marceepauff wrote:So here's a question... Why are Monty Python and Star Wars movie quotes ok?
Part of it seems to be how litigious an entity might be... star wars and monty python shirts are a dime a dozen and Woot knows they wont be getting a call from a lawyer if they print another one. You start venturing into less exploited intellectual properties and it can be a bit of a crap shoot. I've noticed that woot will print a lot more star wars than star trek shirts... they reject the trek shirts unless the parody is obvious... Star wars seems to skate unless you start throwing in actual "star wars words" like Wookiee, Tatooine, etc... With star trek, you go anywhere near that emblem and you are out.... One thing I've wondered about is now that Disney owns star wars, if that will change things moving forward... Woot steers pretty clear of disney... Anyway...my point is some intellectual properties are "safer" to exploit than others. This is all based on observation and is only my opinion.