On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 08:09:55AM -0500, Alex Page wrote:
IANAL, but AFAIK parody is protected under trademark law, as long as
you're not making profit (I presume beer money for the hassle of
T-shirt making is excusable).
IANAL either, but I think it's quite complicated.
"More interestingly the Court held that in trade mark law,
there is no "parody" defence to an infringement action."
Other cases seem to contradict that view though. Also relevant
"derogotary use", involving the "suggestion of an unwholesome, or
unsavoury association" seems to qualify as infringement in the US.
Don't we have someone here who *is* a lawyer? :-)