I just started my stained glass business and mostly sell from face book. I use my own patterns or from pattern books that say you can reproduce and sell. I now have requests for Tweety Bird, Mickey Mouse and IU basketball. I can’t find patterns, I know I can make them from pictures, is this something I can do?
Disney are renowned for protecting their very valuable rights, so I would be very, very careful if I were you!
Apparently you can use things to teach, parody or in a newscast (briefly), but as you’d be reproducing their characters for commercial gain without their permission I don’t think you’d have a leg to stand on if they found out. It’s up to you whether you take that risk, but I wouldn’t advise it! You might just be the person they find to make ‘an example’ of.
I’m not qualified to answer this with any lawyers’ knowledge, just fear! Anyone out there with more substantial information?
PS found this clever YouTube video whilst looking for the answer, might help and make you laugh: