Baking Me Crazy Posted 25 May 2013 , 3:08pm
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I am having trouble finding the copyright owner for Yo Gabba Gabba on google. Is there certain key words that you normally type in?

 

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Pyro Posted 25 May 2013 , 3:24pm
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Maybe people from their official website can help   contact@yogabbagabba.com

 

Customer Service

Wildbrain
15000 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(310) 271-1400

Baking Me Crazy Posted 25 May 2013 , 3:29pm
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Great! Thanks Pyro!

jason_kraft Posted 25 May 2013 , 4:43pm
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AWildbrain is who I came up with as well. I usually just do a search for the character's name, find the official site, and look for any legal links like a copyright notice, terms of use, or privacy policy.

Baking Me Crazy Posted 25 May 2013 , 7:06pm
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Thanks Jason! As always coming to the rescue. icon_biggrin.gif

experimenting Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 5:49pm
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Did you have any luck? I just emailed them from the "contact us" link on their website requesting permission.

Baking Me Crazy Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 5:52pm
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ANo, I Didn't.. never heard back from them and I didn't push the issue because my customer never called back.

hope you have better luck let me know.

experimenting Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 6:18pm
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Aw, that's too bad. This is for my son's 4th birthday next month :( If I don't get a response, I guess I'll be using bought cake toppers or toys... or just not post the pics! I'll let you know if I hear anything.

jason_kraft Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 6:20pm
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AIn my experience it's usually more effective to call the company. It's a lot easier to ignore an email than someone you're talking to in real time.

Baking Me Crazy Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 6:27pm

AI read somewhere that you are allowed to make a character cake as long as you are not making money off of it. so if that is true, you should be fine to make the cake for your son since you're not going to sell it to him. its just something I read on Cake Central you might want to verify that.

experimenting Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 6:32pm

Thanks for the tip Jason! I will give them a call then.

 

Who said I wasn't going to sell it to him? icon_lol.gif

jason_kraft Posted 20 Jun 2013 , 6:33pm

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I read somewhere that you are allowed to make a character cake as long as you are not making money off of it. so if that is true, you should be fine to make the cake for your son since you're not going to sell it to him. its just something I read on Cake Central you might want to verify that.

It's still considered infringement if you don't have permission and you could still get into trouble if the copyright owner finds out about it, but as long as a picture of the cake is not posted publicly the risk of getting caught is very low.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 21 Jun 2013 , 4:14am

ADo you have to get permission each time you want to make the same character? Or can you just get it once? For instance, I call the people who own pikachu ask for permission, they say yes. Imake a pikachu cake and then every little kid wants a pikachu cake, can I offer a pikachu cake?

jason_kraft Posted 21 Jun 2013 , 4:31am

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Do you have to get permission each time you want to make the same character? Or can you just get it once? For instance, I call the people who own pikachu ask for permission, they say yes. Imake a pikachu cake and then every little kid wants a pikachu cake, can I offer a pikachu cake?

Depends on what the copyright owner says...if they grant permission for one cake you have to ask each time, but if they allow you to make any number of copies of the character you don't.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 21 Jun 2013 , 4:36am

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sew672 Posted 21 Jun 2013 , 6:27pm

A[quote name="jason_kraft" url="/t/758861/jason-helllppp#post_7406412"] It's still considered infringement if you don't have permission and you could still get into trouble if the copyright owner finds out about it, but as long as a picture of the cake is not posted publicly the risk of getting caught is very low.[/quote

Thank you Jason this is what I was going to ask. I only bake for my family for free(this is my gift to them). I also do cakes for free for a charity that provides free birthday cakes for kids that may never get a cake, such as foster kids or kids in shelters. I now know that if it is a liscenced character to get permission as I would have no control on any pictures taken or where they would be posted.

brendajarmusz Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 3:26am

AJason, i'm still considered new on this site But i have heard a lot about you. I hear if there's a question then Jason will know or find the answer. Lol i have tons of questions about what I'm aloud to do and things of that nature for making cakes, chocolates and other sweets. I live in Columbus Ohio and i don't even know where to start. All i know is i love baking and decorating and everyone said i'm great at it. But i am not very good at computers and stuff.what do i do??

jason_kraft Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 4:07am

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Jason, i'm still considered new on this site But i have heard a lot about you. I hear if there's a question then Jason will know or find the answer. Lol i have tons of questions about what I'm aloud to do and things of that nature for making cakes, chocolates and other sweets. I live in Columbus Ohio and i don't even know where to start. All i know is i love baking and decorating and everyone said i'm great at it. But i am not very good at computers and stuff.what do i do??

