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NBA player’s ‘scary’ use was fair use, judge says

By Andrew Karpan (September 27, 2021, 8:18 p.m. EDT) – Former Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier scored a fair use victory on Monday when a New York federal judge ruled his use of the iconic mask from the movie “Scream” was “a way to satire and ridicule the perception of ruthless high scoring NBA athletes.”

The ruling was made in an 85-page order written by U.S. District Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto that dismissed copyright and trademark claims against current basketball player Charlotte Hornets by a New York costume company named Fun World. Fun World accused Rozier of having infringed his copyrights and trademarks by ditching a cartoon …

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