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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
06-10-2010, 05:43 PM
Originally Posted by Ashur1
Im pretty sure that using the likeness of a real person without that persons consent is illegal, but im not a lawyer.
I can draw a cartoon with Angelina Jolie in it, publish it in a newspaper, and it's not illegal.

I can draw a picture of Angelina Jolie and sell it on the internet or on a streetcorner. That's not illegal either.

I can take a picture of Angelina Jolie and sell it to anyone I want. That's not illegal either.

If you defame someone, they can sue you on the basis that you are decreasing their ability to make money. But Angelina Jolie's face is not trademarked or copy protected. We could go through our lives afraid that Angelina Jolie will sue us because we made Lt. Jolie in STO, or we can just do it, have a laugh, and go on with our lives.

As said, it would be a lot of work. But it's possible.