[Clipart] Bis: About using your images only for intern using anddemos

Roan Horning roan at horning.us
Fri Oct 13 08:47:29 PDT 2006

Jon Phillips wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 09:26 +0300, Nicu Buculei (OCAL) wrote:
>> ryan wrote:
>>> We seem to be getting these "can I use your images for this ..." emails more
>>> and more. Do you think it would be warranted to put a eye catching Public
>>> Domain logo on the site, and a link to a brief, simple explanation of what
>>> public domain is, so people don't get confused so easily?
>> The very first text one can see on our website is:
>> "This project aims to create an archive of user contributed clip art 
>> that can be freely used.
>> All graphics submitted to the project should be placed into the Public 
>> Domain according to the statement by the Creative Commons."
>> I thinks this is good enough, we can put an icon 
>> (http://clipart.nicubunu.ro/pd.png), but anything else would be too 
>> intrusive. Putting a big "FREE!!!" text or icon would make us look like 
>> scam sites which attempt to install spyware.
>> IMO, the "problem" is we are too disruptive, people are brainwashed by 
>> the copyright cartel and just can't believe we are releasing content 
>> absolutely free, without requiring anything back, and ask for confirmation.
> Yeah, I agree...however, I think we could make a nice mockup of how we
> want our front page to look with bigger graphics explaining quickly how
> our site works and what we are about. 
> Look at the creative commons website (while the current version is not
> very good), the main components are "PUBLISH. FIND." Thus, I wonder if
> we can take a similar reductive approach to both GET. SUBMIT, or
> something like this.
> Maybe more like:
> ABOUT: (one sentence clearly about the project)
> Before, we primarily emphasized that you could submit clip art which
> is/was a novel strategy IMO. I don't want to lose the prevalence of
> allowances for submissions rather than just getting "takers" of our art.
> Do you all agree?
> Jon
Since people are looking for "licensing" and "copyright" information,
why not provide  a "Licensing and Copyright" link that points to a page
that explains that all clip art on the site is in the Public Domain,
what the Public Domain means, with a short list of what you can do with it:

* There is no licensing fee for any work on this site.
* You may use this within your personal works, free of charge, no
attribution required.
* You may use this within any professional works, free of charge,  no
attribution required.
* All clip art on the site may be repackaged, resold, reinterpreted,
free of charge,  no attribution required.


P.S.  Sorry for the double message Jon, I used the wrong email address
the first time I sent this to the list.

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