[Clipart] clipart Digest, Vol 52, Issue 12
johnny_automatic at mac.com
Tue Jul 15 12:05:16 PDT 2008
> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 02:03:11 -0700
> From: Greg Bulmash <oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] Publish Book?
> To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd at btinternet.com>, Open Clip Art
> Library list <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
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> Dover and other publishers of clip-art books have a history of
> collecting copyright-free works and then trying to lock them up with
> copyright through sui generis and claiming that their scanning and
> clean-up of the works prior to publication constitute the creation
> of a
> new copyrightable work.
> Usually their deal is that if you use more than 10 images from one of
> their books in a project, you're violating their copyright on the
> collection (sui generis - the same way they copyright databases of
> uncopyrightable facts).
> I'd stay away from Dover. They serve a purpose and fill a need, but
> their philosophies aren't in line with the OCAL's.
> Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
And I question whether their business model works anymore in this
area. I picked up almost their whole clipart library for pennies on
the dollar as close outs.
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