This post first appeared on Regretsy on July 4th, 2011
I can’t think of anything more American than shameless copyright infringement; except maybe making the customer wait 5 weeks for shipping.
This would make Walt roll over in his ice cube tray.
Why do I always read your name as Josh Pincushion?
Even more American than shameless copyright infringement and a five-week wait for shipping is charging $125 effin’ dollars for a child’s outfit!
By the time you get it, it wont fit the damn kid anymore.
Yea and 125.00 for a kids outfit, ya fuck that.
A 12 yo boy wouldn’t be caught dead in this monstrosity.
I thought they would be sort of cute for a little kid until I realized that they weren’t pajamas.
Bullying is already a big enough problem.
No, but he might found dead in it.
I pledge allegiance to the mouse
of the corporation of Disney
One company, very few jews, gays invisible,
with copyright infringement suits for all.
M-I-C-K-E-Y- M-O-U-S-E. Ack. It’s stuck. It’s stuck.
If I see a kid wearing that in public I will drop ice cream on that kid.
That might make the outfit look better.
If I saw a kid wearing this is public I would call social/child services because the Mother is obviously a moron…
…I would not really call child protective services. I’m not sure what they are like in the US but in the UK they are more poisonous than a pacifier made from up-cycled boat wood from Bali…
I luv lead paint!
it takes that long to ship from China?
Yeah. “I just love the patriotic holidays in this country” sounds a bit suspect…
my tip-off is the grammar:
“occasion and you son is going to look”
AND we know how the Chinese don’t give a f7ck about girls looking patriotic.
They’re supposed to look matriotic if they know what’s good for them.
That “design” looks like the results of someone’s very first photoshop tutorial.
5 weeks? I’m supposed to start planning 4th of July wardrobes in May? That’s like starting in on Christmas right after Halloween – and that’s obscene!!!
What better outfit is there to stroll through Disneyland?
Not a long, dirty trenchcoat and speedos. That doesn’t go over very well at all.
Or just the top-half of a clown suit.
That’s a great idea for multiple reasons – it conveys your message clearly and we all know what a pain it is to get the entire clown suit out of the crawlspace.
Speedos? That spoils the whole effect!
“I just LOVE the patriotic holidays in this country… especially July 4th…”
Where is our Veterans Day/Memorial Day themed Disney err… ensemble?!?!?!
Mickey is so outraged by this fuckery that he has gone cross eyed!
Plus a vaguely racist shop name! It’s perfect!
What’s racist about “Pick-a-Lily’s”? I realize it sounds a little like “pickaninny,” but it’s more likely a play on “piccalilli,” which is a relish, not a racial slur. The outfit is still all kinds of wrong, though.
Apropos of nothing (and I realize the placenta debacle was a few posts ago): http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/jamie-and-jeffs-birth-plan
I read that and was reminded of the essay circulating a few months back by this mom who’d decided how every second of “her” birth was going to be carried out. Long, ridiculous story short, the baby went into distress and the hospital staff decided that a live baby was more important than humoring her endless requests for additional information and alternatives. They strapped her to a gurney, knocked her out, and delivered the kid in time to prevent brain damage. Months later, she still felt she’d been the victim of “medical rape” and was trying to figure out how to sue. There are real Jamies and Jeffs out there.
As someone in the medical field, crap like this kills me. Some of us actually DO have the best interest of the patient in mind. If you didn’t go to college for 8 years plus residency and internship, then shut the hell up and let the doctor do her job! *hops off soap box*
Can I just say (as a native CA person who lived not a mile from Demon Rat Land for years) that Disneyland (and gonna assume that knock off of Disney World as well) is the shittiest place to spend a holiday, even more so the 4th of July. You get to go on maybe 4 rides in 12 hours because of the lines (even when you have a freaking wheelchair and get to cut through many lines by going in the exits) and the crowds are insane. I swear, after the 2nd time (cause the first wasn’t bad enough) we went, we swore off going ever again. The fireworks are much better watched from the top of the new parking structure they built a few years ago, or off of Ball Ave just behind the park where the slaves have to park. Than they are right overhead and AWESOME!
I used to live right next to Orlando. Disney World is MUCH better than Disney Land. Although, there are much better theme parks in Orlando – Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure is my personal favorite. But the rest of the Disney-affiliated parks there – MGM, Epcot, Animal Kingdom – aren’t that great.
I’ve heard that about the rest of the Disney parks out in FL. Though I do have a friend who swears by Epcot, loves the place. I’ve never been to DW personally, but have many friends who have been to both and they say each park has it’s own perks and lacks. Personally I think i’d like the Tower of terror out there better, because I’ve heard that it’s not the same every time, they time the drops differently each time or something. My brother and I had it to a science, and would freak out all the others when we’d say going down JUST before they dropped us. Yeah, we went there WAY too often, about 3x a week. What else are you supposed to do when you have a pass and live a mile away. Not to mention that it was on the bus route home from our work.
Epcot is great if you want to “drink around the world”. And really, who wouldn’t?
My mother is some kind of Disney obsessed zombie, and we have family in FL so she hits up Disney World yearly. So I can say yes, the tower of terror ride is different each time.
