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Soccer News of Monday, 16 June 2008

Source: GNA

LOC cautions against usage of tourney pictures

Accra, June 16, GNA- The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the just ended African Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 has cautioned that it is still forbidden to use photographs of the tournament and related events for commercial purposes.

A statement from the secretariat copied to the GNA Sports said even though the tourney may have officially come to an end, the images, pictorials and all other symbols of the tourney belong to the LOC and it was illegal for any individual or organization to commercialize them without its permission."

The LOC said it was regrettable that despite the earlier education on the prohibition placed on copyright infringement as far as the organization of the biennial event was concerned, some individuals and companies have put on sale images of the tourney without authorization. The statement said such acts contravened the rights of those who duly obtained the right for the usage of the pictures. It further warned individuals and companies to refrain from the acts or face the 'music'.