[Clipart] incoming logos
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
uraeus at linuxrising.org
Thu Feb 17 09:54:04 PST 2005
There is something called fair use of trademarks, you don't need
permission in a lot of cases to use someones trademark. See that link in
my previous mail on the topic. Question is of course if offering the
trademarks on OCAL is considered 'fair use'. The lawyer I mailed replied
and didn't want to have an opinion. So personally I guess I would vote
against trademarked logos, except maybe for free software projects who
have a clear usage policy.
On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 11:32 +1000, Andy Fitzsimon wrote:
> Just remember guys, with trademarked logos ( even ones that resemble
> them ) we are practically publishing peoples signatures for
> unauthorised use. I've been guilty of recreating some trademarks and
> if any are still in OCAL I suggest they be removed..
> That said publisahing a trademark's artwork is fine if you have
> permission from the owner and publish acceptable use guidelines. if
> the user knows that they can only use the logo after the owner has
> been contacted and been witness to its use, we are simply allowing
> people to get to these trademarks easier, in the one place.
> I didn't think OCAL would go down the path of logos etc , but if we
> do I'd suggest making sure people downloading trademarked works know
> there is an acceptable use policy and a contact method in which they
> can seek permission to use it.
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