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User currently offlineCaptain747 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 23 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 897 times:

I'm sure some of you in the flightsim community have read the press release from flightsim.com. Well if you haven't then i will tell you that is says that Flightsim.com may not use the American Airlines logo anywhere in their website or on any plane that is on the website. Who else thinks that this is insane. I mean wouldn't it be like free avdertisement to have the AA logo on a website. Give me some feedback!

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User currently offlineCYXX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 780 times:

It has to do with legal crap. If they say they can use it then someone might do a naughty thing and AA can't do much about it because they said OK. Good old lawyers huh?

User currently offlineNscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 773 times:

Not only does this apply to using their logo, but also to photographs. Here is an excerpt from the press release: "The lawyers involved are in the process of identifying and contacting other sites so other flightsim sites that have American Airlines planes or photos online should expect to be contacted." Does this include Airliners.net? Our innocent aviation photo site?

Not looking good for us or AA.


User currently offlineDL 604 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 777 times:

I cannot belive this! What harm is there in having FS aircraft and photos of American? How could this possibly hurt the airline's image? I think having photos and aircraft available on the 'net would BOOST AA's popularity. Well, AA will regret this, BIG TIME! They will lose popularity, especially if no pictures of AA are allowed on the 'net. I took a pic of an AA MD-83 in SLC a while back and WAS going to add it to airliners, but now I guess not.  
Booooooooo! AA!
I like American, but they need new lawyers. Maybe some with brains. Maybe someone who knows the value of the AA logo on the internet. Maybe a person who is an aviation enthusiast?
Who else thinks this is the worst move AA's lawyers could make?
I do.

DL 604


User currently offlineSOCAL Approach From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 750 times:

Lawyers in this case, aren't the source of the problem. They're just doing what their superiors in marketing and finance tell them to. The latter think they can make more money by having absolute control over their logo and selling that control to an exclusive buyer.

It appears that AA -- oops, trademark infringement -- sold exclusive rights to their logo to an unnamed software company. I just wonder how much they paid since AA is going to be spending thousands of dollars every day chasing down websites and individuals providing AA aircraft for sim'ers.

"The word I'm looking for I can't say, because there are preschool toys present."
-- Woody in _Toy Story_



User currently offlineN777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 738 times:

I personally don't mind, as I don't like American Airlines, but as long as United's flying U is allowed, I am happy. United is the best & my fave.

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