[Clipart] Copyrighted material appearing on the website.

Jarod Russel JarodR at gmx.de
Sun Mar 14 21:57:59 PDT 2010


My guess is that the design of the camera itself is copyrighted. The 
vectorized image wouldn't be free of 3rd party rights, in this case pentax.

It is the same like when you do a vector of a VW beetle for example. The 
design of the car belongs to Volkswagen. Whether the logo is placed on 
the image or not, doesn't matter. If you can recognize the design it is 
enough to get sued over. You are not even allowed to use the phrase "VW 
beetle" or in your case "pentax" in title or description or even tags. 
This would be trademark infringement. It might be different if it isn't 
for a commercial purpose, but I doubt it.

p.s. I am no copyright or trademark expert...this is just from my 

Am 15-Mar-10 11:49 AM, schrieb J. Alves:
> Hi,
> That reminds me of a question that's been nagging me: I have been,
> slowly but surely, working on an SVG depicting of an old camera of
> mine, a Pentax K1000, and the question rose to my mind whether not
> writing the brand and camera model on the drawing would be enough to
> avoid any copyright problems. I am trying to make it as photorealistic
> as I can, but not writing the identifying texts and drawings (Asahi,
> Pentax, K1000).
> What do you guys think?
> Cheers
> J
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM, chovynz<chovynz at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi all
>> http://www.openclipart.org/detail/31657
>> Bart is copyrighted.
>> Cheers
>> Chovynz
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