[Clipart] Submission form change.
oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 21:08:20 PST 2009
If I had access to modify the form, those instructions were provided so
long ago and have been so rarely used... I was just going with my
Here's a simple way to make them read... three boxes, make them check
off each one for the submission to be accepted.
 You own the rights to this image or can prove it is already in the
 It contains no logos, images, or fonts that may be under separate
copyright or trademark protection.
 You dedicate it permanently to the public domain: <b>This means
anyone can use it anyway they like... forever</b>
If you want to go shorter, just go with the link plus:
"By submitting this work, you dedicate it permanently to the public
domain: <b>This means anyone can use it anyway they like... forever.</b>"
I know it's not necessarily as professional-sounding a wording as the
prior set, but it gets the message across in plain English with a
minimum of muss and fuss.
As my mom once said: "many a tech manual would be easier to read if they
used the word 'doohickey' once in a while."
Jon Phillips wrote:
> Greg, I think this is well. You have admin access enough to effect these
> changes, correct? The link to the guidelines is good too.
> I'm concerned though that the longer the text, the less likely someone
> is to read it. comparison to youtube and others might be in order.
> Let me know if help is needed.
> On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 08:51 -0800, Greg Bulmash wrote:
>> I say be blatant and brutal so there's no mistaking things.
>> By submitting this artwork you certify:
>> 1: That you are the sole owner of any copyrights to this work or that
>> you know with certainty this work is not copyrighted or has had its
>> copyright expire and it is without possibility of future copyright.
>> 2: That this work contains no logos, images, or fonts that may be under
>> separate copyright or trademark protection.
>> 3: That you have dedicated any and all rights you have in this work to
>> the public domain, meaning that it may be used by anyone at any time
>> without limitation, and that you may not revoke or modify this dedication.
>> Thomas Hicks wrote:
>>> I was just reading the last email about people submitting clipart that
>>> they don't want placed in the public domain, and was thinking that it
>>> may be todo with the lack of warnings on the submission form (
>>> http://openclipart.org/media/submit/clipart ).
>>> What does anyone think about changing the wording at the top of the page
>>> from: "Use this form to submit clip art."
>>> "Use this form to submit clip art that is your own work.
>>> By submitting you accept that the clipart will be placed in the Public
>>> Domain, and can be used by anyone for any reason."
>>> If people don't object, or have better wording then I will make the
>>> change in a day or two as I think it would help avoid confusion.
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