[Clipart] Nazi flag
Nicu Buculei (OCAL)
nicu at apsro.com
Wed Aug 3 23:39:39 PDT 2005
Kevin Wixson wrote:
> I think OCAL policy should be guided by law. If any drawing would be
> prohibited by law, then it should not be permitted. In a generalized
> distribution, the law of all countries to which the clipart is to be
> targeted for distribution should be considered. If localized versions of
> the clipart library are possible, or could be made from an all-inclusive
> source which is then limited for a locale by filter, then just the laws
> of the target country should be considered.
This is already happening. For example Debian include a package which
remove some images, one of them being the Nazi flag. This is our policy:
let the distributors include/censor whatever they want.
> Thus, the Nazi flag would be banned, unless a localized version for
> France could be made, where distribution of any Nazi themed goods are
> prohibited. Child pornography is more tricky in that it is a
> discretionary decision about the "age" of drawn figures, but at least it
> would be safe to disallow any obvious child pornography since it is more
> or less universally prohibited.
It seems the porn topic is very hot in the last couple of weeks (see the
list archive, also for a position of the developers ) but we have yet
to receive *any* pornographic clipart (we deleted a few files because
they were not clipart, not because were pornographic)
> Moreover, the librarians could work on a system ( which I do believe is
> being considered if not already in development) where users could "vote"
> on art as offensive, recorded in the art's meta-data, and users could
> set their access to the library to a personal purity threshold to filter
> out offensive content.
I am definitely against this, because it would allow a vocal minority to
impose censorship. A few users voting are not representative for the
 mostly the relevant threads are:
Open Clip Art Library: http://www.openclipart.org
More information about the clipart