[FFmpeg-devel] Use of FFmpeg Logo

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Feb 23 02:59:01 CET 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 12:25:52AM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:

> > Who created the logo?  Do we need to develop a set of guidelines for
> > its usage?

Iam not sure, you are our legal expert. What does the law (in general)
already allow people to do with logos?

> I did, in one of my rare artistic moments.  I'm obviously fine with it
> being used unmodified to reference FFmpeg.  I'd rather not see it
> mutilated or used for other purposes.

Iam pretty sure a caricature of it would be fair use, ive seen so many
caricatures of things and at the same time heard of no lawsuits here
that iam pretty sure you would have no success beyond filly some judges
secretaries trashcan if you tried to forbid art that mutilated the logo,
at least around here ...

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