[Clipart] [Open Clip Art Library] clker.com - part 3
wormsxulla at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 6 00:41:52 PST 2008
Oh, right. So that makes ONE mention - not viewable
from the main site and hidden in a blog article.
Still... it doesn't make any of the work placed on the
site "attributable" - even only in spirit - to their
author. So, is OCAL FAQ wrong ? Where is the
"like-minded" spirit ?
Whereas... the other site wpclipart cited by Nicu has
a clear (and accessible from the main page) "Legal"
page, it also cites openclipart several times, and
you'll note it clearly says: "My website is mine. I do
not expect anyone to copy my site or the image
collection (in large part) to host online or sell. "
Please understand... I'm not asking for any legal
action or anything. I contributed freely to OCAL,
aware of the advantages or drawbacks.
But as a small member of a sharing community, I'm not
happy with the way clker.com abuses OCAL in general,
and I think it's perfectly fair to call it a leecher
(or pirate). Leechers exist. I don't like them ;-)
That was my opinion. Anyone is entitled to have their
own, even if it's "not nice". I'm glad I expressed it
--- Francis Bond <fcbond at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Obviously, clker fails on all of the above -
> > the author name in the SVG source is not enough.
> > example, I stripped out from the document
> > the standard Inkscape mentions, but my work can be
> > found (and is displayed) under my username on
> > OCAL is not even mentioned or linked to on clker,
> > said earlier.
> Acutally, the first first blog entry says:
> "The first release of clker.com website includes
> most of
> openclipart.org wonderful collection exported to
> openoffice ODG
> Looking through the blog, they seem to have their
> heart in the right
> place, and they definitely have a better interface
> than OCAL. I would
> expect that if someone actually emailed them then
> they would be happy
> to link to OCAL.
> Francis Bond
> NICT Computational Linguistics Group
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