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Old 11-13-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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Am I (legally) allowed to paint copyrighted material inside and/or out?


Say if I wanted to paint Mega Man on my roof top and Super Mario World on my Cabinets would this be legal to do or must I obtain written permission to do so?

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Old 11-13-2007, 10:04 PM   #2
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If you are a bad artist I don't think the likeness would be close enough to require any type of permission.

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Old 11-14-2007, 12:22 PM   #3
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If its in your house who would ever know.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:53 PM   #4
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You probably aren't LEGALLY allowed to do it, but it's not like someone is going to come in and sue you over it. If you were charging people to come look at your artwork, then maybe you'd have an issue.

When I was still living with my folks years ago I painted a huge Bucky Badger (Wisconsin mascot) on my wall and it's still there.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:07 PM   #5
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Unless you're in a historic district, a zoning district or subdivision with a Home Owners Association that controls such things, you should be allowed to do it (exclusing copyright laws).
BEFORE you do any exterior decorating, however, clear it with whatever permitting authority that may control it or you'll be removing it. (Or at least, you'll know that it is O.K.).
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:57 PM   #6
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I think the copyrights only apply to commercial use, not for private use. Have you seen how many Disney tattoos are out there?
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Technically you are supposed to have a licensing agreement to use the likenesses

In reality, as it's in a private home and not for profit, it's unlikely anyone will be upset enough to sue, or diligent enough to be checking cabinets in peoples homes for unlicensed likenesses

...I mean, how would they know unless you post it up on the internet or something....
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Have you seen how many Disney tattoos are out there?
Some of those are licensed

As for the others, if Disney thought for one moment that there was a cost effective way to get money out of those tattoo parlors not paying licensing fees, and thought there was money to be had by doing so, they would
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Unqualified opinion is that you won't have a problem if you aren't using the images to advertise your business.

Just creating the images is free advertising for them, hence, no problem.
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I think the copyrights only apply to commercial use, not for private use....
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...you won't have a problem if you aren't using the images to advertise your business.

Just creating the images is free advertising for them, hence, no problem.
You'd think, but that's not so
It's intellectual property that's owned by someone else
You need permission
Regardless of whether it's for commercial gain or not, and regardless of whether we think it's good advertising for them or not
It;s their intellectual property

They may not have a problem with it, and may not charge you, but technically you do need permission

In this instance it's unlikely that they'd find out, or sue if they did
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And Disney has sued people with Disney character tattoos. I wouldn't put it on my roof, too easy to see, inside I wouldn't be worried. Just don't invite any of the company big wigs over for dinner.
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You'd think, but that's not so
It's intellectual property that's owned by someone else
You need permission
Regardless of whether it's for commercial gain or not, and regardless of whether we think it's good advertising for them or not
It;s their intellectual property

They may not have a problem with it, and may not charge you, but technically you do need permission

In this instance it's unlikely that they'd find out, or sue if they did
Thanks for the clarification Slick.
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hasn't anyone noticed the *plethora* of silly questions that this "Fira" has been asking?

Bending a brick in water? Oooh yes, thank you so much for your answers!
Put out a "theoretical" fire in his dryer or not?
Lawn watering vs not watering and having his lawn catch on fire from lightning?
Ear protection vs how long it would take to use a jackhammer before going deaf?

Methinks he's having some fun at everyone's expense. Sheesh, reading some of these answers is even making me laugh.

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I was wondering when someone was going to notice that....
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yeah, I was going to make my replies a little more sarcastic, but I didn't want to get banned right off the bat.

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