Bugzilla – Bug 6866
Clipart Issue: Remove copyrighted image from OCAL
Last modified: 2007-02-06 18:19:46 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:
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.
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
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.
Yes.. this has to be removed asap. It is an international trademarked design.
I deleted these previously. Thanks for notifying us...