[Clipart] symbols banned in cerain countries

Joanna Pszenicyn papapishu at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 12:17:07 PDT 2009

> Hi,
> besides, what do you think of cliparts being banned in some countries?
Guidelines: "As a corollary, the Library will not reject images that are
legal in most countries just because they are illegal in a minority of
countries. "

> Reason is ?86 StGB (http://bundesrecht.juris.de/stgb/__86.html)
> My (unauthorized, unofficial, unprecise and inaccurate) translation:
> People who distribute or manufacture, possess, import or export or make
> available to the public via the means of electronic storage ... any
> means of propaganda or a party, government or institution or entity in
> favour of the continuation of former national socialist organisations...
> will be fined or arrested up to three years... if it is not for purely
> artistic, scientific, educational, historic or similar purposes.
> We may say that it's for "artistic" and/or "educational" purposes ;)
Seriously, I think that international law doesn't work that way: German law
refers to German, not (?) to anyone in the world (??). BTW, our servers
stand in US, right?

In similar way, we're not going to delete all cliparts in categories
"people" and "animals", just because depicting living creatures may be
illegal in some fundamentalist Muslim countries.

With all respect,
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