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CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-22-2002 21:53 Edit Quote

Here is the deal and I would like to know how you think I should handle this.

I made a logo for a gaming web site. They used the logo but they took out part of it. That kind of pissed me off. Then I just saw on a graphics page where the guy was wanting people to make him a logo for his Cafe Press stuff using my logo.

I am going to contact him and see what is up but I just wanted to hear what you all thought.

I mean, I made the logo that he cropped and put on his site. Then he used my full logo for his Cafe Press stuff and now he wants people to make another logo using my stuff. Does anyone else see anything wrong with that or is it just me?

Thanks!

Later,
C:\


~Binary is best~

docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2002 04:11 Edit Quote

Seems to me, the *rightness* or *wrongness* depends on the arrangeement you made with him.
Did money change hands ?
Was the ownership of copyright issue discussed ?
Was there a contract that declares any of the copyright issues ?

Or did he just hike your logo ?

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2002 13:32 Edit Quote

Well it was kind of like:

Here are 6 Logos which one do you like?
I'll take this one.
OK, give me credit for it and it's free of charge.


No copyright issues were discussed. I didn't think that he would have someone use my logo for something else. I guess I might be screwed

Later,
C:\


~Binary is best~

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2002 18:01 Edit Quote

CPrompt: I suspect you might be. However, it depends on exactly what was said at the time - if you have records of your correspondance then you might be able to do get something from the verbal agreement. Do you just want more credit or a cut of the cash? If it is the former then they might be fine with that if you say that it would help you with assembling a portfolio. If it is the latter then I doubt you'll get much joy.

Just be more careful with how you pass your stuff around and who you give it to.

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Emps

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CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2002 19:36 Edit Quote

yep, live an learn. I was just wanting credit. I did speak with them about it and this is what he is doing, tell me if this ins't strange. . .


He uses my logo for the website and just cuts a part of it off. Uses my full logo for some coffee mugs and t-shirts and does something totaly different for a mousepad. !! Whatever man. I have some screen shots of the site with my logo for a portfolio. So, that's cool I guess.

Thanks for everything.

Later,
C:\


~Binary is best~

ZOX
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Southern Alabama, USA
Insane since: Sep 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2002 20:15 Edit Quote

I really don't know much about the legal stuff, but it seems to me that unless you explicitly told him otherwise, the copyright for the logo is still yours. Sure, you gave him permission to use it, if he credited you in return. That does not give him the right to modify it, and to use it for things other than you intended. I image you did not discuss what he should use the logo for, but if it was implied that it was on a web site only, it seems to me that he should not use it for anything he pleases.
You are still the owner of your logo design, or so I would think.

But as I said, I don't know much about all these crazy legal things.



CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2002 21:41 Edit Quote

Well, I really wanted him to use my full logo. But he didn't. He only used in on the Tshirts and stuff. When he put it on the site it looked like crap because it butted right up against the top of the page and he cut half of it off.

I don't think I will cause a big stink over it but it just looks like crap on the site really.

I'll show you the logo I did and then the page that he used it on.

*My logo
*gameplusuk.co.uk
anyway, I'll talk to him some more. Thanks for the advice.

Later,
C:\


~Binary is best~

Edited because I don't want him to see the referals and see me talking about him



[This message has been edited by CPrompt (edited 05-23-2002).]

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2002 22:04 Edit Quote

CPrompt: He hasn't massacred your work so I think your best move might be dropping him some advice on placing the logo further to the right as you are right that it doesn't look great in that position (the original was probably a bit too high to work as a logo in that position but would work better as a variant for T-shorts and mousemats so I can see why he has done what he did). I would also check the exact wording of what was said when you were discussing the use of the logo and see what you can find there.

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Emps

FAQs: Emperor

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2002 22:23 Edit Quote

Thanks Emps and everyone. I did resize the logo for him to fit in the space that he gave me, but whatever.

I will talk with him and see what is up. Thanks.

Later,
C:\


~Binary is best~



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