[Clipart] clipart Digest, Vol 74, Issue 36
johnny_automatic at mac.com
Wed May 19 19:14:56 PDT 2010
King Features owns the brand Popeye but the art is out of copyright. So my take is if you don't use the Popeye name the art is fine.
On May 19, 2010, at 6:33 PM, clipart-request at lists.freedesktop.org wrote:
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> Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 12:28:59 +1200
> From: chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] Copyright lawyer
> To: Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org>
> Cc: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
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> More info on it.
> Some say yes. Some say no to popeye being public domain. I cannot possibly
> know, but I do know that those cliparts are providing
> *potentially*copyrighted images. Do we continue to have them on the
> site (and allowing
> more people to have those cliparts under a false sense of security of OCAL
> claiming that all it's stuff is PD) or do we remove them (on the grounds
> that they *might be *copyrighted)?
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 12:12 PM, chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For instance:
>> 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.
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