[Clipart] Librarians be aware of http://www.freeclipartnow.com
chovynz at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 14:00:31 PDT 2010
On 24/06/2010 5:28 a.m., Nathan Eady wrote:
> No, no, if the original image that you're starting from is
> legitimately in the public domain, then I believe you're in
> the clear.
That's the ultimate question for OCAL. :) "Is this legititamtely in the
Something that maaaaaaay impact us in the future ; on first reading some
of the article I've read concern me:
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100621/2320049908.shtml. On a second
pass it's not a worry long term since the government would not be
concerned with private or corporate users own artwork. Then I see Hyped
up news again, and life goes on. :)
Still, this has been a good discussion. Thanks Nathan, Jarod, Greg, John
and all those who have participated. Hopefully we all learned something
or at least now we are more clear on where we stand.
To summarise :
* FreeClipartNow is another source which doesn't seem to know what
Public Domain is. We can't really trust the sources of the clipart
on that site, based on the incompatible "Fair Use" for copyrighted
and trademarked clipart that are on that site.
* There seems to be large risk associated with FCN, so any clipart
that has directly come from there would be better off removed from
the Library, so that OCAL continues to build the trust with it's
end users. That and (I personally) respect exception statements
like that, even if I strongly dislike and disagree with them.
Legally on a public domain clipart issue, I don't think there's
anything that they could do if we DID take their clipart, but it
leaves a bad taste in my mouth if I take others work, just so that
I can have more clipart.* I'd rather OCAL doesn't get a reputation
for that sort of thing.*
* OCAL is aiming to be the best clipart collection around, that
means no strings attached and minimal risk to the end user. I
think we've all agreed that we want "clean" clipart, that can be
used without risk?
* Investigate cliparts that seem to have any association with FCN
(and other blacklisted sites). Who had it first? Is there another
source? For ones that are clearly from FCN, remove them. For
clipart that is either ours first, or from somewhere else
(verifiable) and both sites have it, these can remain in the OCAL
That about sum it up?
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