Re: Pluto is not just a silly dog!
Hendra, Gary (YA0009UH%macpo@ICARUS.SSD.LORAL.COM)
Wed, 13 Jul 1994 06:54:00 PDT
Pat Skelly wrote --
>As a SysOp, the thought of being presented with a 'cease and desist' order
>from BSA's counsel ... or a sizable bill for use and misuse of intellectual
>property ... or worse ... is not something which warms my heart.
>Has anyone seen and kept a formal pronouncement from BSA on the conditions
>for fair use and protection of all that clipart?
>Phone conversations don't count. District Executive opinions don't count.
I don't know if this was posted because you know of someone who has been
treated in this way or not. Maybe somone else on Scouts-L can give us some
better insight. All I know is what the copyright notice says, and I believe
that when I use BSA Clipart for newsletters, recruiting brochures, Pack
letterhead, etc, I am acting within the bounds of that copyright. I believe
that any use of the material within the scouting unit is legal, any use
outside the unit is not. The copyright notice says says:
All Trademarks/service marks, designs, logos, and artwork are protected by
federal trademark registration and copyright registration and are the sole
property of Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The use of these
trademarks/service marks, designs, logos, and artwork are expressly limited
to authorized BSA local council use in connection with the authorized BSA
programs. Any unauthorized or additional use of these Trademarks/service
marks, designs, logos, and artwork without the permission of BSA is expressly
The copyright notice does not say you cannot distribute the material. It
does not say you cannot put the material on a server, or send it
Any other thoughts out there?????
Pack 105, Milpitas, CA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City