Stay Out of Riverdale!

So, Archie is watching you. Or at least Archie Comics Publications is and they aren't too pleased about any depictions of the Riverdale gang participating in anything related to sex, violence or any other adult situation. But at least they aren't going to sue me, so that's cool. (Those of you reading through RSS will need to see the posted image to see what I'm talking about.) Here is the posting that started it all.


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  2. Dear Mr. Barker,

    We would like to advise you that we are aware of the video (which you did not create)that is posted on your site, and we are not happy. We fully realise that parody and satire are protected forms of expression, and that we have no legal basis upon which to prevent you from posting this material, but we are hoping that you don't know that, and that this letter will serve to scare the pants off you and prevent you from using our copyrighted characters in parodic and satirical forms in the future.

    Respectfully yours,

    Overbearing, Blowhard, and Screw
    Bullies - I mean - Attorneys at Law

  3. An appropriate response is needed for this letter. Something along the lines of cutting off your middle finger and sending it to 'em.

  4. Well, I hate to admit it, but Archie Comics does have the right to protect its trademarks, although personally I wouldn't have a problem with parodies like that...

  5. I'm just pleased to get my first legal notice under the belt. If they found me, I wonder what sites like Superdickery must face.

    So what of the use of pop culture images on the web? Can companies really manage to go after everyone or hasn't that cat been out of the bag for years?

  6. Mercurie, if they had any legal standing, this would have been a cease and desist order. It was not. They know they don't have a foot to stand on here.