Legal implementations of vectorizing copyrighted images (was Re: [Clipart] Can't submit clipart)

Runar Ingebrigtsen runar at
Wed Oct 6 16:49:31 PDT 2004

tor, 07.10.2004 kl. 00.48 skrev Bryce Harrington:
> On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> > PS: i don't think the large-computer.svg is OK, it may be drawn from 
> > scratch, but it imitates perfectly the original
> Do we have some guidelines regarding what is legally allowed for
> vectorizing copyrighted images?  For example, if one vectorized clipart
> from a printed book, would the book's copyright still hold?  What if you
> redrew them manually from scratch?  How different from the original
> would it need to look?

The Norwegian law says the remake have to "stand for itself" - say you
remade in vectorized format a Munch painting you wouldn't be able to
make it identical so that would be okay.

Basically, you'd have to just use your brain to find out when your
remake "stands for itself" - but that's a poor way of saying it to guide

I do think, though, that remakes that are almost identical are okay as
long as the original is not a registered trademark. I'm not sure.

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