[Clipart] Copyright lawyer
chovynz at gmail.com
Wed May 19 17:12:15 PDT 2010
Falls into the grey areas. Under EU popeye is now public domain. In the US,
popey is still trademarked until 2024. Does this mean that we should remove
popeye from OCAL since OCAL is in and under US law?
That pocket lawyer would be able to answer this question better than I.
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 12:08 PM, chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not worried about OCAL getting sued, im more : "need input". Instead of
> having arguments on here about what is what and where by people who have or
> havent made a complete or partial study of copyright, we could have our own
> "pocket lawyers" that we could turn to when disagreements are present, or
> when knowledge is not enough. (e.g. The current debian logo thread.)
> This person or group of people could be the ones to follow up, find out,
> research what the legal standing is of various reported cliparts are, if it
> falls into those grey areas. I don't really want to be doing this as a
> I think having a group of people/lawyers who have made copyright their
> study area a necessity, and something that would be beneficial to OCAL at
> large. I'm not a lawyer, and don't want to be. Is there someone else? <grin>
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org> wrote:
>> I wouldn't worry too much...I'm more worried about us keeping the high
>> quality clipart up!
>> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 4:48 PM, chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I think you really need to find someone who we can ask specifically about
>>> copyright law. There are many grey and or shady areas that we layman and
>>> designers don't know about. I tend to err on the side of caution when it
>>> comes to removing clipart or infringing clipart from the site.
>>> Perhaps a team of copyright lawyers in different countries would be a
>>> good thing to have up OCAL's sleeve.
>>> One at least in the US because OCAL is based in the US, and is a
>>> registered US website.
>> Jon Phillips
>> http://rejon.status.net + skype: kidproto
>> +1.415.830.3884 (sf/global)
>> +86.134.3957.2035 (china)
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