Saturday, August 29, 2015
NYPD wants Disney, Marvel to enforce "copyright" claims to help clean up Times Square
Curiously, New York City is trying to get movie studios (especially Disney, Marvel, Paramount, and Universal) to pursue people who perform as costumed characters in Times Square for “copyright” or “trademark” infringement, story here.
It’s hard to see why NYPD finds them objectionable, but there seems to have been some bad behavior in some cases. The City is said not to want Spider Man or the Hulk in Times Square. (Who doesn't like super heroes? Maybe real ones?)
I find them rather entertaining, although some ask for tips.
This would be something that Electronic Frontier Foundation would see as abuse of copyright law.
Picture: Dec. 1, 2011, my visit