Q: I have a question about book titles. If I used generic episode titles as book titles would I have to worry about copyrights. I write an anime parody comic an wanted to use episode titles as the naming convention on my books. I'll steer clear of ones with character names of course, but I'm wondering about ones that don't have that. If I named a book "Kidnapped at the Hotspring" would that be a problem to the makers of Naruto?
As always, when I speak about legal matters, I'm honor-bound to remind you that I'm not a lawyer.
A. This is a question that comes up from time to time, and at the risk of being repetative, I'm going to feature this on the site because it underscores a fundamental problem I see with creators' understanding of copyright. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that this underscores a complete misunderstanding of copyright.