- Jul 2, 2012
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Is there any word on such a thing? I would buy one for any amount of money.
Yeah Exactly. That's the forum I remember reading. I'm not sure if I mentioned but even though I would love to own close to a real Muppet on the palm in my hands, I would just hate to break copyright infrigment.I really wouldn't trust this guy. I know he has had many lawsuits filed against him for selling copyrighted characters, and there is a whole thread of controversy that I will link to. I hope you can find a Floyd for sale later on, but keep in mind the price it will cost
I mean it's okay if it was like a trade or something fan to fan because your not putting money into it but when money is an issue, it's like buying a bootleg in my opinion.Yeah Exactly. That's the forum I remember reading. I'm not sure if I mentioned but even though I would love to own close to a real Muppet on the palm in my hands, I would just hate to break copyright infrigment.
Yeah. And as a Muppet fan, I'd hate to their hurt copyrights. I remember seeing that Kermit puppet on eBay and the little angel and devil sort of thing well maybe not so black and white. But I did fell a huge amount of guilt and thought, no, I can't. It's against Copyright and the money isn't going back to help The Muppets productions in anyway. It's kind of like downloading films off the internet which of course is totally illegal. Someone could build a giant DVD collection from stuff from downloads of complete sets and CDs that are in lots of money in value and you can live like a king but think again, your favorite artists, they aren't getting the money which of course in me makes me feel guilty. Basicly the main reason why I don't illegally download. I stick to itunes and Amazon But of course, there's legal reasons. Millions and millions you have to pay or end up in jail.Yes, it is okay if you make somebody a puppet as a favor, but if you make any sort of profit off of those copyrighted characters, you are in trouble.
Well If you make your own version, your just expressing fandom. That's just my opinion. As for building your own, unless you want to someday work for one of their workshops or just for practice. That's like learning how to draw a cartoon character you like. Me personally, I don't get too much into all those ethics myself. But everyone has the right to their own opinion.Interesting thoughts on copyright... What I can can't quite grasp is if there is money exchanged it is wrong but if you make one it's not... Hmmm, let's see so if you could make your own Kermit or Gonzo it's not wrong? .... I think yes it still is because we are utilizing a pattened idea that even though it is for none profit we are still infringing on intellectual property that the owners of the patent won't get a dime for. So the truth is that if ethics and morals are stopping us from get buying one ... Well then they should stop us from making one also, don't you think?
I for one buy as many as I can get my hands on from talented puppet makers !!!
The day Disney desides to sell the real thing I will buy it from them but that will never happen because that would kill the magic of the muppets.. You see they weren't meant for everybody to have, it's kind of if David Coperfield sold his tricks, what do you think?