I used to work at Epcot, and despite this I still love it. It’s especially awesome during the Food and Wine festival.
And, yup, they have a computer randomize the drops on Tower of Terror. You hang before falling the first time for a random amount of time, then it drops down to different levels and back up to different levels before it drops all the way to the ground floor. It’s pretty awesome.
Oh, and if you’re already afraid of elevators *and* heights, don’t let your friends convince you that the very center seat on the back row is the safest one. I still haven’t forgiven them for that.
…oh god, my partner keeps trying to convince me to go on it on our next trip. I’m mildly uncomfortable in elevators, and deathly afraid of falling and heights. The logic here is “what’s wrong with you, it’s perfectly safe!” I was terrified enough on Splash Mountain and felt like a tit for it.
But I have to ask – what’s wrong with the back center seat?
I love Disneyland, personally. But I don’t really care about the rides, I just love the atmosphere and walking around. Okay, so that isn’t worth the 80 bucks or whatever they’re charging to get in, but damn it, I still love Disneyland. It is the happiest damn place on earth!!!!!
I’d hook you up with my youngest son, but he’s already taken. He went to Disneyland for the first time when he was around three years old, when we went to visit my sister in California, and he’s been obsessed with it ever since. He and his boyfriend are currently planning their vacation for August-they’re going to spent one day and night at their Aunt’s house, and the rest of the time at Disneyland. This is the same Aunt who used to let me send them out to visit her every summer once they turned 13. But no, seeing Disneyland is more important.
Look at this poor kid’s face. He knows.
Well heck, why not. If resellers are allowed on etsy, why not copyright infringments? I can’t wait until etsy becomes a publicly traded corp., they’d shut down half of their business in a heartbeat.
In case anyone’s curious, as it stands, in the ‘handmade’ category there are the following copyright infringement items: Hello Kitty 27,799 items; Twilight 14,241 items; Disney 46,391 items; The Hunger Games 10,642; Harry Potter 16,271; typing in ‘comic book’ brings up 10,592 items all with copyrighted comic book material… that’s just a few that have 10,000+ items to their name in “Handmade” alone.
You name anything copyrighted or trademarked, you can find it on etsy in the thousands. So much for coming up with an original thought.
Technically, if the person bought licensed fabric and handmade this outfit, it’s not copyright infringement because of the First Sale Doctrine. If the item is a “useful article” such as clothing, it isn’t copyrighted. This doesn’t cover certain things though like trade dress etc. Check the site Tabberone as they went to court against Disney: http://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/DisneyLawsuit/DisneyLawsuit.shtml
Disney did not pursue the case because they didn’t have the law behind them, but that didn’t stop them from claiming infringement. It’s always good to know what is and is not copyright infringement. Some of the items in the categories you listed may well be but many are probably not. It depends on the exact circumstances. Just because a company sends you a cease and desist doesn’t mean anything illegal actually took place. So yeah. Copyright infringement.
While this definitely smells of “Asian artist collective”, if the item is made with legally-purchased licensed fabric, it is not a copyright infringement to sell it.
She has a disclaimer on her website for each item that says: “~Disclaimer~ This outfit is designed and sewn by me and is NOT a licensed product of any companies or organizations.”
Also, I’m not sure about this set specifically because I can’t zoom it in enough, but on her other pieces (very, very few of which do not contain licensed characters) it looks like she is either making her own appliqués to add to the clothes and/or taking existing ones and embellishing them. Like taking a pre-made patch of Mickey’s head and adding a hat to it.
Some others look pretty crude (more so than this one) and if it isn’t embroidered by her and uses a pre made appliqué then it is clearly a cheap, unlicensed knock-off appliqué.
Yes, if it’s an applique then it’s infringement. But I’m just glad that someone out there understands that using licensed material for useful objects (for sale or otherwise) isn’t infringement.
It looks like they took forever to piece this outfit together, which I suppose counts for the outrageous price.
Here’s a close up of this outfit from her site. It’s not pre-made licensed fabric.
Didn’t you know? It’s perfectly OK to violate international copyright law as long as you place an automatic Bible quote app at the bottom of your home page.
P.S. The price of this outfit is now $168.00. To me, the embroidery looks like those cheap nylon flags made in China and sold at our local Dollar Stores.
Sorry. Brain balked at the number.
Such an unwholesome combination: the words ‘yank’ and ‘doodle’ and a picture of a pre-pubescent boy. Wearing that.
you know i never really got copyright infringement in the USA, there is a lady on Etsy that sells personal stamped jewelry with quotes from all big movies like hunger games, disney, star wars, true blood ect. when i asked somebody else they said that is allowed and then another said no it is not, she tags it with the movie titles too.
so maybe you can tell me, is it a yes you can do it or no its not allowed,
Welcome to the “Custom Boutique” world of about 5 years ago on Ebay.
A world of mom’s pimpin out their kids in pouty photo shoots, and people willing to spend hundreds of dollars on clothing to parade their kids around in.
Yeah it was a huge deal. And the whole Disney clothing thing was huge. People spent insane money to give their kids custom themed clothing for every day of a vacation in mouseland.
I remember outfits from one seller going for $300 plus.
It was barftastic.
Need I say more?
and the mom shops on Etsy:
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