No no, it's okay Turbo, you said far more than you needed too. In fact, it was pretty clear I think from the opening post what the reasons are. My "is this really what I think it means" was perhaps more to express a bit of disbelief, hoping that it was anything but the obvious...
In fact, this may be a bit off topic, and I apologize if it is, but I have seen far too aggressive behavior on Youtube for instance, of complete amateur filmed stuff by visitors of actual GP races being taken down by FOM because they infringed on rights. From what I followed, videos such as these were removed initially until at some point FOM either deemed it acceptable or Youtube/Google had enough of it and deemed that privately filmed stuff from on-track does not infringe on any copyrights.
Even if FOM are entirely within their right to do so (legally), I'm baffled by this approach given you, and thousands of other people who use their free time to promote the sport in one way or another, or attend races, film and share their experiences are in fact SELLING F1 and helping making it a more popular sport. By going against these things, you are on the best path of breaking it and that is what I can only express my disbelief over.
And what, in the end over a logo that was in its own right it's very own symbol and nothing like the 'official one'?
For example; I'm fairly certain that any car maker, like BMW has their logos protected too - but I don't see them going around contacting the thousands if not millions of communities that use that logo in some way because they have built a community for that brand.
I'm really sorry for dragging this into a discussion that obviously shouldn't be one, much less in this topic. Feel free to delete it, take it to PM or move it completely into another topic. I'm just expressing my frustration off what I presume is an even bigger one for you guys.