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    Costume copy right?

    Are the stripes on Han Solo`s pants copyrighted or copyright-able? or can another sci-fi property have red segmented stripes on their character as well?
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    Right.

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    Can you clarify

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    Wrong, not only are some clothing items copyrightable, the drawings of fashion are copyrightable, and the concept drawings of Han Solo and his pants are copyrightable. However, there is a fan art law somewhere you might want to examine. I havn't made real fan art since high school so I have no idea.

    Also, I think it's the fucking artists that make *some* fashion innovative. The human mind is not suddenly innovative because of legislation. And some artists have shit ideas. We all get shit ideas sometimes.

    Here is an article about clothing copyright law:

    http://www.newmediarights.org/busine...othing_designs
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    So if i am hearing you correct, Disney owns the rights to a segmented leg stripe? i understand possibly copyrighting a uniform, but a specific placement of one part or a version of something that is a staple of many different uniforms such as a stripe or shoulder snaps ect can it really be limited to one company?. I ask because yes, this is for a Commercial Project and not fan art, and because the character in question bares no similarity in anyway to han solo with the exception of the same colored and segmented leg stripe. in fact i haven't scoured all of the sci fi properties that have been made in such detail as to see if the gloves match that of any existing properties and that's what made me ask the question.

    it cant be that easy to obtain sole rights to a particular element of costume design or people would need an encyclopedia of scifi or fantasy costumes as to avoid accidentally adding a particular element, and also removing the stripe in the characters design might just make it appear too close to another stripe-less character perhaps? one that I haven't come across yet.

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    The site Izi linked to says that specific stuff like buckles can be copyrighted. Loads of people have a stripe down the leg like half of the British army.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Izi View Post
    However, there is a fan art law somewhere you might want to examine.
    there is whole thread about fan art and is it legal http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...rt-is-it-legal

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    Appreciate the link, but this question isn't for Fan art it is for its own I.P. that will be commercially available. The stripe could even be seen as "Parody."

    Black spot, exactly what I was thinking, something so common I was thinking couldn't be protected, but then again this is an augmentation of a common styling. I am wondering if the act of segmenting the stripe would be enough to make it protected?

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