[Clipart] Possibly copyrighted material
eady at galion.lib.oh.us
Thu Jun 3 10:12:45 PDT 2010
chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com> writes:
> Pacman probably isn't ok for OCAL. I've just had a quick online
> look on the copyright status, and either Taito Corp, or Namco own
> this trademarked clipart. It doesn't seem to be copyrighted
> though, persay. Could someone else confirm?
The pacman shape is too simple to be eligible for protection under
copyright law. (It's basically just a circle with a wedge removed.
Copyright requires more originality than that.)
However, it *could* be protected as a trademark, and in fact I'd be
kind of surprised if it's not.
Galion Public Library
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