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post #1 of 205
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Forgive me if this is already come up, but I haven't seen it yet.

The content of all of Cricut cartridges (pre-cake, and now the cake-specific cartridge that is packaged with the cake model, as well as forthcoming cake-specific carts) is copyrighted by Cricut, which means that profiting from cricut-created products using copyrighted cartridge content is, indeed, a copyright violation.

Cricut will be offering "Professional Licensing" for their cake cartridges, for professionals who wish to use their cricut cake (and the cartridge contents) in a for-profit business. The Professional license will be charged per-cartridge, in addition to the purchase of the cartridge, and it's not yet clear whether they will offer this licensing on their standard Cricut cartridges or only for the cake-specific line.

Now, obviously, for those of us that use SCAL and similar programs, it's not an issue, as we are creating our own content. But I just thought I would put it out there for discussion.
Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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post #2 of 205
Thats totally true and its only fair if you really think about it. Business is business people. I cant say that if I had created the cricut cake that I would not do it. I would so why cant they.
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post #3 of 205
So, I am wondering if they are going to sell the Disney Cartridge to people with the Cake version.... if so, does purchasing that license buy you the rights to use what is on it?
post #4 of 205
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Oh I'm not saying they are wrong--they own the content of the cartridges--it's just the same as Wilton character pans. These things have been sold for personal use, and not licensed to the buyer for profit. I just wanted to put the information out there for those who are looking to integrate this into their business.

I own a Cricut Expression (I'm a scrapbooker going way back) and I have and do use it for cakes, but it's by no means the bulk of my decorating, and since I mainly use SCAL to create custom content, it's not an issue for me anyway.
Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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post #5 of 205
Marci, the only cartridges that will have the license are the cake ones. as of now at least. I doubt Disney will sell/give the license for their cartridges to be used commercially.

My only problem with this is that the professional licnse thing came up AFTER they brought out the cricut Cake on HSN. AND the lady on HSN kept talking about how if you sold a cake for $800 then you get twice the cost of the machine on just one cake you sold.

I understand that business is business, but don't say one thing today and another tomorrow- be consistent. It doesn't bother me since I, as is PinkZiab, am a scrapbooker so I have the expressions and I don't sell my cakes so is a moot point for me.
Rosie

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post #6 of 205
is there a tutorial thread on SCAL?
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post #7 of 205
Well, frankly since they are marketing this machine and these cartridges to business's they should be including the professional license with the cake carts. and it could be done easily enough by just making those carts more expensive.
post #8 of 205
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Originally Posted by dalis4joe

is there a tutorial thread on SCAL?



There are a couple of groups on yahoo groups that are devoted to SCAL beginners, you can sign up for them at yahoo.
post #9 of 205
I agree with Roseicast and Peg818. Provocast stressed how you could get paid with just the selling of a cake and never once mentioned that you also need to buy a license. not only do they have misleading marketing, they were a insulting to those that decorate as a business. "Make this $800 wedding cake for next to nothing". Yeah, I'ld like to see that one.
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post #10 of 205
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Well, frankly since they are marketing this machine and these cartridges to business's they should be including the professional license with the cake carts. and it could be done easily enough by just making those carts more expensive.



Totally agree! Why not include this in the overall price? I'm definitely ordering SCAL. I would rather use personal designs rather then standard designs that come on the cartridges.
post #11 of 205
I only do cakes as a hobby. But this just irritates me. I will probably not buy one now. You always want that option. I thought it was insulting how they said anyone could do this. Just go by a plain cake and then decorate it yourself.
post #12 of 205
forgive my ignorance but what is SCAL, I ordered the cricut cake and I dont want to get in trouble by using it, so I appreciate if you tell me what this is.
post #13 of 205
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It's a program called Sure Cuts A Lot, and it allows you to hook your Cricut up to your computer and cut out just about ANYTHING on your cricut, without being limited by cartridges (you must have ONE cartridge installed in the machine for it to operate, doesn't matter which one). With programs like this (there is another called Make the Cut, also, I believe) you can get free fonts from all over the net, as well as create custom graphics to cut with the Cricut machine.
Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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Tara
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post #14 of 205
Thanks for the info its a relief that we dont have to relay on them because I really think that its not right that they did not told us all the things that were involved with the cartridges and the license, But thank you.
post #15 of 205
Question (coyishly raising my hand) it's ok to cut fondant/GP/etc on the cricut expession...I mean is it food safe? If the answer is yes the why invest in the cricut cake??? Forgive my ignorance I don't own either and my knowledge is limited in this area. icon_redface.gif
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