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17th Feb '17 1:54:01 PM PhantomDusclops92
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--> '''Brother Silence:''' I don't see a lightsaber. That would be copyright infringement. I see a psionic spirit blade. [[Note]] This is an actual item in some editions of D&D making this a double example of this trope. [[/note]]

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--> '''Brother Silence:''' I don't see a lightsaber. That would be copyright infringement. I see a psionic spirit blade. [[Note]] [[note]] This is an actual item in some editions of D&D making this a double example of this trope. [[/note]]



--> Blaine: (To Finn and Puck) Say, are you dressed like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo?
--> Finn: No, that's copyright infringement! Any resemblance to Star Wars characters is purely coincidental!

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--> Blaine: '''Blaine:''' (To Finn and Puck) Say, are you dressed like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo?
--> Finn: '''Finn:''' No, that's copyright infringement! Any resemblance to Star Wars characters is purely coincidental!



-->'''Bill:''' "Saban is gonna sue you for stealing his idea.

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-->'''Bill:''' "Saban Saban is gonna sue you for stealing his idea.



* In ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', Anne attempts to make Jason's comics into moving pictures, but instead [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2002-12-18 brings them to life]]... as obvious {{Expy}} clones. When Jason suggests that magic has to obey copyright laws, Robin points out that even he, a non-comic fan, can tell which character is which, and starts to name them, to be quickly interrupted with:

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* In ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', Anne attempts to make Jason's comics into moving pictures, but instead [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2002-12-18 com/?comic=comic-relief-5 brings them to life]]... as obvious {{Expy}} clones. When Jason suggests that magic has to obey copyright laws, Robin points out that even he, a non-comic fan, can tell which character is which, and starts to name them, to be quickly interrupted with:
10th Feb '17 5:27:09 AM phineas81707
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* In ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'', the events during a chase scene set in Japan include a cart carrying a statue of a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-like monster rolling through the streets. A random person in the street shouts "Run! It's Godzilla!" Another person, standing next to him, mentions that it's clearly not Godzilla, because if it were, it would violate copyright laws.
** "Still, we should run like it ''is'' Godzilla! (quite calmly) Though it isn't." (runs away panicked) [[note]] Said "another person" would be [[{{Series.Heroes}} Masi Oka]] Also humorusly there is a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Charmander]] that is also fleeing from the aforementioned Godzilla.[[/note]]

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* In ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'', the events during a chase scene set in Japan include a cart carrying a statue of a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-like monster rolling through the streets. A random person in the street shouts "Run! It's Godzilla!" Another person, person[[note]]who would be [[{{Series.Heroes}} Masi Oka]][[/note]], standing next to him, mentions that it's clearly not Godzilla, because if it were, it would violate copyright laws.
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laws. The first responds "Still, we should run like it ''is'' Godzilla! (quite calmly) Though it isn't." (runs before running away panicked) [[note]] Said "another person" would be [[{{Series.Heroes}} Masi Oka]] Also humorusly there in panic. The very next shot has what is unmistakably a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Charmander]] that is also fleeing from the aforementioned Godzilla.[[/note]]float.
10th Jan '17 11:40:37 AM PhantomDusclops92
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** In Episode 4's "animated by a Korean studio" sequence, the appearance of [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} a small mouse-like creature that shoots lightning]] is soon advised by the narrator as [="NOT PIKACHU PLEASE DON'T SUE!"=]
7th Jan '17 11:15:39 AM nombretomado
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** In real life, Saban DID sue the guys who made LazyTown for being a copycat to the Power Chamber display cases & won. So as a result, the "evil dude" later got an upgraded disguise machine where his disguises are projected one at a time instead of being shown in tubes all at once. The works of it stayed the same.

