Re: Wait, what?
It's a very fair comment
After I had created a health and safety intranet for a company I worked for I had a very awkward conversation. It went something like this.
Them - Hello Federal department for whateversuch nonsense
Me - I have just created an intranet and would like to use your official seal so our stateside office knows this points to legislation in the USA
Them - you need to apply to use our copyright
Me -then can I apply
Them - No, if you are using the seal please remove it.
Me - erm OK
Next call to me.
Me - Hello "insert company name here"
Them - Sir, I am the Man, and I will start legal proceeding against you if you infringe our copyright.
Me - erm OK i am not going to use your seal.
Them - using our seal is a federal crime and you will be charged as such. this may include extradition to the USA and tried under federal law, this does carry a maximum.....
Me - erm, I was going to use your seal, but rest assured I have removed this from the company intranet site. Am I OK setting up a hyperlink to your site from our intranet?
Them - and operative will be in touch.
next call to me
Them - hello, am I speaking to Mr ?
Me - yes
Them - this is agent scary from the FBI, I have been asked to investigate a federal offence
Me - shiiiitttttt!!!!! I think this has gotten out of hand