A new character poster for Venom: Let There Be Carnage features a portrayal of She-Venom that has been copied from fan art, according to an Internet sleuth.
A new character poster for Venom: let there be carnage presents works of art that undeniably resemble a piece of Venom fan art posted in 2018.
Reddit user RealJohnGillman posted on r / Spiderman and several others Venom and film-related subtitles a day after the poster was released, claiming that the poster art was “drawn from fanart”. The fan art in question, posted on Deviantart in October 2018, portrayed Michelle Williams’ She-Venom, who appeared briefly in Venom. The character poster teases Williams’ return in the sequel. The Reddit post shows a larger version of the poster alongside the fan art to emphasize the similarity. Poster art appears to be a silhouetted version of fan art; however, some areas, such as the curve of the shoulders, do not fully match.
Commentators on the post were quick to discuss the possible copyright consequences of the alleged theft. âWhelp, someone is getting an unexpected paycheck,â one user wrote, while another replied, âUmâ¦ no. You have no ownership rights in any image you create using of a licensed character that you don’t own; it’s unethical to use it without compensation, I agree, but they own the character. “
Copyright law regarding fan-created content can be murky and convoluted. Under US copyright law, copyright owners have the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute their copyrighted works. While copyright owners have the right to issue takedown notices for fan-created content, they tend to encourage fan engagement rather than risk alienating their audience. Regardless, since most fan art is based on existing copyrighted content owned by someone else, fan artists have no copyright rights. . their content. Obviously, the copyright owner has the legal authority to use content created by fans based on their copyright to promote the original work.
Other major movie posters have been the subject of controversy in recent years. According to THR, the French artist Hachim Bahous requested a series of character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story copied from a series of album covers he drew in 2015. Then, in 2019, a video made the rounds of EckhartsLadder YouTube Channel accusing LucasFilm of stealing assets of fan-made content for a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker attach.
Venom, released in 2018, was generally criticized by critics but gained a devoted following. The sequel seems to offer even more frenzied humor and visual effects shows that moviegoers loved in the first film. Venom: let there be carnage arrives in theaters October 1.
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