I have seen many fanfiction videos being created using copyrighted characters on YouTube. Like this one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dqs3oKi6Qk
I want to know if it's legal to create such videos using dolls and toys of recognizable and copyrighted characters. If not then what may be the consequences of such violation.
Also... Why don't the companies seem to be prosecuting any of these video makers? There are 100s.
1 Answer from Attorneys
You can't copyright a character, you can only receive trademark protection.