Quick and Dirty Friday Discussion:
Before we go on with this discussion keep in mind that a) it’s not up to ME or ANYONE to decide if the copyright/trademark of anyone has been violated – it’s up to the owners of those marks,etc. b) I am asking a question to the community about the responsibility of event organizers – not accusing the event organizers of the event (that I am not even naming) of anything. This is an OPINION article only.
I happened to see on Plurk a vendor ad from a designer which had a pack of t-shirts with some designer logos on them.
I only really noticed the Yves Saint Laurent logo and the use of the Chanel logo. Note that I am in love with the “Feline” shirt (no surprise).
Here’s the 2 logos in case anyone is wondering what they look like.
I found this article which is a pretty good summary of logos and their place with trademark/copyright : http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2010/08/12/trademark-copyright-and-logos/
So questions I pose to the community are:
Do you think using a company logo in a Second Life t-shirt constitute as trademark/copyright violation?
Do you think that event organizers are responsible for policing/moderating items that designers offer up that may possibly violate copyright/trademarks?
Sound off in the comments.