[Clipart] [Open Clip Art Library] license problem

Nicu Buculei nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro
Wed Jan 14 06:09:27 PST 2009

noreply at openclipart.org wrote:
> Hello,
> today I had a look through several images and designers at openclipart.org. I followed a link in one of the designers profile to his website. The terms of use there said his images are for non-commercial use only. 
> If I understand the Public Domain Dedication at creativecomments.org right, this stands in conflict to the Public Domain License. 
> Per mail I asked the user about his images at openclipart.org. I quote from his answer: "all my images on openclipart.org are ONLY FOR NON-COMMERCIAL use."

Your understanding is correct, those images are in violation with our 
website license and should be removed from our website.

> Can he release images in the public domain and still say it is for non-commercial use only? I thought if he release an image to the public domain he don't has that right anymore and I can use it for any purpuse what includes commercial use. 

It looks like didn't understand the terms while uploading. Please point 
who is this author and which are his images so we can take action.

> An information on this would be deeply appreciated. 

PS: I would not want to go the hard way and say that since he agreed to 
the Public Domain dedication by checking the box when uploading then the 
files *are* Public Domain, I think we should respect his wish.

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