You are correct wtih most of what you have written! the copy right laws are very stringent, however a gift and no profit are where you need to be corrected. there is nothing stopping the creation and gifting of an item that falls under the copyright laws. This is considered freedom of speech. however if you charge in any way for the item then they can take all you have.
Owner: Lovewell Mountain Regalia
Not yet licensed but working on it!
Don Wilson <don-wilson@...
Actually, it is worse than that. Now items that have any part of the
BSA logo, words or word grouping protected by Copywrite, may be
purchased only only from an authorized vendor, and most councils are
establishing a policy that purchase of all items must go through the
council office. Yep, that means patches, too.
If you carry this far enough, one could not design a "T" shirt on
their personal computer that includes any of the items protected by
copywrite, and give the shirts away without incurring stiff
penalties. Remember the trouble that crafters had when they used
Mickey Mouse and Tweetie Bird on shirts?
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