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14th Jun '17 7:24:30 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** ''Videogame/WanganMidnight'' did this too in the fourth installment onwards after {{Retcon}}ning in the overseas version of the first three games by changing the Gemballa-tuned Porsche Blackbird (which was Nissan 350z in the overseas version of the first three games) into RUF.

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** ''Videogame/WanganMidnight'' did this too in the fourth installment onwards after {{Retcon}}ning in the overseas version of the first three games by changing the Gemballa-tuned Porsche Blackbird that resembles Porsche 911 Turbo of the source material (which was Nissan 350z in the overseas version of the first three games) into RUF.RUF Yellowbird (although still painted black, hence the nickname).
14th Jun '17 7:21:25 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** ''Videogame/WanganMidnight'' did this too in the fourth installment onwards after {{Retcon}}ning in the overseas version of the first three games by changing the Gemballa-tuned Porsche Blackbird (which was Nissan 350z in the overseas version of the first three games) into RUF.
11th Jun '17 7:24:40 PM tyrekecorrea
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* Sometimes, to get around copyright restrictions, ClosedCaptioning will either mention songs by name or refer to them by genre. Apparently, doing both at once requires clearance.

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* Sometimes, to get around copyright restrictions, ClosedCaptioning will either mention refer to songs by name or refer to genre, mention them by genre. name, or give their lyrics. Apparently, doing both the latter two at once the same time requires clearance.
11th Jun '17 4:04:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'': In the original Nintendo 64 version, Kazooie tells Loggo, a talking toilet, that he should call a plumber to get himself unclogged, specifically Mario. In the XboxLiveArcade port, because Rare no longer works under Nintendo (and because, y'know, it's on the UsefulNotes/Xbox360), Mario is merely alluded to as "the famous Italian one."

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* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'': In the original Nintendo 64 version, Kazooie tells Loggo, a talking toilet, that he should call a plumber to get himself unclogged, specifically Mario. In the XboxLiveArcade UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade port, because Rare no longer works under Nintendo (and because, y'know, it's on the UsefulNotes/Xbox360), Mario is merely alluded to as "the famous Italian one."
3rd Jun '17 2:52:26 PM nombretomado
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* Since Creator/{{Nintendo}} trademarked the word {{Wii}}, any game on the system trying for that name would have to do something similar, like ''VideoGame/WeCheer''.

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* Since Creator/{{Nintendo}} trademarked the word {{Wii}}, UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, any game on the system trying for that name would have to do something similar, like ''VideoGame/WeCheer''.
13th May '17 11:06:19 AM nombretomado
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* The Creator/MarvelComics character Shang-Chi was created as the son of literary villain FuManchu back when Marvel had licensed the rights to the character. This led to an awkward situation where Marvel has 100 percent ownership of Shang-Chi, but is legally barred from ever referring to his father by his real name. For instance, there is a humorous moment in ''Comicbook/BlackPanther'' where [=T'Challa=] tries to refer to him as "The Infamous Fu Manchu," only to be interrupted as soon as he reached the "F" in his name. Writers have since gotten around this by referring to him by various pseudonyms, and Creator/EdBrubaker eventually went so far as to have him disfigured beyond recognition in an issue of ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers''.

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* The Creator/MarvelComics character Shang-Chi was created as the son of literary villain FuManchu Literature/FuManchu back when Marvel had licensed the rights to the character. This led to an awkward situation where Marvel has 100 percent ownership of Shang-Chi, but is legally barred from ever referring to his father by his real name. For instance, there is a humorous moment in ''Comicbook/BlackPanther'' where [=T'Challa=] tries to refer to him as "The Infamous Fu Manchu," only to be interrupted as soon as he reached the "F" in his name. Writers have since gotten around this by referring to him by various pseudonyms, and Creator/EdBrubaker eventually went so far as to have him disfigured beyond recognition in an issue of ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers''.
4th May '17 2:39:15 PM tyrekecorrea
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* Sometimes, to get around copyright restrictions, ClosedCaptioning will either mention songs by name or refer to them by genre. Apparently, doing both at once requires clearance.
3rd May '17 1:53:19 PM DustSnitch
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* Southwest Airlines and Stevens Aviation both began using a variation of "Just Plane Smart" as their slogan at around the same time. Instead of taking the matter to court, they decided to settle it with an armwrestling match between [=CEOs=] as a publicity stunt. The CEO of Stevens Aviation won, and promptly granted Southwest the right to use the phrase as well at no charge. The two companies got a lot of good press and raised about $15,000 for charity to boot.

