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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #1
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Question about DVD logo.

Hi, I will be putting my film on DVD soon and giving copies away for free. I do not intend on selling or making any profit from these DVDs, so can I use the DVD logo on my discs and inserts without breaking any rules (obviously I can't afford their 25K registration)? I checked their website and didn't see any information regarding this.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:58 PM   #2
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No. According to what I have read and heard you can not use the DVD logo at all unless you pay.

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Old November 7th, 2006, 09:02 PM   #3
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Check this out

http://www.dvdfllc.co.jp/logo/lg_who.html

Check out part 2.2 the only way you can legally have the DVD Logo on your discs are if you have your discs produced/duplicated by a licensee. I wish we could, but I have no idea what reprecussions they would do if a non-profit organization or very small (under $1million revenue) used it on their discs. So don't use it! If a company like Xerox or Dell used it without a license...I can imagine it would be a HUGE issue and would definately generate some lawsuits/legal action.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 09:02 PM   #4
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Check this out

http://www.dvdfllc.co.jp/logo/lg_who.html

Check out part 2.2 the only way you can legally have the DVD Logo on your discs are if you have your discs produced/duplicated by a licensee. I wish we could, but I have no idea what reprecussions they would do if a non-profit organization or very small (under $1million revenue) used it on their discs. So don't use it! If a company like Xerox or Dell used it without a license...I can imagine it would be a HUGE issue and would definately generate some lawsuits/legal action.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 03:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice, I'll just use my own logo then.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 06:42 AM   #6
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An alternative to the official DVD logo.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...ative+dvd+logo

Hope it helps.

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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:05 AM   #7
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All the different types of media have their own logo too. So a big reason you can't use the DVD-Video logo on DVD-R, DVD+R & DL blank media is because they are not DVD-Video! You have to go to replication for the disc to be DVD-Video not just burn a disc with a VIDEO_TS directory at the root,

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