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OT: the Compact Disk logo


TaurusT

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Can you put the Compact Disk Digital Audio logo on a commercial disk?

 

So far I found a few sites that speak contrary. I would like some valid answer on this.

 

Check www.cdman.com/graphics/disc_designing/logos.html

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Book_(audio_CD_standard)

 

I'm fabricating the CD myself through a company that's specialized in it.

 

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Originally posted by TaurusT:

I would like some valid answer on this.

The only guaranteed valid answer you're going to get is from the legal department of the holder of the trademark, and that is Philips and Sony.

 

That being said, though, if your disc (note spelling) conforms to the Red Book standard, and you're not a major label, I wouldn't worry about it and would use the label.

 

If you're including any multimedia software, or any copy protection, then it isn't legally defined as an audio CD, so you would be incorrect in applying the label.

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Originally posted by cnegrad:

What's the purpose of using the logo?

So that you won't try to play the CD in a cassette deck? :rolleyes:

 

Ummmmmmm, I apologize for that. ;)

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Originally posted by cnegrad:

What's the purpose of using the logo; to differentiate it from a DVD?

To show compatibility with the Red Book standard, so consumers know that it'll play in their CD player in their car, their home, their computer, etc...
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Originally posted by Is There Gas in the Car?:

Originally posted by cnegrad:

What's the purpose of using the logo?

So that you won't try to play the CD in a cassette deck? :rolleyes:

 

Ummmmmmm, I apologize for that. ;)

Don't you really mean ummmmm Lord I apologize for that? :rolleyes::D

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Originally posted by Sven Golly:

Originally posted by TaurusT:

I would like some valid answer on this.

The only guaranteed valid answer you're going to get is from the legal department of the holder of the trademark, and that is Philips and Sony.

 

That being said, though, if your disc (note spelling) conforms to the Red Book standard, and you're not a major label, I wouldn't worry about it and would use the label.

 

If you're including any multimedia software, or any copy protection, then it isn't legally defined as an audio CD, so you would be incorrect in applying the label.

To be honest I think Sven's suggestion to contact Sony Phillips is the safetest way to ensure you have your bases covered.

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Originally posted by cnegrad:

I'm not aware that anyone besides MI professionals and audiophiles knows that that's what that logo signifies.

Absolutely true... but the original poster's concern is with the legality of it, and whether he might get sued (at least that was my impression). :cool:
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