Originally Posted by sweetts99
I am only speaking for myself here:
The argument of "I didn't know" can only be used once. I made this mistake myself not long ago and at the time, I honestly didn't think about copyrights. I don't think too many ppl really think about it much when we first start out. I know that for me, since it was brought to my attention, that I will not do anything else that is copyrighted. I was just telling this to my DH last night. I will contact the company, or purchase the character, or do a play on it and that is all.
I do want to thank jason_kraft for all of his advice! If it were not for you, I would still not be thinking of this issue (until it was to late)
This is an excellant point and I'm not picking on you, just so everyone is clear, I'm only gathering facts..... please explain how in today's society this would not have crossed your mind? Were you only baking for fun or did you bake and sell to someone's requirements? It would seem to me with all that is broadcasted in the stores and on the internet about re-selling knock of purses, etc that somewhere along the line something would have triggered a question or two about making a cake and selling it in the image of a cartoon or a hero, etc. Again, I'm not picking on you, I'm only trying to engage in a healthy debate....