The court documents were filed in the New York District Court on Thursday. The Satanic Temple is making claims that its Baphomet statue it designed followed by being commissioned in the years of 2013 and 2014 is artwork subject to copyright laws. TST says the Baphomet statue used in the shows was a modified version of that design. Lucien Greaves, who is the founder of TST, made comparisons of the two artworks in a Tweet.
For purposes of comparison… pic.twitter.com/AZJvmq1Cks
— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) October 30, 2018
Among the allegations, TST says the “defendants misappropriated the TST Baphomet [with] Children in ways implying that the monument stands for evil. Among other morally repugnant actions, the Sabrina Series’ evil antagonists engage in cannibalism and forced-worship of a patriarchal deity.”
The Satanic Temple also wants an injunction to block Warner Bros. and Netflix, the producers of the series, from the show being distributed.
However, there are some critics of the lawsuit, claiming that the temple’s statue is based on an iconic tarot card, which is a public domain image. Critics also say that images of Baphomet are all over the internet.
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