Art Alexion on 25 Aug 2008 08:39:09 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] PLUG Logo! And LinkedIn

1.  I am a lawyer.
2.  While I could care less about a logo, it bothers me that those who don't 
have a clue, are certain that they have the final word.

On Monday 25 August 2008 11:26:57 am Alex Valentine wrote:
> Wow, this discussion is absolutely nuts. Lets overthink the simple act of
> posting a basic graphic on a website.
> Throw it up on the server, pick CC licensing, and call it a day..
> I'm sure PLUG subscribers really enjoy getting 30+ emails arguing over the
> licensing procedure for a simple modification to the tux logo, while a
> bunch people wearing tinfoil hats endlessly speculate about highly
> unlikely legal ramifications.
> > On Sunday 24 August 2008 4:43:42 pm James Barrett wrote:
> >> What if a corporation wanted to use a public domain "ben franklin tux
> >> logo" in their massively-produced pamphlets or brochures, or in a huge
> >> ad campaign without citing the source?  Would people who otherwise had
> >> never before seen the PLUG logo automatically start mentally
> >> associating it with that other event, company, product or service?
> >
> > Worse yet, that corporation could register a copyright for the art and
> > sue PLUG for using it.

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