Will changing a letter in name and their specialty be good enough to not get any kind of copyright claim or some kind of takedown request? Think in the style of the Grand Theft Auto video game series by Rockstar.
Possibly. Did you take the photo and create the meme? If not, someone else probably had a copyright interest in the image. If you use it without their permission or a valid license, you could be liable for copyright infringement. Making money is not a requirement for copyright infringement....Read more »
It's not necessary to get it copyrighted first. In fact, if the publisher likes it, they will help with getting it copyrighted.
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