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I've always been curious about how many Etsy-type stores sell video game trinkets referring to classic video games without asking for permission from the original game makers. Somebody recently told me that the general rule is "if they havent't made a similar product in the market, then go right ahead", which didn't comfort me much.

Are there any landmark cases that have set good precedence for fair use online beyond allowing for parodies of works?

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