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laws around selling Broadway Show posters

Susanne8
Swing
joined:2/4/21
Swing | Joined: 2/4/21

I'm helping some folks from the Broadway world to sell some of their show memorabilia.  The question came up about selling playbills or show posters and copywrite laws.  What does the law say about selling your personal show posters or signed posters from your work on the shows?

Thank you

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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Broadway Legend | Joined: 10/9/05
There are no laws or rules against selling posters.
Alex Kulak2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/11/16
Broadway Legend | Joined: 9/11/16

As long as you didn't rip it off the side of the theatre, it's probably fine.

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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
Broadway Legend | Joined: 12/4/07

As the owner, you can sell anything you want, legally.

Well, except your organs.

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Updated On: 2/6/21 at 08:32 PM
Alex Kulak2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/11/16
Broadway Legend | Joined: 9/11/16

dramamama611 said: "As the owner, you can sell anything you wa

Well, except your organs.
"

^and even then, you might know a guy who knows a guy

Dollypop
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joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend | Joined: 5/15/03

laws around selling Broadway Show posters

#6
Posted: 2/19/21 at 1:41pm
I had absolutely no trouble selling the chord organ I had in my den. I believe it was all legal....I even advertised it in the local papers.
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Islander_fan
Broadway Star
joined:6/25/14
Broadway Star | Joined: 6/25/14

laws around selling Broadway Show posters

#7
Posted: 2/20/21 at 1:41pm

It’s not against the law at all. I can’t even begin to count the number of people I have seen on here looking for or selling autographed playbills. Hell, even some of the postings I have seen have had the seller’s link to the time on eBay as well.