Lutz, FL asked in Communications Law and Intellectual Property for Florida

Q: Am I infringing on any copyright?

I am thinking about becoming a controversial topics commentator on YouTube and my desired Display name is "HokageAshKetchup" A parody mash up of two of my childhood favourite television shows. If I was to create the YouTube channel and monetize (Gain ad revenue from viewers) and market some T-shirts of the mash up (two main characters of the series combined) would I be infringing on their copyright by gaining proceeds from a parody of their creation?

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Deltona, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You have to explain this a bit more so that I can understand what you are doing and what you are asking. It seems to me that this is your creation, no one else's. Why even tell someone how you arrived at the name? It makes no sense to me.

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