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World Cup Logo?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by JamesU2005, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. JamesU2005

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    Does anyone know the Copyright restrictions on the World Cup Logo?

    I need to add something on a website advertising the showing of the games at a local clubhouse.

    Anyone got an ideas?
     
  2. Al Vallario

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    The logo is copyrighted, but surely using it in the way you would like to constitutes fair use? FIFA (Who own the copyright) have this to say on their website:

    I'd say you're fine. As long as you don't start selling unofficial merchandise with the branding I doubt you'll arouse any suspicion. There must be millions of websites out there at the moment using the logo :)
     
  3. JamesU2005

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    Well I think we need a lawyer to understand that paragraph from Fifa.

    I'm sure you’re right, I can't see them being against promoting people watching the World Cup!
     
  4. iCraig

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    Depends on how the logo is used. If it's modified or stuck on a negative article about the World Cup, you can run into problems.

    But if it's a positive aspect like you say, I very much doubt you'll have any issues. Perhaps put a small line of text somewhere crediting FIFA?
     
  5. ballistic

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    use it if you think there's no problem, FIFA will email you in no time to tell you to stop using it if they think you are ******* on their parade.