Is it OK to use the image of a 21-year-old Scotty?
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Join Date: Aug 2012
03-10-2013, 05:29 PM
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Memory Alpha says:
Montgomery Scott joined Starfleet and began his engineering career in 2241.
In 2265, Scott was assigned to the USS Enterprise
I want to create TOS holonovel in which the player plays the character of a young Scotty, when he was a Lt. assigned to Drozana Station (or something like that). I'd like to have an image of the 21 year-old Scotty, narrating his logs (which were used to make the holo-novel).
Is that OK? It would resemble the character, as far as simply being a young TOS engineer with brown hair, brown eyes, etc. But, it would be a younger version of the actor that appeared in TOS.
While I'm not a lawyer by any means, generally it comes down to whether or not you are portraying either:
A) The likeness of the actor, or
B) A combination of factors that would lead an audience to associate your portrayal with the actor (as opposed to the character)
If in doubt, you might want to reach out to BranFlakes or one of the Foundry devs who frequests the forums for guidance.