As glad as Disney is to convey out their large group of top-notch legal professionals, let’s no longer omit that Lucasfilm has a name for being very protecting of its IP smartly earlier than it was once received by means of Disney. Do you know that Lucasfilm as soon as sued Dr. Dre in 2000 for sampling the THX “Deep Observe” sound? It is true!
Additionally, all the way through the ’80s and ’90s, it was once not unusual for Lucasfilm legal professionals to sweep via conventions and confiscate any unofficial scripts, theatrical film posters, and bootleg movies (particularly of the notorious “Celebrity Wars Vacation Particular” which is now extensively to be had, however on the time was once just about not possible to seek out) or even fan artwork/fanzines. Lots of the fan content material that they cared about was once of the steamy selection.
At the one hand, I will be able to perceive why George Lucas did not need the “Celebrity Wars” emblem to be related to X-rated fan fiction, however at the different, it isn’t like youngsters have been stumbling upon these things. Again in that generation particularly, if you happen to sought after to seek out that illicit subject material you in reality needed to search for it.
It wasn’t till the lead-up to the prequels that it felt like Lucasfilm comfy its fan members of the family a bit of, to the purpose the place the corporate itself promoted and inspired fan movies.
I have no idea why anyone at Lucasfilm/Disney took an interview with the OG Darth Vader airing in cinemas within the lead-up to “The Pressure Awakens” as being one thing to sue over and forestall from going down, however it is indisputably a foul glance.