Since I was the one who negotiated the agreement with Ford to allow the SCCoA to use copyrighted emblems and logos allow me to make a few comments.
Personal decisions concerning what people chose to make on there own, wear on there own, sell on there own are just that...personal decisions. The sticky point becomes when people then chose to want to be affiliated with the SCCoA and continue to use Ford copyrighted emblems and logos.
The original issue that came to the fore was Alex posting a thumbnail of the proposed CT Chapter's new Logo here on the SCCoA that in our opinion did not meet the requirements we as the SCCoA are bound by. Alex can use anything he wants in any manner he wants but we as the SCCoA don't want to see it posted here on the club's site. Now as far as links to other sites????? As long as they are not claiming they are affiliated with the SCCoA we have no control over what they chose to do concerning obtaining permission to use copyrighted materials on that site.
The same concept should apply to avatars and signatures that may include copyrighted material. What you may chose to use elsewhere...have at it. But we are trying to keep them off the club's site.
Given we DO have some control over what gets posted since we CAN delete ANYTHING we chose to here, that then infers some responsibility on the club to "control" what gets posted. We are trying to respect Ford's wishes ONLY, to show a good faith attempt at following the agreement we made with them. This is NOT a personal attack on anyone.
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