[Clipart] Artists Signing Clipart
Gerald.Ganson at rdc.ab.ca
Wed Nov 29 15:49:09 PST 2006
I've done it in a few I uploaded.
These were drawn by a naturist who published them to PD so that school
kids could access the drawings.
I included the artists initial and year from his originals just to keep
the fact that he drew them as obvious as I felt best.
for an example see....
Yes the initials could be removed, and I have given credit in the
I did it on this one too for fun using "OCAL"
I think I'd seen it on a drill once. I figured since it was vectors any
user could easily remove it, but now that I think about it, a typical
clip art user may not have ability to edit, only place in a document.
I'm kind of leaning against a hard and fast rule on this issue, but
agree that included signatures could get out of hand.
Possibly best to encourage folks not to for the general usefulness of
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[mailto:clipart-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Jon Phillips
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 9:59 AM
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Subject: Re: [Clipart] Artists Signing Clipart
On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 09:44 +1000, ryan wrote:
> Do we have a stance on an artist signing/ putting a visible label on
> the bottom of their clipart. I don't have a huge issue with it, except
> for it detracts from the usability of the clipart a lot, if someone
> has to remove an annoying message like that before putting it into a
> Any thoughts?
> And here is an example that triggered this email :)
Yeah, i think we should advise against this so that people aren't
compelled to make a "remix" ;) without that person's name...better to
allow our system identify an author.
However, this should be a social policy IMO rather than bannable or
grounds for deletion. What do you all think?
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