Exasperated With Copywrite Breachers!!!!

Business By lissyUK Updated 17 Mar 2012 , 4:46am by scp1127

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lissyUK Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 7:32pm
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I'm so frustrated, It would appear that 90% of cake businesses in the UK don't give a hoot about copywrite laws. There was a thread on a FB cake page yesterday where the general consensus was "Oh no-one pays attention to that".

I was only one of two dissenters who flat refuse to do themed cakes. It's almost impossible to compete when nearly everyone else is breaking the law! Don't get me wrong, I'm not softening my position. I turn cakes away. But it's not fair that everyone else is being so naughty! (Stamping my feet!)

There just doesn't seem to be any deterrent over here- people aren't held accountable, so they just crack on.

I've resolved to focus more on weddings to keep me out of the situation, but as a recently relocated business trying to establish myself, it's very slow if i have to keep turning down kids cakes etc because they want Peppa Pig and won't go for the figurine options.

Rant over. Any advise?

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charlielunness Posted 16 Mar 2012 , 11:06pm
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no advise other than to keep it up.. sorry icon_sad.gif
Im in the uk also and just starting up and due to this forum im am now very aware of this problem.
pointless reply looking at it actually but there are others taking the same view..promise icon_smile.gif
stand strong! x

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scp1127 Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 4:46am
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When you get an inquiry, let them know that the charges and fines will be for them too, not just the baker. Ask them if the cake is worth a couple thousand dollar fine down the road. At least you put the bug in their ear. If more of us inform the clients, they will be less likely to want that cake after all.

Of course there will be clients, just like bakers, with no regard for the property of others. We can't change everyone's moral code, but we can stick to ours.

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