The Studio Gallery is a place where you can share all of your amazing ideas, created with our Studio software. You can share any MOC with the world in just a few clicks.
By allowing you to share anything in the Studio Gallery, it's bound to happen that you may want to create something cool related to your favorite show, movie, or book. To make sure that you're able to do this without risk, we've come up with some Intellectual Property (IP) policies to protect both you and BrickLink.
What is intellectual policy?
Intellectual property is any creative creation that is protected by a patent, trademark, or copyright. This includes, movies, TV shows, books, songs, etc. Because these works are protected, neither you nor BrickLink is allowed to sell or benefit from the use of them without the owner's explicit consent.
Some examples of intellectual properties:
- Star Wars
- Harry Potter
This is just a small selection of examples. It would be impossible to list all intellectual properties.
When uploading your design, you have three options that dictate how users can interact with your design. If your design is related to an IP, make sure you choose "Display only".
Currently, all designs submitted with full or partial access will be temporarily set to display only while undergoing manual review to prevent IP infringement.
If you have a design that is currently set to full or partial access and is related to an IP, it will be permanently set to display only for you by the admin team. Likewise, if you submit a new IP related design as full or partial access, it will remain in display only permanently.
Terms of Service - Section 2
2. Rules of Conduct:
You agree not to do any of the following while using or accessing the Site:
|i.||publish, display, transmit or facilitate the publication, display or transmission of any content (including without limitation any user generated that you create or generate) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, that may be invasive of another’s right of privacy or publicity, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, and you agree that we may, in our sole discretion, remove from the Site any such content;|
|ix.||reproduce, publish, display, distribute, transmit or facilitate the reproduction, publication, display, distribution or transmission of any content (including but not limited to images, content, models, designs, and build instructions) that infringes, violates or misappropriates any patent, design, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property right, or any rights of publicity, privacy or any other proprietary rights of any party, and you agree that we may remove any such content that we believe, in our sole discretion, might so infringe, violate or misappropriate rights of others;|
|x.||display, offer for sale, or sell any content or item (including without limitation models, designs or build instructions) that infringes, violates or misappropriates any rights of a third party;|