I am new here, so forgive me if this topic has already been introduced and discussed a million times before. I was just wondering what the legality of sculpting a replica prop is? This is not a question of recasting - which I do not agree with to any extent - but a question of an artist's origonal work to recreate an existing prop or character.
For example, if an artist were to sculpt a bust of a character from a film with the intention of making a latex mask from that sculpture, could the artist land in legal hot water for this? Would some of the details need to be changed in order for the design to be considered 'origonal?' Or is it all fair game?
Thanks for the info,