Hey there guys, I'm writing this journal because I would like to hear an opinion on a subject that always bugged me quite a lot.
The matter is: how do copyright issues work when something is quoted in an original story?
I write a story for a comic I want to publish, in which my main character is a Star Wars obsessed. So maybe they play with toys lightsabers, have Star Wars posters in their rooms, action figures and so on. Or they pretend to be Jedi.
Or, always in a comic I want to publish, I insert a parody of a Supernatural scene, and I have a character say something like "You looked just like Dean Winchester from Supernatural".
Or a character says "And just like Dean Winchester would say, you're an evil son of a bitch" XD lol just to do an example.
OR, I want to do a Star Wars parody using Disney characters, and while everything is clearly a parody, I use the name Anakin: for example, I call Donald "Anakin Skyduck" or something.
All of these are hypothesis, but I would love to write a story full of quotes because they're very funny, and I already have one in my mind, and while I'm kinda sure there wouldn't be problems with the Disney example, I'm not as sure for the other ones.
Actually, I don't really know what to think: I always see lots of movies, even Italian ones, in which there are quotes, or things such as Star Wars or Marvel merchandise are shown (of course because the story is set in our ordinary world, like, slice of life). There's also this Italian tv series in which the main character quotes all the time Clint Eastwood's movies, and sometimes he pretends to be like him, which is REALLY funny! XD This series lately influences me a lot, because the quotes really add fun to the show, and that's why I got this doubt growing and growing inside me : O
Anyway just think about The Big Bang Theory: quotes and merchandise all the way!
And even Supernatural: Dean often quotes horror movies and Star Wars.
So what? Anyone knows something about this issue?
Please tell me!! I really need to know, or at least hear some opinions about the matter.
Thanks a lot in advance to all of you who read this!!