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09/04/2013 at 20:22
I'm in the process of setting up a little face book business making personalised prints.
Whilst I've been researching the market I've seen lots of quotes from children's books reproduced, "I love you to the moon and back" for example is very popular. So my question is, can you just use phrases like this without permission from the author?
People seem to be merrily using characters from tv and film too, surely they are trademarked?
I want to have a good understanding of what's what before I start, but don't seem to be able to find any simpleexplanations online.
09/04/2013 at 20:30
This is a nice summary
I think section four is most helpful.
Trademarking is another issue.
Basically I think a lot of people chance their hand.
09/04/2013 at 20:48
Thank you! I didn't find anything like that when I searched, just gobbledygook.
09/04/2013 at 20:52
I find whenever I look for something I can't find it then someone elses googles and gets the rights stuff straight away!
What things were you going to make?
09/04/2013 at 21:10
I've made a few prints as presents this year and they've been really well received so I thought I might have a bash at selling them. Ones I've made so far have been shapes such as rainbows and dinosaurs made from the child's name, but quotes might be another option for children's rooms which is what prompted the copyright question.
I need to sort out how to price it all. I need to get on with it really, I'm just a bit scared incase everyone thinks its rubbish.
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