Well if you read my last post regarding contacting the folks of Sanrio about permission on using their character, I got the response back and it’s not what I wanted to hear:
“Our characters are the foundation of everything we do at Sanrio. They play a crucial role in the Sanrio experience which is why our characters are protected by numerous Copyright and Trademark registrations worldwide. With that said, please note that Sanrio’s character artwork, names, images, graphics, text and trade names, are the sole property of Sanrio Co., Ltd. Copying, reproduction, distribution and/or republication are not allowed without Sanrio’s consent.
Documenting the creation of the quilt online and showing a picture of the finished product is fine. However, I ask that you reconsider your plans to release that pattern to the public to avoid possible infringement against Sanrio’s intellectual property rights.”
Is there anyway around this? I have a handful of folks that are really looking forward to this QAL.
“In addition to posting photos of your finished product, you can mention to your fans that they could be inspired to re-create their own version but the act of distributing patterns or “how-to” instructions would be problematic.
The other option is for you to apply for a license agreement to distribute the patterns/instructions but that would involved royalty payments be made to Sanrio and other financial requirements”
So I’ve taken down HK page. . . it’s a sad day on the blog.