Re: BSA 's copyright why do I pay so much!
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 12:45:13 -0600
The copyright ONLY applies to the logos, and USE of our uniforms, ladies and
gentlemen -- you own the uniforms, but you may NOT wear them nor use them
unless you are a registered member of BSA. However, since we are chartered
to the USA, we are required not to wear the insignia incorrectly (it is
copyrighted) and not to use the logos without written permission. The
exception is -- if you are a paid registered adult, you may copy anything
within our literature, etc. that you wish. I suggest you read the rules and
regulations. You're not getting jipped, your getting protected.
The history of the the WWII time, showed how the use of our uniforms, logos,
etc. can be abused and badly. >
> It MAYBE legal, but is it fair? More to the point does it represent
> the LAW and OATH?
You BET it's fair! It protects us and our kids from the rapant abust given
to our program, and members as seen in our historic past.
Hope this helps.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City