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    I need to make a disney themed card but am worried about copyright
    has anyone been to disney land and have a photo that I could use of any of the characters ???
    www.sunrisecards.co.uk
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  • #2
    Not certain about this, but my feeling is that you would be contravening the copyright. It does not matter where you copy the image from. Any copying or reproduction will probably fall foul of the copyright police, especially with a big company such as Disney, who guard their products like gold dust.

    cheers
    John

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    • #3
      even though its a photo that someones taken ???
      www.sunrisecards.co.uk
      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...5877781?ref=ts
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      • #4
        Originally posted by sunrise View Post
        even though its a photo that someones taken ???
        They're licensed and copywritten to the nth degree....best steer clear
        Sarah x

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        • #5
          how comes people sell them on e.bay , I've just found a handmade card on there with a mickey mouse die cut
          they must be taking a risk then ???
          www.sunrisecards.co.uk
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          • #6
            People are probably selling them on ebay because they're not aware of the copyright law. As far as I'm aware nobody, other than licencsed re-sellers, is allowed to use Disney images without permission, they can crack down pretty hard on you if you blatantly abuse this rule.

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            • #7
              As said don't even go there, only recently someone was prosecuted, just not worth it

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              • #8
                There are several cutting dies, etc sold for cutting Disney characters, but when you look at the rules and regs/Angel policies these are clearly for personal use only. There are people on Ebay and such sites who are blatantly ignoring this and/or are happy to take the risks in the hope that they don't get caught. Personally I would not be willing to take the risk as it is bad publicity and a legal case that neither our bank balance or reputation can afford.

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                • #9
                  As has already been mentioned Disney are very strict on copyright issues. Photos are allowed at the parks but there are legal notices everywhere stating that any images of Disney characters etc remian the property of the Disney corporation and must not be reproduced or copied and may not be used for any commercial use whatsoever.

                  Disney products are all clearly marked for personal use only and they do not permit the sale of any Disney products or goods made using Disney products or images. If you purchase Disney stickers or dies the packaging carries Disney permitted use policy notes. You can use them to make a card which you then give to a friend or family member on their birthday etc but you cannot sell or donate to charity any product or goods made using the images. ...and they do prosecute.

                  Personally I would not buy any of their products because of all of the above...and I would never take the risk of using them anyway...Disney do not care how small potatoes a seller might be, they will make an example out of anyone caught in breach.

                  Disney make greetings cards and as far as I am concerned, if a customer specifically wants a Disney card and nothing else, then they will have to buy one from a licenced seller.

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                  • #10
                    I think you'd find that it is the characters that are copyright; so if you take a photo of Mickey Mouse, the Mickey image is the copyright issue, not the photograph itself.
                    Heather
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                    • #11
                      I approached the Disney corporation for permission to use some of their characters for decorating a childrens home, and was refused point blank, along with pages of dire warnings if I did without permission.
                      Steer clear.

                      Mo.XX
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                      • #12
                        I buy Jolees Disney 'stickers'. They are available on ebay and varioius craft shops in the UK. The quality is great. They are 3d and mounted on foam. They have been sold for years so they must be legal. Here is what i mean. http://www.craft4creation.co.uk/emer...isney-c135.htm

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Craftychez View Post
                          I buy Jolees Disney 'stickers'. They are available on ebay and varioius craft shops in the UK. The quality is great. They are 3d and mounted on foam. They have been sold for years so they must be legal. Here is what i mean. http://www.craft4creation.co.uk/emer...isney-c135.htm
                          But is it legal to use them on handmade cards which are then sold on to customers.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scjewellery View Post
                            But is it legal to use them on handmade cards which are then sold on to customers.
                            I don't think legally you're allowed to sell them....they're ok to use on personal cards but not ones you're planning to sell...I would think it's not worth the risk
                            Sarah x

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Craftychez View Post
                              I buy Jolees Disney 'stickers'. They are available on ebay and varioius craft shops in the UK. The quality is great. They are 3d and mounted on foam. They have been sold for years so they must be legal. Here is what i mean. http://www.craft4creation.co.uk/emer...isney-c135.htm
                              They would be selling them with a licence but that licence does not entitle the buyer to profit from the images. As said before Disney are very strict and will take action however small.

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