Am I allowed to write an original piece of work set in Basin (Sin City)?
I am just wondering if one is allowed to write a story set in Basin City or Sin City? Does Frank Millar own the name? I am only concerned with the name, not necessarily the feel and setting of the place.
- 10 years agoBest Answer
Yeah, Miller holds the name.
If you set your own characters with your own plot in Sin City, it is still considered fanfiction. You could write a story with your own characters and plot in a place similar to Sin City (but NOT Sin City) and then you would own all the rights.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Names cannot be copyrighted. Yes, you can have a Sin City in your book.
However, why would you? All it will do is cause confusion. Call it something else. _You_ may be emotionally attached to it, but nobody else will care. If necessary, write it as "Sin City" and then do search-and-replace to something else when you've finished.
If your "Sin City" is obviously Millar's city, then you're writing fanfic.
- 10 years ago
Names of cities cannot be copyrighted, as far as I know. Now if it was the actual Basin City in Miller's comics, it might be a different story.