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Winter v. DC Comics
Citation:30 Cal.4th 881, 69 P.3d 473, 134 Cal.Rptr.2d 634 (Cal. 2003)
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DC Comics published a fictional comic book featuring two villainous brothers with pale faces and long white hair. Johnny and Edgar Winter are well-known musicians who sued DC Comics for appropriation of their names and likenesses for the comic book, alleging that the characters were named Autumn and clothed similarly to signal to readers that they were being portrayed as vile, subhuman individuals who should be killed.
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