A few days ago I’d read this article: http://www.howtostartaclothingcompany.com/truth-copyrights-licensing/
If you don’t feel like reading the short version is that the guy used the Boris Karloff Frankenstein likeness for a tee design (omitting a lot of the detail, enough that you’d think it’d be safe) but Universal saw it and he was forced to stop production of his shirt and pay them for the money he’d made off the shirt. So be warned I guess, but that’s not the purpose of the post.
I was wondering, say hypothetically that the frankentee were to get printed by DBH, and some dude from Universal were to catch wind of it, and wanted to sue or what not. Who, legally, is in trouble? The artist or DBH?
I’m pretty uneducated as far as the law is concerned, haha, so forgive me if the answer is obvious. I’m not really concerned about copyright infringement issues for myself because I always do 100% artwork anyway, but it was just something I was wondering and maybe other people wonder it too.