I have a question that's being debated on a forum I frequent. (Pacersdigest.com)
Hmmm.... how long before the cease and desist order?
Cease and desist what? Being fans?
The name of the Pacers as well as there color scheme and logo are part of the Pacer's trademark. You lose trademarks if you don't defend them. The cease and desist order will be a letter from a law firm asking you to stop using their trademark. Now I am not a lawyer, but I have heard of other fan websites being shut down before. I hope and pray that the Pacers wouldn't do that, but you never know. For that reason I wouldn't recommend bringing the attention of the Pacer's organization to this website.
I don't want to be a wet blanket, but this is a very cool website to get Pacer's info, speculation, and editorials, would hate to lose it. On the optimistic side, there are a lot of fan sites out there, so maybe corps are relaxing about this sort of thing.
There is a lot more twixth heaven and earth my dear Horatio........
There is a definite trend in sending out subpoenas and seeing them rejected by the courts, frivlolous actions are not looked upon kindly in this world anymore, less so where I live and do business, which is important, since I host the site, I would get the cease and desist and I would ignore it.
There is a defenite case to make for "fair use" here, so until then I am not worried, however as soon as someone on here wants money for anything, my rules and regulations change faster then light.
Until then it is a fan site, which just as a "hate" site is permitted by law under the fair use principle.
Heck I would have written Pacers.com ages ago asking to link to us had I not been so busy
After all , we do not serve a commercial purpose (IndyStar) and we are dedicated fans who could do with some insight and gossip from the well now and then.
Having said all that, I am sure that the Pacers Org is very well aware of the existence of this site, so stop worrying