Alrighty. Thanks for the help. So if my friend and I were to head to the mall and try to gather up individual sponsors for the thing, would that be okay?Vader said:Until the 405th really gets organized and has a charter and all that legal stuff, you should be fine to wear your armor at various CHARITY events. Marching in a parade is usually okay, but being in a parade on a business-sponsored float may not be, because that could be looked at as advertising. Bungie may not mind being associated with the MS Walk, but they probably don't want you in the MS Walk as part of the "Crazy Al's Pawn Shop and Loan" crew. We all want to wear our costumes every chance we get, but we should use some discretion when picking events. Erring on the side of caution is better than getting a C&D letter from Bungie. If there's any sort of business-sponsorship invovled, it's best to stay away.
Bungie made Halo to make money. Master Chief and all parts of Halo belong to Bungie (and Microsoft), so they have the ultimate decision on how their property is used. If they feel that a person or organization is abusing or 'damaging' their property, they can follow up with legal action. That means if at anytime they feel the 405th isn't using their property in a proper manner, they can sic the dogs on us and shut us down as an organization. But in all honesty, they can't keep you from making your own armor, and they can't (really) keep you from doing charity work in your armor. But, like I mentioned, they can keep the 405th from doing stuff.
No we don't.they do have George Lucas with them at most of the events >.>
True, but Microsoft owns the intellectual property of the armor.NZ-TK said:YOu own the armour,
As an individual, you can do what you like for the most part. There are some things you can't do, mainly make money off of it, but for the most part as an INDIVIDUAL you can do just about anything you want. The chances of MS or Bungie sending a team of lawyers to your house is really low - plus it would be a PR problem: "Bungie sues 14 year old."NZ-TK said:YOu own the armour, you can do what you like in it, you don't need anyone's permission. Im sure kids would get a real kick out of seeing the master chief.