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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by kaylawaylalayla View Post

I understand what you're saying and I retract my statement. But I disagree with the implication that most of their liscensing revenue comes from cake or cake products. I imagine that cake is a very small percentage of that 75% .

I agree, which is why I made no such implication. However, the percentage of licensing revenue derived from a specific type of product is not really relevant to an argument about whether or not certain types of products should be able to ignore IP protection.
post #32 of 42
Oh well that's how I read it. And thats why I retracted my statement.
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post #33 of 42

mccantsbakes You make a lot of sense, not being a certified business, why not make as many of the cakes as you want.  Good points.  There are thousands of people just like you and me, baking for friends and families.  So how do all of the grocery stores and local bakeries get away with placing those plastic copyrighted decorations on their cakes?? Such as Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty?

We can buy all of the same decorations from the same distributors as the local bakeries do.  Why can they do it, and a home baker can't.

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post #34 of 42
The plastic copyrighted decorations are from DecoPac, and if you buy them you can use them too. The issue is when you start creating your own designs with the copyrighted characters.
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post #35 of 42

Hi, all -

 

I just would like to share a comment or two about my experience, if I may.

 

notes:  I do not own a business.  I only bake for family and immediate friends.  I do not charge for them, as they are my gift for whatever the occasion.  If I get a request for a cake that is out of my reach, I always refer them to any local professional baker for the much better-quality cake they deserve. (I think I've made a total of five cakes in two or three years...) Toward that end, here's my contribution to the conversation -

 

I wrote to request permission to recreate a particular, recognizable Disney item, and also a related silhouette image, to go on a cake for a family event. I was very descriptive in my terms and plans per their request.  Their response was gracious and respectful, more prompt than expected, and mindful of my use and intent.  Unfortunately, my request was declined, which I can understand why and choose to abide by at all levels.  So, strictly IN MY OPINION, it is not safe to presume that recreating something for no financial gain is generally acceptable.  One would need to seek proper advice as they see fit.

 

I am glad I went about things this way and got answers to my questions.  Thanks for listening...

post #36 of 42
Has anyonE asked permission to do marvel comic logo's was permission granted? Was it expensive?
post #37 of 42

I know Disney is a stickler, but comic books companies can be another thing entirely. I have been to a big comic con, bought marvel character artwork by independent artists and stood in line to have Stan Lee autograph my book (which was Well worth the wait, btw). So I'm wondering if cake art can be considered "Fan Art" as well, since they allow that sort of thing at those conventions, at comic book stores, etc. I'm wondering if someone can clarify that as well. If fan art can be sold as such, then why not cake-art? Logos are a no-no, I have no doubt about that. Just curious.

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post #38 of 42

Some Marvel images/IP's need permissions, as well.  Their contact information can also be found online through Disney's sites.  Pixar, Miramax, all those types of owners - all have their own programs for requesting permissions.  Without posting a direct link, if you search online for licensing with different combinations of keywords, you'll come upon the information that is available.

post #39 of 42
Thank you, email sent, now just waiting for a reply:)
post #40 of 42

Here is a good link explaining this topic, from the Cake Boss site, so I would expect it is accurate.  http://www.cakeboss.com/CakeStuff/Articles/CopyrightedCakes.aspx

post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by Chloedog View Post

Here is a good link explaining this topic, from the Cake Boss site, so I would expect it is accurate.  http://www.cakeboss.com/CakeStuff/Articles/CopyrightedCakes.aspx

Excellent article!
post #42 of 42

Chloedog:  a HUGE thank you for finding and sharing this article.  Some very clear information about a very tangled subject.  I guess 'to each his own', and let the legal chips fall where they may.

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