The Satanic Temple is suing Netflix and Warner Bros. for their 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' TV show. The temple believes the 'Sabrina' depiction of the Baphomet statue is too similar to their copyrighted one.
The Satanic Temple is suing Netflix for $50 million, due to copyright infringement. They are claiming that the creators of Netflix and Warner Bros. joint effort the 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' have ripped off their Baphomet statue.
If you don't know what the Baphomet statue is, the statue features two children looking up in awe at a goat-headed man-beast. Here's a Twitter user to explain.
Hope this clears up some confusion. The baphomet itself is public domain. But TST has their own copyrighted design that is unique to them. Starting with the masculine chest. Most earlier depictions of the baphomet has breasts. pic.twitter.com/ivTojs1K1c
— Sam (@smurfeeQ) November 8, 2018
The Satanic Temple, not to be confused with The Church of Satan, are a political activist group based in Salem, Massachusetts. According to the temple's lawsuit, the 'Sabrina' Baphomet "contains several elements that make it an 'original expression' and subject to copyright."
The statue features prominently in the TV series, and is the focal point of Sabrina's Academy of the Unseen Arts. The Satanic Temple claims it spent $100,000 designing and building the statue, and that they wish people would stop using their design.