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    Default Logo Copyright Dispute

    I was a webmaster for a local baseball league in Texas and created a logo for the league's use. I never had them sign permission to use the logo and never waived my rights to the art. I was not even the webmaster when I created it, I became the webmaster later and designed the league's website based on the logo.

    Now, I have had a falling out with the league pres., am no longer member and I don't want them to use my logo.

    Besides, HE has modified it without my authority on several occasions.

    Any legs to stand on here or should I just let this lie?

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    Default Re: Logo Copyright, Who Owns This One

    How did it come about that you designed a logo for them?

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    Default Re: Logo Copyright, Who Owns This One

    Quote Quoting jk
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    How did it come about that you designed a logo for them?
    I did it on my own, they did not ask me to nor contract me to do it.

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    Default Re: Logo Copyright, Who Owns This One

    then I would believe you still own the art and as such can restrict the usage. The problem is (again, if I recall correctly) you will need to register your copyright to be able to ask a court to enforce it.

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    Default Re: Logo Copyright, Who Owns This One

    Prompt registration is necessary to collect statutory damages, but not to simply enforce copyright. Litigation is costly.

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    Default Re: Logo Copyright, Who Owns This One

    So I can prevent him from using it but not collect any damages. I will have to register it
    however, correct? What if he claims to be owner because they've been using it with
    implied permission, because I was webmaster, for 8 years.

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