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* Southwest Airlines and Stevens Aviation both began using a variation of "Just Plane Smart" as their slogan at around the same time. Instead of taking the matter to court, they decided to settle it with an armwrestling match between [=CEOs=] as a publicity stunt. The CEO of Stevens Aviation won, and promptly granted Southwest the right to use the phrase as well at no charge. The two companies got a lot of good press and raised about $15,000 for charity to boot.[[labelnote:Source]][[https://priceonomics.com/how-southwest-airlines-settled-a-legal-dispute/ How Southwest Airlines Settled a Legal Dispute with Arm Wrestling]][[/labelnote]]
2nd May '17 10:07:01 PM FurryKef
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* Even with an ad that [[http://madisonian.net/images/kulula.jpg all but lampshaded that they were not the official airline]] for the [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup 2010 FIFA World Cup]], and without even referring to the tournament by name, a South African discount airline ''still'' got threatened by FIFA for creating an "unauthorized association" with the tournament because of the ads imagery. FIFA and other major sports organizations have, lately, required host countries for their major events to implement strict laws to ban so-called "ambush marketing" in order to protect the official sponsors. With what FIFA ended up telling them, they were basically [[TradeSnark asserting a special trademark on anything culturally related to South Africa, and even the word "South Africa", if used in connection to a reference to football]]. Of course, they had to lampshade it further with their [[http://www.southafrica.to/transport/Airlines/Kulula-flights/2010/Kulula-football-free-ad.jpg new ad]], discussing an event happening "not next year, not last year, but somewhere in between."

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* Even with an ad that [[http://madisonian.net/images/kulula.jpg all but lampshaded that they were not the official airline]] for the [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup 2010 FIFA World Cup]], and without even referring to the tournament by name, a South African discount airline ''still'' got threatened by FIFA for creating an "unauthorized association" with the tournament because of the ads ad's imagery. FIFA and other major sports organizations have, lately, required host countries for their major events to implement strict laws to ban so-called "ambush marketing" in order to protect the official sponsors. With what FIFA ended up telling them, they were basically [[TradeSnark asserting a special trademark on anything culturally related to South Africa, and even the word "South Africa", if used in connection to a reference to football]]. Of course, they had to lampshade it further with their [[http://www.southafrica.to/transport/Airlines/Kulula-flights/2010/Kulula-football-free-ad.jpg new ad]], discussing an event happening "not next year, not last year, but somewhere in between."
16th Apr '17 9:28:58 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' #2, two Spideys dash off to reload their webbing during the final battle. As they do, they start some of the other Spider-Men they've seen, but they list them as [[Theather/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark the one who wouldn't stop singing show-tunes]], [[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 the one who kept trying to teach English]], two who were unmasked and resembled [[Franchise/SpiderManTrilogy the guy from]] Film/{{Seabiscuit}} and [[Franchise/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries the guy from]] Film/TheSocialNetwork.

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* In ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' #2, two Spideys dash off to reload their webbing during the final battle. As they do, they start some of the other Spider-Men they've seen, but they list them as [[Theather/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark the one who wouldn't stop singing show-tunes]], [[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 the one who kept trying to teach English]], two who were unmasked and resembled [[Franchise/SpiderManTrilogy the guy from]] Film/{{Seabiscuit}} ''Film/{{Seabiscuit}}'' and [[Franchise/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries the guy from]] Film/TheSocialNetwork.''Film/TheSocialNetwork''.




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* When Mark Waid brought Quality Comics' speedster Quicksilver into ''Comicbook/TheFlash'', he was renamed Max Mercury due to the better known Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} over at the competition. It was later established that Max had used many identities in his 170 years as a superhero, and had indeed been called Quicksilver back in the 40s.
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