such imagery?
     
  2. Tim W

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    Certainly, yes.
    And you'll be expected to pay a hefty upfront fee as well
     
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    As Tim said, but - if it's for the purpose of parody or satire, it doesn't infringe on copyright.
     
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  4. Rob Legat - SBPL

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    Bear in mind as well that Star Wars characters like Han Solo are now the property of Disney which has a monster reputation for enforcing their intellectual property rights.
     
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    Thanks, I figured as much. I didn't think of the hefty upfront fee, though. So, generic genre photos it is!
     
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