When is it allowed to create and sell 3d models and 2d renders of existing dead people and celebrities?
I can imagine this is not a easy topic and is different depending on the jurisdiction. Here are some thoughts from me. Also which jurisdiction count? The place I live (Germany)? The countries I'm selling to? The country the original person lived in?
Another question is when does the 3d model or render look similar enough that copyright / trademark law applies? A different skin color, makeup or hair style is enough to make the 3d model unrecognizable to the person you took reference from.
What difference does it make if a person is dead or alive?
Does the format I'm selling make a difference? 3d model, comic, video game.
How does the date of death matter?