Dear MSO users and related staffers...

Recently I have taken to drink to cope with wading through boring SO questions to find some juicy nuggets. Unfortunately, this mix of heavy drinking and SO has resulted in a small Stackoverflow logo following me around:

alt text

Would redistributing such images of myself be deemed copyright/trademark naughty in the official SOTeam™ Opinion?

( Really, I produce images like this in MSO chat to annotate the mood. Just wondering where the line is).

  • 24
    Personally, I'd be more worried about the effect your alcohol consumption is having on the shape of your head.
    – Benjol
    Commented Nov 13, 2010 at 0:54
  • 1
    Plus, you seem to be drinking so much that you're seeing ghosts! (Left hand corner)
    – Pekka
    Commented Nov 13, 2010 at 8:46
  • 4
    That's a trademark infringement, not copyright infringement.
    – kennytm
    Commented Nov 13, 2010 at 9:06
  • 1
    "closed as pointless" because he removed the dots of his picture.
    – cregox
    Commented Mar 3, 2011 at 19:01

1 Answer 1


While we're on the topic of Trademark infringement, I'm pretty sure the one I made here is technically illegal going by Stack Overflow branding guidelines:

alt text

Erm... right?

  • 2
    +1, at least someone realized an actual question was being asked :P
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Nov 14, 2010 at 16:56

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .