[Clipart] clipart Digest, Vol 64, Issue 12

John Olsen johnny_automatic at mac.com
Wed Jul 22 06:49:07 PDT 2009

On Jul 21, 2009, at 11:31 PM, clipart-request at lists.freedesktop.org  

So much noise over this subject.  I agree with Francis.  This is not  
an issue for the end user, except for ones we have put warnings on  
like PD Issue.  If someone doesn't understand the license when they  
upload, it is THEIR problem and they just put something into the  
Public Domain.  If they upload an image that they don't have the right  
to place into the Public Domain that also is their problem.  The  
submitter is committing the copyright violation.  As librarians we try  
to keep the site clean of these and police things, but we can't know  
everything.  Ultimately we and our users should be protected by our  
licensing and our stated requirements for submissions,

John Olsen

> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 08:16:14 +0200
> From: Francis Bond <bond at ieee.org>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] Licence
> To: Jarod Russel <JarodR at gmx.de>
> Cc: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
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> G'day,
>> Jan you do missunderstand. This is not a problem of the website.  
>> The website
>> is a public platform. It's not like just 2 or 3 people upload  
>> cliparts at
>> OCAL. Everyone can do it. The person who uploads the images has to  
>> agree
>> that all cliparts uploaded are dedicated to the public domain and  
>> therefore
>> they are. But that is still no guarantee! Mistakes can happen all  
>> the time.
>> The responsability to make sure the images you want to use are  
>> really in the
>> public domain is up to you and not to OCAL.
> I disagree.   Once someone has loaded something to OCAL then the end
> user should be able to assume in good faith that they are public
> domain.  If the uploader didn't really understand the license then
> that is their problem.
> -- 
> Francis Bond <http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/fcbond/>
> Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
> Nanyang Technological University

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