Re: LEGAL ISSUES WHEN GIVING QRP TALK

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From: Mike McShan (wmcshan@REX.RE.ouhsc.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 25 1997 - 15:29:44 EDT


>
> Gang:
>
> Not strictly QRP related, sorry.
>
> I will be giving my local club a presentation on QRP
> in October.
>
> What are the legal ramifications of mentioning companies
> who offer kits, products, etc.
>
> For example, if I mention that "NorCal was cofounded by
> Doug and Jim and that they offer the 38 special kit" and
> so on, am I violating any laws, etc.
>
> If I mention that OHR and Emtech offer some single
> band rig kits, will this get me into trouble.
>
> I guess the bottom line is that the more prudent thing to
> do would be to write to get permission to mention a company
> name, or product they offer. Or, is that not necessary. The
> volume of all the clubs and companies I want to list would
> make this difficult. But I do have time on my side, if this
> is indeed necessary.
>
> Looking for opinions, especially from those who have been
> there, done that.
>
> TIA!
>
>
> 73 de Dave NR3E/5
> nr Dallas, TX
> qrp-l #25, ARRL
> WIMPS: Qs=045 30m=032 17m=08 12m=05 States=024/05/04
> DX=02/00/01

The First Amendment is still in force. I'm sure that as long as you don't
slander anyone, Norcal, Emtech, OHR, etc. will not mind a little free
advertising. Just use the standard disclaimer to protect yourself if you
feel the need ("I don't receive bags o' money from any of these folks; just
a happy consumer...").

Mike N5JKY


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