Asked in Copyright for Ohio

Q: Do I need copywriter permission to make a 1 time driver license image for a birthday cake

Using a picture of an Ohio drivers license I erased all the info and put my daughter information on it so it could be printed One time on a birthday cake. The cake decorated said I need permission to use it because the Oh DL is copyrighted. How do you get permission

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Bill Hulsey
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  • Austin, TX

A: No

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
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  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If the store will use the image to make the cake, the BMV is not going to care.

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