Q: Could I put a mask on Oscar the Grouch t-shirt it would aware of problems with masks on for covid-19.
A: The answer is “probably”. Fair Use I s determined on a case by case basis but parody is one of the acceptable forms of fair use. A parody is determined if a new work is providing commentary specifically on the Original work. In this case, you’d be making the statement, “don’t be a grouch, wear a mask.” Which could in fact be viewed as parody.
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