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NBA draft logo

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Writer33, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    Sorry if this has already been addressed. The NBA draft logo has a line "presented by Sprite." How are you folks handling it? My inclination is to crop the line out. Sprite may be paying the NBA a lot, but they're not paying my paper anything.
  2. txscoop

    txscoop Member

    good point.. I'd crop it out. But I don't make those calls.
  3. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Treat it the way you treat a NASCAR Race. The Pepsi Podunk 500 or the Podunk 500? Same thing, no?
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    I cut it out in Freehand.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Ungroup it in Freehand.

    Select. Delete. Select. Delete.

    Goodbye advertiser who isn't paying my paper one cent.

    I would do that with NASCAR races if they called it "The Firecracker 400 Presented by Pepsi."

    But since it's called "Pepsi 400" . . . there's not much you can do.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    sprite did not make into my rag.
  7. Widow

    Widow New Member

    Just a question, but does anyone see a problem with manipulating copyrighted logos and then publishing them? Of course they aren't paying your paper anything; they aren't sponsoring your paper. They are sponsoring the draft, and if the logo includes that, are you really at liberty to start editing it to your liking? If you have a serious problem with it, why not scrap the logo all together? Just wondering.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If Sprite sued my paper, there wouldn't be a judge or jury in the world who would find for the plaintiff.
  9. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Playing devil's advocate, though, would you photoshop out Sprite logos that show up in photos you take? Would you photoshop out the company Coca-Cola from a giant glove in the outfield of a baseball stadium?
  10. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    In all honesty, I do think it's a really slippery slope to be altering images like this.
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    you have to be kidding me.
  12. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    To an extent, yes. I'm trying to spark a discussion on the topic of altering images.

    So would you photoshop out Sprite logos that show up in photos your paper takes?
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