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Is it okay to use copyrighted or trademarked images/designs/music if no money is gained?

Question Details: For example, if an individual were making a music video, video game or comic book and in that creation, they used an exact replication of another music video, game or comic book. Say a music video to a song that already exists, a game that uses Pokemon and Pokeballs or a comic that features Batman. In these instances, as long as the creator is not collecting income from the created source, is it legal?

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