gamecorpstudio - that's very bad advice
[quote:2jgh0swb]...so... make ur game... as long as it will be free of charge ... most copyrights.... allow you to do "jokes" ... in the limit of a good humor. if the person who owns the copyright doesn't want your game out there ... he will contact you to remove it
First of all, it's not a copyright problem
It's a Right of Publicity problem and is becoming one of the most important issues in gaming
Then there is the trademark issue. A lot of people have a trademark too (like Trump tried to trademark "you are fired") -
Copyright problem occurs if you use their picture (somebody shot it) or their music.
Free or not the same law applies in theory
If you are hungry and you steal food it's still theft, but you can get away with a slap on your hand.
So if it's free, it's more likely that nothing happens, but don't count on it.
Parody, Fair Use, and First Amendment Defenses
Ends where someone else’s Right of Publicity begins - and this line is very blurry. So it's easy for a celebrity to start a lawsuit.
Cease and desist letter
This is the first thing you will get if somebody doesn't like your work - and this usually comes with some amount of money you have to pay.
So please consult a lawyer to be sure.