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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

Not sure what advice it was other than don't sell Disney cakes unless you paid the thousands for their licenses that they require. So for how much that particular cake would cost the answer would be "nothing" unless you have that license.
From a few months ago, more than that actually. It's in recent posts from Cuba Cakes
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post #17 of 22
Free or not...its illegal either way. Some people say that if you're only making it for your kid...you're probably not going to get caught. But it's still illegal.

What is best to do is to buy Disney toys from Wal-Mart or something and put those on the cake if you want Mickey mouse. Or get creative and sketch out ways represent the character without breaking any laws
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post


From a few months ago, more than that actually. It's in recent posts from Cuba Cakes

Oh, Lordy, now I'm really done.

post #19 of 22

They say that if the customer can look at the figure and recognize it immediately - and it's copyrighted, you're doing it illegally.  Tons of people do, but like the other poster mentioned, you don't know who they're being given to or sold to.  I can't and won't take that chance but some of the ladies in my cake club do.  By the way, your cake is fantastic.

post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by DeniseNH View Post

They say that if the customer can look at the figure and recognize it immediately - and it's copyrighted, you're doing it illegally. 

Who are 'they'?
post #21 of 22

The owners of the copyright or whoever calls you out on it from the company.  This was in response to her question about "what if I create the image myself".  It's not your image to copy.  The company holds a patent on that image and doesn't make one cent off of their image if you ignore the law and copy it - key words COPYright, we don't have the authority to copy it then sell it for profit.  As long as you're not profiting from it you're ok.

post #22 of 22

And you don't always know who your customer is or who will be at the party. I was on the phone with the father of a mom-to-be. He had been given the job of calling and arranging the baby shower cake. He said that they were having a Classic Pooh theme and his daughter wanted that for the cake. I told him that I would do a foresty theme, like the hundred acre wood, but I wouldn't do any trademarked characters since I didn't want to get involved in copyright or trademark violations, he said "Good, because I'm a copyright attorney."  :roll:

 

Regardless of whether it's illegal or not (which it is unless you have the license) don't be the dickweed that uses someone else's work without permission. If you took the time to develop and promote a character and someone else took it and was selling it you wouldn't be happy. It isn't honest.

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