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post #76 of 91

It's against the law, if you are OK with ignoring the law, then make your mickey mouse cake. Big whoop.
I'm more amused with the fact that someone went to all the trouble of making a new account just to do some copyright derping.

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post #78 of 91

Good grief! Should we assume now that any cakes posted right here on Cake Central in these galleries are sitting ducks for prosecution and cake central is encouraging illegal activity?  Video Games & Characters, Racecars / Nascar / Forumula 1 Etc., Basketball / NBA, Football / NFL, 2009 Super Heroes Cake Contest, 2011 Angry Birds Cake Contest, etc.

post #79 of 91
Keep in mind that some people actually do have a license, though. The friend I know who got the Disney payout was also commissioned to make Tim Burton's birthday cake, so she did one that had a bunch of his characters on it and she had permission to do it. If you turned her in you'd just look stupid.
post #80 of 91
And if you do get a license, get it in writing to prove that you have it in case someone does question it! I have a few in writing that I keep on hand in case someone asks me to do a specific sports team or whatever. Sometimes you call a company and they say sure, but you should always get someone to at least email you.
post #81 of 91
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It's against the law, if you are OK with ignoring the law, then make your mickey mouse cake. Big whoop.
I'm more amused with the fact that someone went to all the trouble of making a new account just to do some copyright derping.

 

Usually the first sign of a troll...

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post #82 of 91

I've look alot on this site and alot of the famous cake decorators including all the ones on tv. soooo many disney, video games, etc characters in cake.  so why haven't any of this decorators gone to decorating "jail" for these cakes??  This all started because someone didn't want to use the word viagra on a cake. The fact that everyone was saying don't do it, you will be sued is the most crazy thing I have ever heard.  Period.  Oh and by the way.... I was using sarcasam when I said I was going back to  making a mickey mouse cake.   you people do know what sarcasam is right??

 

and NO i didn't just make a profile to post comments.  That just so happen to be the day I created one to start saying recipes etc and when I saw this thread I had to respond.  Period.  

 

With everything that is happening in the world today... you say you don't like me.   Really, what a world of rainbows you live in.

 

I am now off this website.  Thank God I only do cakes as a hobby.  I see now that when you make a business out of it you go crazy!!

 

Good Night!

post #83 of 91

I can guarantee you that the people with TV shows who make Disney or other licensed images have a producer and a legal team who get permission first.  That's a bad example.  TLC or Discovery or whoever would not take that chance... deep pockets, etc.

 

You say you're done... but you'll probably be back in a few comments or so.  I've seen that threat in retail many, many times.  See ya later!

post #84 of 91

Once again, if you'd actually read the comments, the OP was advised that they could use the word, just not the trademarked logo. 

 

As you're not selling cakes none of this actually affects you anyway. 

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post #85 of 91
http://www.caketalkblog.com/cake_decorating/

This is a blog from a bakery owner who got into trouble over using a Trademark from a local college. She talks about the differences between Trademark & Copyright infringements, the laws surrounding them, and the ordeal she went through.

OnMyMind, there are several people who reproduce images and don't get caught. Personally, I'd rather be safe and avoid cakes like these rather then risk a fine or even a C&D. As others have stated, do as you wish, but it's worth putting it out there because it isn't 'common sense' for some people.

MorganC has a friend who had to shut down because of a fine she received.
post #86 of 91
Derping...heh.
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post #87 of 91
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Considering that Pfizer has no regard for human life in general and, for example,  is an entity that used an experimental antibiotic on Nigerian children with meningitis without the consent of their parents who thought their children were getting the established protocol... which resulted in the deaths of more than 50 of them,  I have no doubt that they'd not blink at squashing a person who makes cakes if they wanted to do so.

I don't know how you'd fight them if they wanted to go after you -  in Nigeria, they managed to push down restitution for the wrongful death of a child to just $175,000 per child. Of course things are a little different here and it seems like they'd be rather silly to do something like this since the last thing they need is bad press about bullying the little guy.

I'd probably be inclined to tell the customer that nothing about Pfizer is funny to me and to find someone else to do the cake.




Are you serious???? I did not know that.....not surprised though!
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post #89 of 91
Have a stash ready for when they come for you. Because they will. I know somebody it happened to. If I had more time id tell the whole story. They sued her. Twice. She's got no business left.
post #90 of 91

A friend of a friend who runs a licensed bakery also received a c&d letter from a well known shoe company.

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