Can you sell Disney art Etsy?

Disney fan art is fine to do, of course. What is not fine is SELLING your fan art. I know, you are just trying to add to their company, but they are FIERCE about protecting their copyright and they want to control the products that are put out for their business.

Is it illegal to sell Disney art?

No you cannot paint, offer for sale, sell, or otherwise tinker with a Disney character, at least it is illegal without an express license from the Walt Disney company.

Does Disney go after Etsy sellers?

… Etsy, a popular online shop where people can sell their handmade items, is now the target of Disney. In an effort to garner some business for their small shop, Etsy sellers have made their own homemade Baby Yoda plushies and toys- but Disney quickly caught on.

How do I get permission to sell Disney art?

Going Through Others

Disney’s intake form will direct you to DecoPac, the licensed company. Set up an account with them and if you want, say, an image from “Frozen,” you pay for the right to use it. The intake-form links on Disney’s licensing website can steer you to some of the licensees.

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Is Disney art copyrighted?

Broad Rights. Disney holds numerous copyrights and trademarks that restrict the use of the names and images of its characters. The copyrights give Disney the exclusive right to use the characters.

Can I draw and sell Disney characters?

You cannot sell your drawings of Disney characters because, by doing so, you would be infringing on The Walt Disney Company’s copyrights and trademarks. These characters are their intellectual property. If you want to sell your Disney artwork, you have to secure a license from them.

How are people selling Disney things on Etsy?

“PEOPLE SELL DISNEY INSPIRED STUFF ALL THE TIME

LOT’S of Etsy stores and online businesses have been sent cease and desist letters from companies they have infringed on. Company’s other then Disney are more strict on this but as soon as they do you run the risk of getting your store completely removed from Etsy.

What Disney characters are public domain?

Rapunzel, Snow White, and Cinderella.

They are now in the public domain and can be used freely. Of course, you can’t use the Disney’s retelling of the stories.

How do I avoid copyright infringement on Etsy?

Don’t Use Artwork That Isn‘t Yours!

Copyright law centers around the protection of someone’s creative work – and that includes art. Don’t use artwork from the Internet without an artist’s permission and then reproduce it on t-shirts, jewelry or other paraphernalia.

Can I draw a picture of Mickey Mouse and sell it?

So you cannot sell your drawings of Mickey Mouse. … If you plan to use the drawing for financial gain, it’s illegal. An example of when drawing Disney characters for sale or distribution is legal is if an artist is paid by Disney to make a drawing of Mickey Mouse for a poster.

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How do you get a license to draw Disney characters?

In order to use the characters legally, you must request permission from Disney Enterprises. Multiple corporate entities of Disney own many of the intellectual property rights of Disney characters. To learn more about which Disney entity owns the character you want to use, visit the Disney website.

How do I get copyright permission?

In general, the permissions process involves a simple five-step procedure:

  1. Determine if permission is needed.
  2. Identify the owner.
  3. Identify the rights needed.
  4. Contact the owner and negotiate whether payment is required.
  5. Get your permission agreement in writing.

Is the name Cinderella copyrighted?

Cinderella is a word which has been recognized for decades as a mark identifying an entertainment event. That use in commerce created the word Cinderella as a Trademark.

Can I sell Mickey Mouse ears?

Mouse ears are a definite yes. There are a vast amount of shops who sell mouse ears, and they are legally allowed to. Disney does not own the rights to mouse ears. What they do own the rights to is Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.