Author Topic: Using SMF in videos  (Read 2296 times)

Offline Jack_40k

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Using SMF in videos
« on: January 28, 2013, 06:56:23 PM »
Hey guys,

I have made a short video to promote my website located here:

In the video, I pan over the Simple Portal home page of my forum, as well as the forum page.

In monetising my video (I have the rights for all other audio and visual elements) Youtube has asked for permission to use all visual elements.

Do I have the right to show these elements in a commercial video? And if so is there a link to something I can show Youtube?

Offline Arantor

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Re: Using SMF in videos
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 07:00:59 PM »
I think you'd need to ask the theme author most of all.

As far as SMF is concerned, its licence has this to say.

  3. Neither the names of Simple Machines Forum, Simple Machines, nor
     the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote
     products derived from this Software without specific prior written

You're not using the SMF product name, nor the company name, nor the contributors to promote anything, so you're probably OK with that as-is.

But I'll let the marketing team have the say on it (since they're the ones with the power to make that call)
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Offline Jack_40k

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Re: Using SMF in videos
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 07:04:36 PM »
Cheers Arantor - appreciate it.

I am happy to give credit to SMF in the description etc. so please have the marketing team let me know!

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Re: Using SMF in videos
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 07:17:23 PM »
Hi Jack,

From what I see none of our trademarks are in violation so you get ok from Marketing standpoint.  If you want to promote us in your description we have no issue with that :D