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Hi,

I am new to this website and am trying to figure out how to contact a contributor to ask for their permission to use a vector graphic they designed and contributed (http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/logo/grateful-dead). I am looking to make a flag for a vacation cabin and found this image which is perfect to incorporate into my flag design. According to the copyright details

" Before you use or reproduce this artwork in any manner, you agree to obtain the express permission of the copyright and/or trademark holder."

SO... I am trying to figure out how to contact the contributor and also trying to get some clarification if the designer and contributor is the copyright holder. There doesn't appear to be ANY way to me to contact this person. In an attempt to try to get some answers I marked the logo as obsolete so maybe some will get in touch with me. Sorry if this wasn't the correct thing to do but I've tried contacting the website with no response.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Morgan

unterm rad's picture
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The uploader is almost certainly not the copyright holder. Look up the "Grateful Dead Productions" website and search their site for legal/management contact information and ask them about it. If this is for personal use and non-commercial, they might grant permission. Or they may point you to officially licensed merchandise that suits you. There might be a Grateful Dead flag out there already that you can buy, legally.

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Hi Morgan,

I agree with unterm rad ...permission needs to come from the trademark or copyright owner directly. And, if you need legal advice about it, you should probably contact an attorney .... many companies will STRONGLY defend their copyrights and trademarks, so it's always better to be safe than sorry!
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