[Clipart] clipart Digest, Vol 73, Issue 29
johnny_automatic at mac.com
Tue Apr 13 09:13:01 PDT 2010
On Apr 13, 2010, at 8:29 AM, clipart-request at lists.freedesktop.org wrote:
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> Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 08:29:14 -0700
> From: Greg Bulmash <oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] Can some one answer these queries please?
> To: Gerald Ganson <Gerald.Ganson at rdc.ab.ca>
> Cc: clipart <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
> <g2tdbc6f7271004130829g52853d1bp9bf16700f44f41f0 at mail.gmail.com>
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> If true, I wonder if ArtFavor is deliberately trying to poison the
> collection or if ArtFavor is just clueless.
Well this gets into the whole sticky situation of trusting our community of volunteers. The main concern would be what liability is OCAL under? Did we do what was necessary to not be the violator here? Is the onus on ArtFavor? In my neck of the woods ignorance of the law is no excuse. So if they are under copyright then it seems that ArtFavor is the violator here unless he can point to a place where he got them and it was stated to be in the PD. If ArtFavor says they are PD and some else says they are copyright, shouldn't we have some specific examples of violations and proof of copyright? Is it the copyright holder's job to defend his copyright? If it is Corel, would we need a cease and desist from them? Obviously we can't keep stuff under copyright on here. I also wonder if Corel's copyright claim is for the collection, not the art itself. This is the fine line that Dover books always claimed. They had no claim to all their old PD graphics. They merely claimed copyright on the layout and collection of them in their books.
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