Pedobear is 2010 Vancouver Olympic mascot?

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Post by puppygirl » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:52 pm

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Post by wingyding » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:54 pm

On one hand I want to laugh myself silly, on the other.... ><!
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Post by steyn » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:23 am

Wait, so it's okay for newspapers to take any image off of the internet and publish it?

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Post by Slarti » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:58 am

Fair use for logos for non-commercial use, however yeah... they should have checked that they were swiping a correct image...

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Post by Elwing » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:27 am

A number of newspapers have used The Onion as a news source...I'm just sayin...
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Post by Ult_Sm86 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:57 am

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Post by steyn » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:49 am

But is it non-commercial use when you have to buy the newspaper?

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Post by Starfish » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:18 pm

Well, Pedobear is surrounded by all the cute little mascots; so I guess that got that right. :toothy
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Post by Slarti » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:01 pm

Yep, because it's news reporting. Newspapers don't make their money from selling the actual newspaper, by the way, and there is a sort of a legal wall between the business end required to fund operation and the journalistic end. At least in this country, the press has a whole amendment of the constitution protecting their actions if they're reporting the news.

...all that said, most of us do ask before using some weird logo... exactly to make sure things like this don't happen.

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