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Old 08-09-2008, 02:23
yellaribbon yellaribbon is offline
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Default Re: hand painting licensed disney images

Originally Posted by tommyekatt View Post
From what I understand you can make things to sell, like Blankets that have the Disney Charaters on them IF the material was bought with the charater already on it. You can not reproduce it yourself though.
Absolutely incorrect.

You may not make a finished product with any licensed image and sell it.

I recently called the manufacturer of college ribbons. I asked about making bows with them because I was thinking of reselling the ribbons. He said you may buy the ribbon and resell the ribbon as is. You may not make a finished product, a bow for example, and sell the product. So anyone who buys the ribbon from me may not make a bow and sell the bow. He said you would have to have the license from each school for that.

Same goes for any copyrighted, licensed, trademarked image. I see a lot of people here selling bottlecaps with licensed images, mostly Disney and Nickelodeon images here. It is a copyright infringement.

The original question was about painting something for home use. I am not sure about hand painting an item. I would guess that is also an infringement. But you may make items for personal use with fabric, ribbon, etc. with licensed images. For example, you buy fabric with Cinderella. It will probably say somewhere for the home sewer only. It is for your personal use. That's why the sewing machine has the image. It is for your use, not to sell.

Same with cake pans. You can make that cake as many times as you want for your children as long as you don't make a cake and sell it.

Last edited by yellaribbon; 08-09-2008 at 02:26.
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