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I was hoping that someone could answer this question for me.

I am developing a fantasy football site and I was wondering about putting other companies links on my site.

I am not planning on making any money from their links, I am just simply making links to point to these companies fantasy pages. Basically free advertising for them. Just redirecting traffic with their flashy logos.

ESPN NFL NBC CBS YAHOO and FOX.

Is this okay?..

Comments (9)

As long as you never make any money.. or place ads on the site.. you can do anything you want... as long as it's a FAN PAGE and not a MONEY MAKER!..

Comment #1

That's what I thought. I just didn't want someone getting mad and throwing TM'd emails at me. Thanks bro !!..

Comment #2

Visit each logo's site and read their linking policies. If they have none, then just ask them first.

To see an example, visit www.fanniemae.com, click the "Legal" link, and then look for the "linking agreement" link. You can also click any web page's "site map" link and then search for "linking agreement."..

Comment #3

That's not true. It's fair-use if he shows the logos in conjuction with a link to them. He isn't profiting off the logos if he has ads on his site as well as their logos. If he states they are "partners" or "affiliates" of some kind that's a problem unless he is.

However let's say he has a wordpress blog and he posts about an upcoming Coca-Cola product..he can use the coke logo as the link. An appropriate and imho legal fair-use would be telling people to get stats at ESPN and creating a button out of their logo to use as the hyperlink...

Comment #4

I am just linking their logos with their sites. Some people that come to my site might not know about the different sport channels fantasy pages and I am strictly redirecting my viewers to their pages...

Comment #5

What if you are reviewing a company and using their logo? EG: What do you like better, coke or pepsi (and logos, which could link to their sites)? And get people to vote, publishing the results and comments, OR doing your own review: "overall coke is better because it has more sugar".

Is this legal? What if both reviews were nice, and did not compare them to each other... just listed impressions about both?.

Just curious if anyone knows the legalities of this.

Platinumsilver..

Comment #6

You need to consult their invidual sites on how they want sites to link back to them and regarding their logo, as for my contrib..

Here's espn http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=256&type=story..

Comment #7

That's funny...as if their TOS is the law. It's not. If I decide to make a parody site and use a distorted logo it's legal no matter WTF they say...

Comment #8

Well look at news.google.com.

They use company logos all the time, as well as other news sites. Wether knowingly or unknowingly because it seems to be done autimatically...

Comment #9


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