Policy on Puppet Rights
At The Dummy Shoppe, we specifically are not looking to create problems for our wonderful customers with lots of mountains of fine print in the area of the Rights pertaining to your puppet.
Rights fall into a couple of different categories.
- Normal everyday performing rights.
The mere purchase of a puppet from The Dummy Shoppe grants all the rights you need for the use of your puppet. This includes live performances before groups of people. It is inclusive of groups up to 15,000 people. Buy the puppet and perform up to your hearts content.
- Television Rights - Local Television
If you have the good fortune of getting your own show on television or just doing small local station commercials with your puppet, your rights are pre-granted without any additional need for purchasing the rights. We expect this will cover 98% of all situations.
- Television Rights - Network Television
Although we are not wanting to get involved with lots of legalities in the puppet world, nor are we completely stupid. If you are fortunate enough to get a deal on Network Television, defined as five (5) or more stations, we will need to negotiate a case by case basis for those rights. The deal to be negotiated will be dependent on the type of production involved. For instance, a large series of national commercials for a big corporate interest will of need be a bit more costly then a one time national special. In the event of such a deal, just contact us and we will come to a fair deal for all parties concerned.