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post #31 of 131
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So would I. But She just feels embarrassed by it. Which I do understand. Some people would rather hide their failures instead of using them to help others.
post #32 of 131
For most people, your warning IS lost.

Without verifiable info, it becomes another urban legend.

I neither believe or disbelieve. I just wanted to offer an explanation of why no one was responding as well as offer advice on how bed to appeal to people.

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post #33 of 131
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It really wasn't bothering me that nobody was responding...cause it was just me sharing a story. I didn't actually expect anyone to comment on it. But thanks for the explanation
post #34 of 131
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked View Post

It's so important because people want to base their decisions on facts. We've heard/read many times the "it happened to a friend of mine" but no evidence is offered. If you really want people to KNOW that these lawsuits happen, why not offer up the case law?

There's a reason Snopes.com exists - because there are a lot of stories that are simply made up.

I don't believe or disbelieve you. I am just answering your question.

 

I don't get this logic . . . the copyright law DOES in fact, exist, and people should be basing their decision on that alone, not whether someone has had the law enforced, with evidence attached.

 

Some people continue to break the law, because of ignorance, but why someone needs evidence of prosecution to believe that they have to follow the law is just wrong.

 

Thanks Morgan for sharing the details of your friend's story.  I really don't need to know her name to realize the warning you were trying to relay. :)

 

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post #35 of 131

Well, I feel badly for your friend, $200,000 is a lot of money.  LV certainly has to protect their brand.  I would think the bulk of their lawyers go after counterfeiters, my guess is that they do internet searches for fake purses and came across a cake.

post #36 of 131

Or some person reported her...maybe an angry customer

post #37 of 131
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Or some person reported her...maybe an angry customer

If someone is going to report a baker for something like that, it is usually another baker, lol.

post #38 of 131
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It really is. It's such an avoidable thing too. Just don't do the cakes.

What I find a little funny though is that people don't want to accept the laws...but their creations are off limits. People want to chase after these people who use pictures of their cakes, or recreate the design with torches and pitchforks! And rightfully so. Of what right is it to someone else to take what you created.

Well apparently LV feels the same.
post #39 of 131
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I think that DD is right really. And I didn't think there would actually be any discussion of validity. Short of my friend giving me all the details and allowing me to share, I'm unlikely to deter anybody who has decided it's OK to do these cakes
post #40 of 131
I read an article yesterday that Cake Boss software did with an intellectual property attorney.
http://www.cakeboss.com/CopyrightCakes.aspx

I once posted a used light pull for sale on eBay for $5. In my description I wrote that "the design looked similar to the Makenzie Childs style." The company emailed me, insisting I remove my listing, and if I did not, they threatened to sue. They also contacted ebay and had my listing removed. I received an email from eBay warning me to not relist my item or my account would be shut down. Just sharing this to show that companies do take action for smaller items.
post #41 of 131
Thank you for sharing this information. If I was your friend I wouldn't want my legal woes posted on a public forum either. I've heard about the copyright infringement warnings time and time again on this site, but would have never imagined the penalty could be so stiff!

I recently saw some stencils that were from another well know purse maker, to be used for cakes as well. They were NOT made by that famously purse maker, I guarantee. I doubt they had permission to do this, and the first thing I thought was wow, what 'till "so-n-so" sees this advertised for sale. They would be all over that!
post #42 of 131
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No problem. She's really sensitive about the whole thing. It's really not a matter if an offender will get caught it's when. She happened to get a real stiff penalty.
post #43 of 131

I used to work for Wal-Mart and when i would do a copyright cake you had to do it as the picture because if you didn't then the store could get into trouble for changing their cake.I think it is wrong that they put stiff fines on changing their cake because you are still using their kits and maybe the person can't have the color red for example and you made it a different color the store can get into a lot of trouble for that little change.

post #44 of 131
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No problem. She's really sensitive about the whole thing. It's really not a matter if an offender will get caught it's when. She happened to get a real stiff penalty.
If I recall correctly from another of your posts, didn't your friend aggravate the issue by not heeding the cease and desist warning they gave her? I say this to point out that even with warnings folks who want to do these things will find some rationalization for it, thinking it only happens to 'other people not me.'
post #45 of 131
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Could I ask what the big deal is? I mean what's the concern with finding the judgement? I welcome it but I'm just curious why it's such a huge deal. Especially considering it was a warning to help ppl. I didn't accuse anybody on this site of doing anything...so I'm wondering why it seems so important to prove it to be false.

I may have the wrong impression so correct ms if I'm wrong

 

I don't think it's a case of proving it false, but more proving it true.  If people can see it in black and white, as opposed to word of mouth, they believe it easier.  Don't take it to personally.  People are going to talk about it and dissect it as you did post on a public discussion forum.  It's human nature.

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