A few people on UKS have been mentioning wanting to bring their Facebook wall, their Tweets, their YouTube videos and their Pinterest interest to their PL books. It got me thinking of printables for that. I scoured the sites in question looking for acceptable use of their logos. Most of it seems geared towards online use (ie how to present the Facebook logo on your blog and what is and is not OK for that) or for using the logos in conjunction with some sort of print media, like a book or article. There are a few things they all make crystal clear. You cannot:
- alter the logo or make something that mimics it
- claim an affiliation with the site by how you use the logo, like integrate the logo into your blog header for example
- portray the site in a negative way (and from what my image searching showed they have a full-time job cracking down on THAT!)
- sell anything with the logo on it – tee shirts, mouse pads, etc.
I’ve been as careful as I can be to adhere to those rules – I take copyright very seriously, but have only a layman’s knowledge of the intricacies of it all. If I’m wrong I’m sure someone will let me know.
Here are two of the three sheets in the PDF. The lines are BIGGER that 4 x 6 and 3 x 4 so you can cut to size, inside the lines and then round the corners – or leave them squared off. The line of text is the site that offers a Twitter bird as a png, free to use.
And Happy Valentines day! I have a card on my desk but it’s just not working out like I want it to – which doesn’t matter much as I have three or four that I’ve made already tochoose from to give out tomorrow.