Gig Posters

Posters: 155148 | Bands: 135183 | Designers: 11479                 
   
       RSS Feeds

Username:   Password: 
Register      

Social Networking Activity                 



 Bands  Designers  New Arrivals  Top Lists  Forums  Buy Posters  Submit  Merch Store  Advertise  Widgets  Help

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: is this legal?

  1. #1

    Default is this legal?

    is it legal to design, print and sell a band poster without the permission of the band or the manager? for example lets say I make an original death cab for cutie poster and sell it online, do I run the risk of getting sued?

  2. #2
    Gregory's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    1,145
    Comments
    1518

    Default

    It happens all the time.

  3. #3

    Default

    what happens all the time?

  4. #4
    Premium Member
    lil_tuffy's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    6,710
    Comments
    2134
    Items for Sale

    Default

    Yes. That is called "bootlegging."

  5. #5
    Premium Member
    crosshair's Avatar


    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    6,760
    Comments
    3866
    Items for Sale

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Radish White Ice View Post
    what happens all the time?
    Assholes who think they'll fly under the radar while they try making a few bucks off of stealing someone else's intellectual property or using their trademark without authorization, getting their asses sued off and ground into the fuxxing pavement.
    ...happens all the time.

    But it seems like an odd question to ask as the answer is so obvious. Are you for real?
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

    www.crosshairchicago.com

    "Every single Crosshair poster I've ever seen is almost exactly the same. Do these guys even have a bit of creativity in them? I mean, come one - shitty old building pics photoshopped with text over them. Pretty pathetic to say the least."

    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

  6. #6

    Default

    Just turn it to a star wars poster and everyone will love it.

  7. #7

    Default

    I'm not trying to boot leg somebody else work, I make completely original work based on the music I like to listen to and I'm just wondering if its wrong to sell it?

  8. #8
    Moderator
    standard's Avatar


    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Mass.
    Posts
    31,315
    Comments
    5034
    Items for Sale

    Default

    You are attempting to cash in on the career/brand that someone else has put a lot of work into. In order to determine whether you are on ethically murky footing, simply put yourself into their shoes: Let's say you spend 5 or 6 years building a Radish White Ice brand - you make a real name for yourself. One day you do a Google Search and discover that I am selling Radish White Ice t-shirts on Cafepress. Question: Are you mad at me?

  9. #9
    Moderator
    standard's Avatar


    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Mass.
    Posts
    31,315
    Comments
    5034
    Items for Sale

    Default

    Hint: I actually really DO have a cafepress account and I really AM selling t-shirts that say "Radish White Ice" on them. They are really popular. Thank you.

  10. #10
    Casey Burns's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    New York, Portland, Carrboro
    Posts
    3,044
    Comments
    1258

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Radish White Ice View Post
    I'm not trying to boot leg somebody else work, I make completely original work based on the music I like to listen to and I'm just wondering if its wrong to sell it?
    Make all the Death Cab-based posters you want, just don't put their name on them. The moment you do without their permission, you are bootlegging.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •