Re: [SCA Newcomers] Surname research and other notes.
- On Saturday 10 February 2007 23:45, Olde Scouter wrote:
> Newcomer :"Olde Scouter".If you've had trouble getting a response on this, it's probably because
> I am attempting to contact some SCA personnel a third time, to
> ask some questions. No, I have not the gift of sending notes in
> the 'gentle' language. I am still in the BSA Scouting movement, and
> have two yahoo group websites related to Metalworking, blacksmithing
> and camping. Both have "Green Dragon" in their titles [see below];
> and the Cave site has a collection of data of "All things Dragon".
> I wish to pursue in posting the Midrealm's crest in this data,
> and so figured I needed to contact a person of status, who could
> either grant the permission of such an endeavor, or let me know why
this is an area of [ahem...] evolving policy within the SCA itself. In
other words, there isn't really a clear chain of command yet because use
of web images wasn't an issue until recently. This particular issue can
fall within the offices of Chronicler, Webmaster, Seneschal, or Exchequer,
depending on how you look at it, and the SCA as a whole is still working
out exactly how to put this into policy. "Any sufficiently advanced
bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses." :-)
You probably emailed webmaster (at) midrealm (dot) org, but that person
most likely couldn't help you because their job is maintaining the web
site rather than managing copyright.
I can't give you a definite answer myself, other than to note that the
kingdom arms *are* considered a trademark and are copyrighted by the SCA
Inc. But that doesn't mean you can't obtain permission to use them...it
just means we need to find you the right person to ask. I believe the
particular case of the Midrealm has art work donated by a member of the
populace, so it may just be a matter of asking her permission directly.
But...I can't speak to that issue officially.
I would suggest contacting the Middle Kingdom Chronicler, Mistress
Heirusalem Crystoma. You can reach her at chronicler (at) midrealm
(dot) org, and it is her office that is primarily responsible for copyright
issues. If you actually need to reach someone else, Heirusalem can
most likely direct you to the right person.
I hope this helps.
Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
Gules, on a bezant a fleam sable and on a chief dovetailed Or two
keys fesswise reversed sable.
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio) http://4th.com/sca/justin/
justin@... PGP Public Key at http://4th.com/keys/justin.pubkey