Re: BSA Insignia ("Taking back ranks")
Marie E. Lackore (mlackore@ATHENET.NET)
Mon, 12 Aug 1996 10:12:37 +0000
> Actually, there are plenty of precedents for this. When you buy
> software, you are really buying a license to use the program. There are
> many restrictions on what you can do with it. Similarly with videotapes,
> music recordings, etc. I think BSA is on pretty firm legal ground here.
Sounds logical to me. However, there is a big difference between
buying software and buying insignia. Every time you buy the
softwear, you get the license agreement also. If you read it, you
are very well aware that you don't actually own the software. The
license agreement is very readily accessible to you.
On the other hand, the BSA doesn't include such information with each
piece of insignia that they sell (nor am I saying they should). The
point is that I would imaging that 99% of the people who purchase
Scout insignia have no idea!
Marie E. Lackore
Family Camping among other things
I used to be a BEAR, a good old BEAR too...
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