[Clipart] Inclusion of copyrighted logo in your library
jose.francisco.hevia at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 08:12:14 PDT 2005
20 Sep 2005 10:39:07 -0400, Jonadab the Unsightly One <jonadab at bright.net>:
> Bryce Harrington <bryce at bryceharrington.org> writes:
> > It's been stated as a policy that only materials which can be public
> > domain will be included. Items that are trademarked or copyrighted,
> > such as logos like this one, cannot be included.
> The problem is, submitters don't always tell us the truth about that,
> and we don't always know. Perhaps the submitters don't always know,
> or they think they know and are misinformed. Anyway, we get images
> that are marked as public domain but in fact are not.
I had multiple times released logos as public domain. Reason is I
consider very useful to have a repository when I could get a vector
"tux" for giving a presentation (hey, inkscape had one in examples
directory from Sodipodi's days!!) or the blender icon for my desktop
as the blender foundation doesn't give you one.
I think this is not bad "per se", if the logo is copyrighted and
trademarked you have the right to fight abuses but there are uses in
which the use of a copyrighted logo is needed. How do you represent a
Windows or Mac partition without resembling trademarked icons?
Microsoft cant "patent" to draw four waved colored squares, or Aple
cant "patent" to draw a smile face, they are given the rights to
control what (commercial) uses these drawing are for.
My two cents... Jose Hevia
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