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Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« on: November 20, 2011, 08:47 »
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Found one of my images on some fishing store window, and being used as some kind of logo.

http://rayburntacklemonkey.com/



Image could have been bought from any major stock site, since it's one of my most popular images. But use as a logo is always prohibited, even with an extended license, am I right?

What would be the best course of action? Try to find out where he bought it from (is that possible?), or personally ask him to remove it (easiest way) or ask for a financial compensation (which I doubt he or she will pay)?


« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 10:23 »
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Are you on ClipartOf ? They allow non-exclusive logo usage

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 11:07 »
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No, I'm not.

« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 14:57 »
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Just because it's in his web header and on his window, I don't know if you can really call it a logo.  Where's the line lay?

« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 15:42 »
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This makes me think about all these logo images with "your company" writen on them, sold by agencies where the license agreement indicates that these files may not be used as a logo....  ::)

traveler1116

« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011, 16:19 »
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Just because it's in his web header and on his window, I don't know if you can really call it a logo.  Where's the line lay?

If you look at properties this is where the monkey is located:  http://rayburntacklemonkey.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/logo2.jpg
Looks like whoever designed the website thinks it's the logo.

ShadySue

« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011, 16:37 »
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Just because it's in his web header and on his window, I don't know if you can really call it a logo.  Where's the line lay?
Grief the things you learn here. I had to Google 'line lay' and find it's a carp fishing term.
But will I remember it?

« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2011, 20:35 »
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Just because it's in his web header and on his window, I don't know if you can really call it a logo.  Where's the line lay?

If you look at properties this is where the monkey is located:  http://rayburntacklemonkey.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/logo2.jpg
Looks like whoever designed the website thinks it's the logo.


I can write "logo" on a wheel of cheese, but it doesn't make it one.

traveler1116

« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2011, 22:19 »
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Just because it's in his web header and on his window, I don't know if you can really call it a logo.  Where's the line lay?

If you look at properties this is where the monkey is located:  http://rayburntacklemonkey.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/logo2.jpg
Looks like whoever designed the website thinks it's the logo.


I can write "logo" on a wheel of cheese, but it doesn't make it one.


I know the point was just that the people that made the website thought they were using the image as part of the logo, they intended it to be a logo.  Whether or not they accomplished it...

Microbius

« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 10:40 »
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I'm never all that perturbed by people using my work in "logo like" ways as long as they have correctly licensed the work otherwise and of course provided that they haven't misrepresented their rights to it by trying to trademark or copyright it.
If they don't mind that the fishing store next door can also use the same image in the same way that's their problem.

« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 11:51 »
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What's the definition of "logo"?

An image that happens to be placed next to the company's name? If so. this IS a logo.

If not then I don't know what qualifies as a logo?

Microbius

« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 07:28 »
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What's the definition of "logo"?

An image that happens to be placed next to the company's name? If so. this IS a logo.

If not then I don't know what qualifies as a logo?
Something that someone has copyright for and tries to trademark (?)

« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 10:34 »
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I'm never all that perturbed by people using my work in "logo like" ways as long as they have correctly licensed the work otherwise and of course provided that they haven't misrepresented their rights to it by trying to trademark or copyright it.
If they don't mind that the fishing store next door can also use the same image in the same way that's their problem.

I agree to this. Some small local company will want to have a stock image and use it to represent their company as it is way cheaper than having to develop their own personnalized logo. The down point for them is that they cannot protect or copyright their new found ''logo'', so like you mention, anyone in the same busing could use the same image to represent their products and they wouldn't have any other choice than to accept it too.

Not quite sure where the line is, but a company can call an image their logo, but if don't have any rights and copyrights to it, then it's just a stock image, and I wouldn't qualify it of a Logo.


 

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