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8-18-2008 @ 4:17PM
In all fairness, it should be clarified that PA yanked the Strawberry Shortcake comic because while they used the Strawberry Shortcake IP in the comic, they were actually making a statement about (and parodying) American McGee's video games. Since they were not making a statement about Strawberry Shortcake itself, they were not certain they could defend the use as "parody" in court and therefore opted to simply remove the comic rather than battle the incensed American Greetings. Had American McGee come after them, they would have had a stronger leg to stand on since they were using his name and work to make a statement about his work.Pity, because that was a great comic, I thought.
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