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July 25, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Amy Schumer's unsanctioned Star Wars gang bang skirted copyright infringement via parody

Some Star Wars fans think comedian Amy Shumer went a bit too far when she did a somewhat scandalous photo shoot with various Star Wars characters. Many wondered how she could get away with using these characters in a very "un-Star Wars" manner. Apparently the key is parody.

Parody falls under fair-use regarding copyright law. As long as you are clearly making fun of something you can do what you want. That's an interesting tidbit to keep in mind...

Amy Schumer's Star Wars photo shoot Amy Shumer shows R2D2 and C3PO a good time to the chagrin and disdain of Star Wars fans.
Amy Schumer's Star Wars photo shoot Amy Schumer on the cover of GQ with Star Wars' C3PO.
Amy Schumer's Star Wars photo shoot Amy Schumer's unique use of a lightsaber.

Large companies always like to distance themselves from any sign of controversy. Ms. Shumer has served up a hefty quantity of unsavoriness from which upsets the big boy. Lest fans think they're viewing stills from the upcoming Star Wars film under the helm of Disney.

Retort to Amy Schumer's Star Wars photo shoot But not everyone feels that way...

Retort to Amy Schumer's Star Wars photo shoot By the way- I have an exciting concept for a new Star Wars video game franchise.
May the Force be with you!

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