[Clipart] incoming logos
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
uraeus at linuxrising.org
Wed Feb 16 02:00:42 PST 2005
Just to clarify, these logos are not copyrighted (by others) as they are
the original work of the submitters who can legally put them in the PD.
They do however depict trademarked images, which is a problem. (Which is
the same reason we said no to some early submissions of some Star Trek
flags to the flag collection).
Some logos are ok to display though, even if they are trademarked. Linus
have for instance given permission for use of the Linux trademark (don't
think tux is trademarked though). I think the same goes for the firefox
I remember some noise about this some time ago where Slashdot got some
heavy breathing from IBM over the use of the IBM logo on the Slashdot
website. It was quickly defused by IBM employed Slashdot readers making
noise about it in-house.
I read this article on use of trademarks:
And I have mailed the laywer who wrote it asking for advice, I let you
know what he replies if he replies. Of course the normal 'this reply is
not legal advice' disclaimer applies to whatever he responds.
On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 15:15 -0800, Jon Phillips wrote:
> Have you all seen the new logos beings submitted? I don't think there is
> any way we can accept trademarked and copyrighted logos into our
> repository. There are ones like playboy symbol, LINUX, etc. Also, I've
> noticed that we have some other logos in there such as the firefox one, etc.
> We can't claim these as PD, as they are others copyrighted material. Do you
> all agree? I think we need to strip them out before we get slapped with a
> Cease and Desist.
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