Bug 6866 - Clipart Issue: Remove copyrighted image from OCAL
Clipart Issue: Remove copyrighted image from OCAL
Product: openclipart.org
Classification: Unclassified
Component: clipart
All other
: high normal
Assigned To: default user for a product
: licence
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Reported: 2006-05-09 13:32 UTC by Matthew Gates
Modified: 2007-02-06 18:19 UTC (History)
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Description Matthew Gates 2006-05-09 13:32:00 UTC
Through an honest mistake, a copyrighted design has gotten into the library.  
Please can we remove Ampelfrau ASAP?  
It is in the following categories:  
Thanks, Matthew
Comment 1 Nicu Buculei 2006-05-09 16:11:26 UTC
According to the German Wikipedia (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelfrau) this
is a traffic sign introduced by a city administration (note: i read it using an
automatic translation service). I am shocked by the idea such signs are
copyrighted, it was paid with public money for public use.
Comment 2 Matthew Gates 2006-05-09 16:39:42 UTC
Nontheless, if it's copyrighted, we can't include it. 
The copyright holder send me a kind email and seems very reasonable.  He says 
he'd consider allowing free use with attribution.  I told him that since OCAL 
is public domain we can't ensure attribution will follow the image, and as such 
it should be removed. 
It is my understanding that we don't yet have a section for works under other 
licenses such as the creative commons attribution licences (although I think it 
has been discussed on the mailing list before?).  If we had such a section it 
might be possible to introduce the clipart there, although we should consult 
the original author first (Hans-Juergen Ellenberger, Germany 
Comment 3 Patricia FIDI 2006-07-11 15:19:44 UTC
I think this clipart can't be in a public domain license because everybody may
copy/past in a document but a mayor can't use it for traffic sign in his town
too without buying to the german city or the author of this signs...
This clipart should be in a non commercial license...
I agree this clipart have to be removed from OCAL.
Comment 4 Carsten Schmitz 2006-07-11 15:32:42 UTC
Yes.. this has to be removed asap. It is an international trademarked design.
Comment 5 Jon Phillips 2007-02-05 21:39:01 UTC
I deleted these previously. Thanks for notifying us...