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** In real life, Saban DID sue the guys who made LazyTown [=LazyTown=] for being a copycat to the Power Chamber display cases & won. So as a result, the "evil dude" later got an upgraded disguise machine where his disguises are projected one at a time instead of being shown in tubes all at once. The works of it stayed the same.
6th Jan '17 11:45:59 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Louisiana Purchase'' begins with a lawyer warning the musical's authors that they'll get sued unless they make it clear that everything in the show, including the state of Louisiana, is [[ThisIsAWorkOfFiction fictional]].
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31st Dec '16 10:07:08 AM Valiona
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* In the second OVA of ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', during a camping trip, the girls of Rabbit Team start [[MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail singing about "*pam"]], while their leader, Azua, repeatedly screams "Shut up!" until she runs out of breath.
* ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife''
** When Sora and Shiro see the Flugels' castle, they try to bring it down with "[[Anime/CastleIntheSky Ba*se]]", but fail.
** Upon seeing that the video game in which they're fighting against the Warbeasts' representation looks like it's in Tokyo, Sora and Shiro are briefly thrown into a crippling HeroicBSOD, believing that it's their world, where they're {{NEET}}s unable to go outside. After snapping out of it, Sora tries to convince Shiro that it's a video game, like "[[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Pers*na]] or [[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Stein's G*te]] or [[VideoGame/AkibasTrip Akiba Str*p]]", while characters from the games(Chie, Kurisu and Kati) appear with black strips over their eyes. More subtly, before the characters appear, there's a [[ColorMotifs mostly yellow background]] that's highly reminiscent of the menu screens in ''VideoGame/Persona4''.
21st Dec '16 7:09:25 AM rjd1922
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* [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] in one of his [[CharacterBlog Vlogs]] said that he can't legally say [[spoiler:i]]Phone on the show ,so he called it an [[BlandNameProduct iDoo-hickey]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] in one of his [[CharacterBlog Vlogs]] said that he can't legally say [[spoiler:i]]Phone on the show ,so show, so he called it an [[BlandNameProduct iDoo-hickey]].
17th Dec '16 5:27:37 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/CurtHennig, at the time formerly Mr. Perfect in the [=WWF=] (now WWE), cut off frequent associate Wrestling/RickRude from calling him perfect on [=WCW=] television so they wouldn't get sued.

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* Wrestling/CurtHennig, at the time formerly Mr. Perfect in the [=WWF=] (now WWE), cut off frequent associate Wrestling/RickRude from calling him perfect on [=WCW=] Wrestling/{{WCW}} television so they wouldn't get sued.


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* Faye Jackson got a joking chastisement on ''Reality Check Radio'' when she announced Wrestling/CodyRhodes would be making his ROH debut at ''Final Battle'', being told they can't say "[[DisneyOwnsThisTrope Rhodes]]".
3rd Dec '16 12:30:11 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* [[Webcomic/EverydayHeroes Mister Mighty's]] battle cry has to be [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/character.php?character_ID=1296 approved by his team's lawyers]].

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* [[Webcomic/EverydayHeroes Mister Mighty's]] battle cry has to be [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20090726010559/http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/character.php?character_ID=1296 approved by his team's lawyers]].
23rd Nov '16 11:21:56 PM lostbirdinatree
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* ''Anime/Nanbaka'' does this a lot in the episode where Upa faces Nico. Nico being an anime fan, he has lots of things he wants to say that correspond to his hobby, such as how Upa did the [[Manga/DragonBall Kame*bleep*meha]]. Then again, he also wanted to do (and successfully pulled off) a [[Franchise/KamenRider R*bleep*der *bleep*ick.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The other prisoners of cell 13 have to censor his references]], although they let more slippery ones like "[[Anime/CastleIntheSky Balse!]]" go scot-free.

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* ''Anime/Nanbaka'' ''Manga/{{Nanbaka}}'' does this a lot in the episode where Upa faces Nico. Nico being an anime fan, he has lots of things he wants to say that correspond to his hobby, such as how Upa did the [[Manga/DragonBall Kame*bleep*meha]]. Then again, he also wanted to do (and successfully pulled off) a [[Franchise/KamenRider R*bleep*der *bleep*ick.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The other prisoners of cell 13 have to censor his references]], although they let more slippery ones like "[[Anime/CastleIntheSky Balse!]]" go scot-free.
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