Netflix Could Be Sued by the Satanic Temple for THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
It appears that Netflix may have gone a step too far with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Why do I say this? The Satanic Temple is threatening legal action for breaking copyright by using a monument that looks extremely similar to the copyrighted monument of Baphomet used by The Satanic Temple. Co-founder and spokesperson Lucien Greaves sent out the following tweet over the weekend.
Greaves elaborated on the tweet to SFGATE:
“It's deeply problematic to us. (But) even if that wasn't the case we'd be obligated to make a copyright claim because that's how copyright works.
“It's distressing on the grounds that you have to worry about that association being made where people will see your monument and not know which preceded the other. And thinking that you arbitrarily decided to go with the Sabrina design for your Baphomet monument, which rather cheapens our central icon.
“I feel that the use of our particular image that is recognized as our own central icon (being) displayed fictionally as central to some cannibalistic cult has real-world damaging effects for us.
“It looks like it's a CGI facsimile to begin with. I don't know how much work that takes, but I simply refuse to have our monument used in this way in perpetuity. I don't want our monument to be associated with this.”
What are your thoughts on this?
You can watch the first season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina now on Netflix.