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PK 137: Is your fan art legal? Let's ask an IP Lawyer

PK 137: Is your fan art legal? Let's ask an IP Lawyer

Full show notes at: Go to any comic con and you'll see countless artists selling fan art featuring some of our most popular characters. From Spiderman to Superman and Harley Quinn to Stormtroopers, it's all there. But could you be breaking the law as an artist by producing this kind of work? And how can you avoid getting slapped with a lawsuit for infringing copyright? Well, who better to ask than an expert in these matters? In this interview, we talk with an actual IP lawyer, Seth Polansky, to see exactly where artists stand when making art based on our favorite comic book and game characters. So, if you've ever innocently produced fan art (even if you haven't actually sold it), you might want to listen closely. Because the advice you'll get from listening to Seth just might save you a stack of money and help keep you on the right side of the law. But as well as being an expert in legal matters, Seth is also a pretty awesome indie filmmaker and mus