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Copyrights,Trademarks and Reserved pieces

This is a group forum that covers the copyrights, trademarks, and reserved visuals.

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Started by JC-one Jul 12, 2008.

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Comment by JC-one on June 5, 2012 at 1:31pm

great link.... more worries people....join the realism of creation without someone biting your shit...smack'em in the face with a date on your creation....peace..;)

Comment by Alex Gwynne on May 22, 2010 at 4:27am
I was plaining to put him in, but now he will be a giant icecream man i supose.
Comment by Thomas Hamlyn-Harris on May 21, 2010 at 4:24pm
Can't wait to see it. I would love to see a Staypuff toy in a Ghost Busters range.
Comment by Alex Gwynne on May 21, 2010 at 4:19am
thanks man, I think the way around it is to make a spoor toy, for example instead of an ambulacne they could drave around in an icecream van etc.

Thanks once again
Comment by Thomas Hamlyn-Harris on May 20, 2010 at 6:50pm
@ Alexander.
Sony Pictures won't want to talk to you. The rights will probably be managed by a licensing company. These are companies like Gaffneys in Australia (not sure about overseas licensing companies). They manage the rights for a company's intellectual property. So when a company wants to license an image for a t-shirt or a toy they pay the licensor who takes a commission and pays the rights holder.
I used to deal with these companies a lot in previous jobs and they generally want an advance payment and a percentage of sales (big $$$). if you are making a toy not for profit, a licensing company with scratch their heads and say "why?"
If you are not going to sell the paper toy I wouldn't worry too much about trying to get rights (you wouldn't anyway).
Comment by Alex Gwynne on May 20, 2010 at 8:58am
I could use a little advice, normally people and artists come to me to make papertoys of there characters so there's no problem me using there image but for a while now I've really wanted to make some Ghost Buster toys, now I know I could just go ahead and make them anyway and no doubt Sony Pictures wont know or wont care.... But I think if I'm going to make these toys I want it to be allowed or official. Now I've looked around for the Sony Pictures contact details and so on and the only thing I managed to get was the media contact (which is only for media purposes), suggestions?
Comment by JC-one on November 14, 2008 at 3:43pm
I gotta say about the growing popularity of paper toys that the issues I clearly have acknoweldged in the past copyrights forum seem to be cathching up quik, but now people feel like they have a say in it.....sorry, you can't have a say unless it has to do with you and your work.
and the ever so great thing about copyrights is all I've been talkin about...dates,dates, and more dates=PROOF!...if you don't like what I'm saying, well, then you disagree with TRUTH.
as someone how has studied, and is super friendly with the real basis of infringments, I CAN'T TAKE SIDES....that is why I have mentioned the dates....sometimes we tend to ignore what the truth can bring out because of the credit of a popular credit....and yes, we usually are disappointed from the ending result.
andy warhol has stolen!....and now the ever so popular Shepard Fairey(OBEY) has just been caught with literary ripping off other peoples art and attaching his consumed name on he a thief? might not think so, but with the proof of things and clearly visuals in this case....YES, HE NOW IS.
get it, our opinions don't matter, right now the issue seems to be what happened in this certain cicumstance with images/characters/toys popping up
looking way to much like someone else's.

Don't ever run away from what is honest.
Comment by Brother D on August 7, 2008 at 2:49pm
Ok, me no copyright.
Comment by JC-one on August 7, 2008 at 8:43am
listen, the best way to try to put a copyright on a piece is to, and I spoke about this in class, and I my teacher is a lawyer of intellectual props.
but do this, but realize that if by any chance you've taken someone else's work and touched it up to your liking, well, you have become a thief!
ok?, to everyone who wants so bad to copyright this: when you are done with your visual/piece/template, you have to copy it to disk, but unfortunately even this can't hold up in a rightful court system....but publish it too, so now you have 2 different ways of applying your work to something that shows dates...this is what you want..DATES!
but if it did ever reach court, if the other party can prove that you had the ability to do that yourself, you just lost!..that goes for anything published on a website or the internet.
so please if you used someone's work to get your creation going, you can't and shouldn't try to copyright, or publish it...that's called infringement!
and don't go mailing yourself a copy of your work either, poor man's copyright is bogus and won't stand in court.
like I'll continue to say: if washington doesn't get the paper work to leave in the files, then you didn't copyright it.
you can easily find all paper work for registering/copyrights, and trademarking on their site, be sure to go over every word so your prepared to know what it's not hard, but be sure not to confuse your definitions with theirs, sit down with a grown up old enough to understand this, I can't tell you how many rock bands I've spoken to that kow nothing about copyrights...over night someone could actually be writing different lyrics to their music and can take a chance to release it, because they knew that the band didn't care about the paper work.
think you steal a led zepplin tune to create from it to give yourself the credit?...nope.
because they handled the work because they cared so much about their sound. this is the key element to copyrighting and trademarking, you have put into file your own unique and distingished touches on life, and without you doing so, it would never exist to begin with.
however, I do know papertoys can't advance some much with talks about sales, without the file to be on the safe side.
Comment by Brother D on August 7, 2008 at 6:51am
I put the Creative Commons Liscense on WiDEMOUTH after seeing it on TapeHead, and I don't know if I have to do anything special other than putting the picture with the link on there.

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