Why You Can NOT Sell Disney Crafts
i love the things you ladies come up with.
recently i have seen the disney princess clippies selling on ebay.
i have also seen items made with disney bottle caps.
you absolutely cannot sell these.
it is illegal and disney is indeed quick to sue.
i believe if you are caught the going rate is $10,000 per incident.
a quote from disney:
Disney works hard to preserve the integrity of its name and its copyrights, trademarks and logos. Among other reasons, the auction of infringing merchandise, which is often not of the same quality required of a Disney product, damages Disney’s reputation and leads to complaints from consumers and internet users about this poor quality. Consumers may attribute to Disney the inferior quality of unauthorized products purchased over eBay. Disney must be vigilant in protecting the goodwill associated with the Disney name and copyrights.
While the creation of craft items using Disney copyrights or trademarks is infringing, Disney does not generally dispute craft items made by fans for their personal use. Where, however, those items are listed for sale, the user is seeking a commercial benefit from his or her infringing conduct.
so my friends, do not sell disney.
plain and simple.
if it looks like a disney character or is made from disney items you are in violation of copyright.
please don't flame the messenger.
(and NO disney)