Well, now, I’m glad we’ve gotten to the “insulting” portion of the argument. Since I’m an idiot, perhaps you could kindly explain copyright and trademark law to us all then?
Except Sesame Street Workshop isn’t sue STX over the film — they are suing over the advertisement, which, again, was clearly about parodying Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop even stated that they are only suing because of the ad, which means they will lose.
I mean, “Puppets but for adults” is a thing that’s been around for a while.
Are you using an ad-blocker? I find that my ad-blocker is making my comments replying not work at first, but then I refresh the page and it works.
Fair use still applies to trademark law and parody absolutely applies, too.
But Fair Use doesn’t necessarily apply to for-profit stuff, right?
By using the name, they’re establishing themselves as the “mature” seasame street.
There are limits. This reaches the limit.
This is a trademark issue (how a work or mark is used in relation to business), not a copyright issue (who owns the rights to a work).
You need to show that they’re referencing/sending-up specific SS characters, themes, etc.
It’s a parody like Avenue Q is a parody — it’s pretty clearly satirizing the fact that Sesame Street is a squeeky clean kid’s show, so it’s showing the dark underbelly of it. Which counts as, hey, parody. (Satire/homage is also parody.)
No, it doesn’t violate any tenants of Fair Use. The movie is a satire of Sesame Street and the advertising is clearly showing that, therefore it is clearly Fair Use. This would be like if Sesame Workshop wanted to sue Avenue Q whenever there was a poster saying it was like “Sesame Street for adults.”
That’s...not really how it works. Fair Use still applies even if they use the name “Sesame Street.” They aren’t saying “We are Sesame Street,” they are pointing out how different they are from Sesame Street.
Except that’s not what happened at all. The comic book character hasn’t changed her appearance at all — there’s just a small, sly cameo from the Brie Larson Captain Marvel, green suit and all.
Council of Marvels, since they aren’t all Carol Danverses.
Yep — it’s not just Carol Danverses, it’s anyone who had the name “Captain Marvel” — hence Mar-Vell, Monica Rambeau, Genis-Vell, Phyla-Vell, and, if you can see him in the lower right corner, Billy Batson.
Dammit, now I want a Captain Marvel Corps, just like the Captain Britain Corps.
It’s clearly leveraging the Muppets and Sesame Street in their marketing and the appearance of the puppets.
They only reference Sesame Street in order to say how different they are, however. It seems like you could use the phrase “No Sesame, All Street” because 1) it’s not actually using the name or show Sesame Street in order to advertise the movie and 2) using a name in parody is clearly defined under Fair Use. Frankly, …
Space Israel, but yes.