The other day, I posted a blog about a smuck that was scamming people.
I sent off a twitter message to the @KGMB Twitter account and informed them of the broadcast that they showed on the air promoting the scam.
I received a few “Tweets” back from them, which I copied and pasted into my blog. Part of that copy and paste included the KGMB Logo.
I just received the following email:
KGMB9 kindly requests that you remove our logo from your blog. While you are free to post whatever you like, we are asking that you remove our image.
CANDACE HIRLEMAN | Marketing Director | KGMB9 – Hawaii ’s Severe Weather Station
LOGO DELETED Phone: Fax: E-mail: email@example.com
So of course now I have the following question… can a news station ask me to remove the LOGO from a private blog such as mine?
Wonder if I would have got in trouble if I copied and pasted my own email message from them with the logo in it?
I sent the following email off to KGMB:
I just received this email.
I’m curious why are you asking me to remove the KGMB9 Logo?
This is my personal blog and I did not know of any laws or rules that would forbid me from using it. I’m not using your image to make money so there isn’t any copyright laws that I know of that would forbid me from using it.
Have you asked all of the other bloggers that have posted your logo in the past to also remove them?
I have no problem removing it if you can please cite a law or rule that states that I can not use it on my personal blog.
P.S. if you look around… you will find your logo on a few other blogs.
And got the following reply:
I appreciate your response. Our brand is important to us, and apparently to you, too. Thanks for considering our request.