A few months ago I had a SUPER nasty falling out with the owner of a full service custom cake bakery that I had been working at for over 2 years.
Long story short, she didn't give even half a damn about copyright laws and after we parted ways I shot out copyright infringement emails to absolutely every company that I could find that had a cake in her albums.
Nothing came of them, and it infuriates me to absolutely no end. Just checked right now and over the past few months she continues to post Mickey, Hello Kitty, and everything else =/
I understand the laws as best as I think anyone else on this forum does, and I absolutely can't stand it when a baker will knowingly go into a contract with a guest with intent to recreate a copyrighted piece of art. I specialize in "geek/nerd culture" type projects (Video games, cult TV shows, movies, technology, extreme cake elements etc) and there is actually another nationally known bakery that blatantly disregards copyright and sits comfortably in the niche that I occupy. The difference? She is nationally known because she is able to make things more "accurate" to the source material by using characters and logos that don't rightfully belong to her.
Don't get me wrong. The lady I am talking about above is ridiculously talented, but she is flat out stealing a piece of my pie.
TL;DR - It is morally apprehensible and it is a straight up eff off to legitimate bakers.