411.4 #538 (DL Qual #1389

Nov 23, 2011 10:31 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I have a question to all those selling Disney themed items online: is it Disney license infringement?

I think if they are inspired by the character they should be okay but not exactly sure - MozPrincess  582.4 #348 10:37PM
Cheese it! It's the fuzz!! - cesium55  531.8 #390 10:44PM
Cheese it's the cops! - Boundin  711.7 #272 12:49AM
I'm pretty sure Disney charges so much because people still buy it... And does that mean that if you sell a book online your stealing money from the people who wrote it? If its used? Nope.... - vikkimus  199.2 #43 10:49PM
I sell Disney themed stuff. I TRY to always say Disney themed or inspired. Hopefully its ok. - HarvesterProducts  261.6 #1240 1:03AM
I was going to buy some things for gifts and my cuz said it was a Disney license infringement issue and made me feel guilty. Gave me this whole lecture on why Disney probably have to charge so much due to blah blah blah. :( - Elaine  411.4 #538 10:42PM
Well, think of knock-offs or parodies. If something is altered enough from the original design, it may fall outside of copyright. Books, music, art, etc do sometimes fall into the open source category when the copyright lapses (70 or so years after the creator's death?), or when something is just too old to have a copyright. So for example, tenniel Alice in wonderland drawings are not copyrighted, but Disney Alice is (I'm sure they'll keep that copyright maintained). - bluefairy  643.8 #313 12:05AM
Well, think of knock-offs or parodies. If something is altered enough from the original design, it may fall outside of copyright. Books, music, art, etc do sometimes fall into the open source category when the copyright lapses (70 or so years after the creator's death?), or when something is just too old to have a copyright. So for example, tenniel Alice in wonderland drawings are not copyrighted, but Disney Alice is (I'm sure they'll keep that copyright maintained). - bluefairy  643.8 #313 12:05AM
I have a Disney embroidery machine. I can embroider for my personal use or gifts. I cannot charge or sell anything I embroider. If I am caught doing so not only will Disney confiscate my machine they will take ALL my thread, computer, fabrics etc. - sewgirl  342.6 #697 12:27AM
Wow thats cool of you to have one at least - maxinerenton  422.7 #524 7:23AM
Yeah, actual licensed Disney images would be a no-no. I've even heard that using licensed fabric to make something to sell was a violation. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 7:48AM
Cheese it's the cops! - Boundin  711.7 #272 12:49AM
Thx guys! Now I don't feel so guilty!!! - Elaine  411.4 #538 7:12AM
Wow thats cool of you to have one at least - maxinerenton  422.7 #524 7:23AM
Yeah, actual licensed Disney images would be a no-no. I've even heard that using licensed fabric to make something to sell was a violation. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 7:48AM

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