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experimenting Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 9:13pm

Okay, I got a hold of Wildbrain Entertainment and they are a-okay with people doing Yo Gabba Gabba cakes! She said that they even encourage it and welcome fans to post their cakes to their pinterest page. The only time they have a problem with it is if a chain bakery were to do it. WalMart, Safeway? I even asked if it was okay for me to post the cake to my website. She asked if it would be the only cake that would be posted... I said that it would be among other pictures of my other cakes. Okay on that too! Yay icon_biggrin.gif

DeliciousDesserts Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 12:12am

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Okay, I got a hold of Wildbrain Entertainment and they are a-okay with people doing Yo Gabba Gabba cakes! She said that they even encourage it and welcome fans to post their cakes to their pinterest page. The only time they have a problem with it is if a chain bakery were to do it. WalMart, Safeway? I even asked if it was okay for me to post the cake to my website. She asked if it would be the only cake that would be posted... I said that it would be among other pictures of my other cakes. Okay on that too! Yay :D

Awesome! Thank you so much for letting us know. Can you tell us whom to contact to request permission. Any of us that want to do one will need written permission.

experimenting Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 5:47pm

I did not get written permission. I talked to them over the phone. They said they encourage people to do them and post them to their pinterest page... so, it's not a one time permission... Do I need to get written permission?

jason_kraft Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 5:54pm

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I did not get written permission. I talked to them over the phone. They said they encourage people to do them and post them to their pinterest page... so, it's not a one time permission... Do I need to get written permission?

I would get written permission, just to make sure the person who gave you permission on the phone actually has authority to do so, and so you have something to refer to in case there is a problem.

experimenting Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 6:09pm

Ok. Thanks!

Claire138 Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 6:14pm
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Thanks for the tip Jason! I will give them a call then.

 

Who said I wasn't going to sell it to him? icon_lol.gif

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BrandisBaked Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 9:25pm

AYou can't get into trouble for making a licensed cake for your child. *groan*.

BatterUpCake Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 9:39pm

From Cake Boss "4. If I can’t sell products bearing these images, is it ok if I make them for free for my kids or friends and family?
This is a trickier question. Trademark law generally is not implicated if there is no use in commerce, i.e., use in connection with a sale or distribution to the general public. But copyright law protects against copying, so copying an image or using it as the basis for a derivative work would violate the owner’s copyrights. Both statutes protect the “fair use” of a trademark or image – which is why Andy Warhol can paint Cambell’s Soup cans without its permission. Such use is artistic, not commercial. However, fair use generally would not enable a cake designer to sell cakes displaying a trademark or an artist’s image without the right’s owner’s permission. Use in the home or as a gift for a friend is much more defensible as fair use. For practical purposes, the rights owners aren’t going to know about such use – or even care. They are much more concerned with widespread use in the open for a profit.      "  
 

experimenting Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 12:15am

I'm going to play it safe. Even though my cake will be for my son and won't be for sale (per se icon_wink.gif), I will be posting pics of it to my website and fb business page as samples of my work that I've done, and work I can do.

BatterUpCake Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 12:35am

Well post pics when you are done!

experimenting Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 12:39am

It's not for another 2 weeks. I will post the pics, but only if the cake turns out good icon_biggrin.gif

experimenting Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 6:33pm

I actually heard back from the person in charge of licensing, Erin Dippold, at Wild Brain Entertainment via email. She said that I can do a Yo Gabba Gabba cake for personal use and even encourage fans to post pics on their facebook page.  It would be okay for me to post pics on my business page as representation of my work/talent...  However, she couldn't grant permission for me to market and sell the cake. Good thing I called back and asked for written permission! Thanks again Jason! The person I spoke to over the phone the first time did NOT have the authority to grant permission icon_mad.gif Lesson learned on my part, I guess!

 

It's all for the best anyway. My cake was a bit of a disaster. I traveled to southern California where we were having my son's party. My original plan was to make ganache since I knew it would be quite warm and the party was going to be outside at the park. I did not have enough time to have my ganache set up (I even had my sister bake the cake before I got there), so I made buttercream instead. I was to make the cake at my sister's house. We didn't learn until we got there that her AC was out icon_surprised.gif And it was hot! Yeah. By the time we brought the cake to the park, my bc was kind of mush. It was beautiful until I started the decorating. The fondant went on great, but the bc started softening soon after. My edges were super round (they were nice and sharp when I started) and the bc just kind of melted towards the bottom of the cake making a bulge all around the bottom edge icon_cry.gif Luckily, all the kids seemed impressed still, including my son, which is what mattered the most that day. I will not be posting pictures though icon_redface.gif

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