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How does Rockstar avoid lawsuits? Using Kate Upton and Apple knockoffs

#1XFactor1Posted 4/3/2013 7:15:24 AM(edited)
The woman on the cover is 100% based on a photo of Kate Upton

http://lcs.gtasnp.com/Images/12.11.12/libertycitysurvivor.blogspot.com.01.jpg


The Peach phone, and Peach computer are a spoof of Apple products.


Do they get permission to use their likeliness before going through with it?
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#2mk_spiritPosted 4/3/2013 7:16:42 AM
The reason they use a Peach is because it's NOT an apple. You don't get trademark rights because something sorta looks like yours.
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#3XFactor1(Topic Creator)Posted 4/3/2013 7:18:51 AM
The photo of Kate Upton is a 1:1 copy.
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#4KenauePosted 4/3/2013 7:31:55 AM
It's caled a parody.
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#5Mattywright77Posted 4/3/2013 7:40:33 AM
mk_spirit posted...
The reason they use a Peach is because it's NOT an apple. You don't get trademark rights because something sorta looks like yours.


Try telling that to samsung.

And the person who said parody is right. Parody and satire usually are protected and when courts have been involved wins as long as its proven parody or satire.
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#6kupo1705Posted 4/3/2013 7:41:50 AM
Mattywright77 posted...
mk_spirit posted...
The reason they use a Peach is because it's NOT an apple. You don't get trademark rights because something sorta looks like yours.


Try telling that to samsung.

And the person who said parody is right. Parody and satire usually are protected and when courts have been involved wins as long as its proven parody or satire.


It's GTA, of course it's a parody.
#7jon davisPosted 4/3/2013 8:02:42 AM
Crivens, Upton is hot as ****.
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#8AjescentPosted 4/3/2013 8:04:31 AM
As for Upton...maybe they have her permission? Also, isn't usually a likeness disclaimer in games and films?
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#9evecharmevePosted 4/3/2013 8:04:46 AM
Because not every company is Bethesda. hope they don't put scrolls anywhere in the title
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#10_tanjil_Posted 4/3/2013 8:28:57 AM
yeah so many tv shows use stuff like pear pods and what not. Also yeah can't sue for using a character look a like.

Though I'm sure companies find a way to sue regardless.