Why do I continue to say “In my opinion” before or after everything I say about T-Mobile? Well, this allows me to speak my mind about T-Mobile and say whatever it is I want to say about them, without having to worry about them suing me for “Libel” or “Defamation”. I am allowed to have and express any opinion that I would like, due to a wonderful little ditty in the Declaration of Human Rights titled, Freedom of Speech.
Legal Jargin Below:
Freedom of Speech is recognized as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The ICCPR recognizes the right to freedom of speech as “the right to hold opinions without interference.
“Libel” is the one that they would try and accuse this site of. But can they? No. Because as you can see by the definition, “Libel is a false, malicious statement published in mainstream media (i.e. on the internet, in a magazine, etc.).”, and I have not said anything untrue about my relationship with T-Mobile. Libel is not an argument!
As for the use of T-Mobile logo’s and color scheme. I am in no way trying to trick anyone into thinking that this site is part of T-Mobile.com. This site does not generate money of any sort. And the logo and color scheme are used so that people better understand which company I am referring to when I say they are a bad company “in my opinion”.
As a blogger, you’ve got the right to use logos under the Fair Use Doctrine. The same protection that comes with using portions of others’ content for critique and commentary, whether it be a blurb from the Wall Street Journal or a block quote from another blog, applies equally to using corporate logos.
From Boston Tech and IP Lawyer Erik Heels, far more of an authority on fair use than I:
If you are writing and commenting about a company, product, or famous person, then it’s a no-brainer that it’s fair use to use the company’s logo, product image, or headshot in your blog post.
Look at business periodicals such as BusinessWeeek. Look at Mike Arrington’s TechCrunch. Corporate logos are regularly used when writing about a company. May be why those publications always look pretty sharp.
Legal Jargin As Stated by the Lawyer of tmobilesbad.com:
Tmobilesbad.com is in no way affiliated with T-Mobile. In fact it is owned by
current former customers of T-Mobile who were forced to remain disgruntled customers with poor service due to the extremely high ETF’s associated with their multi-line business plan.
Tmobilesbad.com is not responsible for the content created on this site by the users of this blog. Tmobilesbad.com encourages its users to ALWAYS tell the truth when making posts or comments but has no way to check into the validity of these statements, therefor is not responsible for whether they cross the line of Libel.
Tmobilesbad.com uses the logo and color scheme of T-Mobile’s only to accurately describe the company it is referencing in their blog. The site was not created to resemble or look like T-Mobile’s website in anyway. It is also not used to generate funds, so it can in no way be considered a site that is attempting to steal sales from T-Mobile.
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