Echo|Fox (
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 15:36:30 -0600 (MDT)

> Even fanart is a derivative work based on existing copyrighted material.
> Whether its nature is commercial or not has no bearing on the fact that
> the infringer opens himself/herself to actions by the copyright holder.
> The intended use of the shirt has to qualify under the fair use exception,
> which is indeed a grey area. The easiest solution is to just get permission
> to use an existing/licensed artwork from Bandai/Sunrise.
> Eddie
That's what I'm most worried about =) It would be really nice to have a
bit of Gundam artwork on the shirt, but we should keep this on the level.
Anybody knwo if Bandai/Sunrise has an e-mail address you could contact
for this sort of thing? Or better yet, anybody know someone at Bandai? =)

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