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Lavern08
08-30-2013, 12:20 AM
I'm thinking of establishing a ZAZZLE store and creating a line of sticky notepads (like Post-Its) using some original sayings.

For example:

Lavern Sez: PERVERT!

Lavern Sez: Shut-up and Sit down!

I found the "perfect" little pic in Microsoft Word's collection of clipart that I'd like to use as my icon/character.

Is it ok to use it since it's in the public domain or is it copyright protected and I need permission to use it for profit? :Shrug:

Kylabelle
08-30-2013, 12:22 AM
Don't ferget "Lavern Sez: DANG!"

:D

Lavern08
08-30-2013, 12:23 AM
Don't ferget "Lavern says: DANG!"

:D

I know, right? ;)

Kylabelle
08-30-2013, 12:24 AM
I believe the deal with clipart is it is okay to use for anything at all. At least, in pre-cyber days that was the case.

Lavern08
08-30-2013, 12:33 AM
I believe the deal with clipart is it is okay to use for anything at all. At least, in pre-cyber days that was the case.

Hmmmm,

I need to know for sure, before I start making tons o' $$$$ and the Microsoft lawyers come after me. :e2smack:

mirandashell
08-30-2013, 12:36 AM
Not to encourage lawbreaking or anything but could you not change it slightly?

robjvargas
08-30-2013, 01:09 AM
Clipart is (essentially) public domain. It's so generic or so widely used that there's no real holder of copyright to that image.

Stlight
08-30-2013, 05:48 AM
And Lavern says grits.

Lavern08
08-30-2013, 05:07 PM
I woke up in the middle of the night with seven, yes 7, new ideas for my line of sticky notes.

*Not sure where this is going, but I'm getting kinda excited about it* :e2cloud9:

mirandashell
08-30-2013, 05:07 PM
Nice one!

heyjude
09-01-2013, 03:58 AM
*Not sure where this is going, but I'm getting kinda excited about this* :e2cloud9:

I hope this is one of them. I'd buy that. :)

Lavern08
09-01-2013, 04:25 PM
I hope this is one of them. I'd buy that. :)

Actually, that statement was just me thinking out loud...

But now that you both like it, I just might use it. ;)

Ken
09-01-2013, 04:38 PM
... when it comes to copyright, take nothing for granted.
There's a MS Office FAQ somewhere regarding copyright of clipart.
Some clipart is not for commercial use, from what I recall.

This should steer you towards what is and isn't allowed:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/intellectualproperty/Permissions/default.aspx

link on the btm to clipart

G'luck !

ps What's the origin of this one > Lavern Sez: PERVERT!
Kinda curious.

Lavern08
09-01-2013, 11:40 PM
... when it comes to copyright, take nothing for granted.

Yeah, I've done some research and from what I saw re: Microsoft clipart copyright, it appears as though one cannot use the clipart on "products meant for sale, etc." :(

So it's back to the drawing board (no pun intended) in my search for a logo/icon/character to represent my product.



ps What's the origin of this one > Lavern Sez: PERVERT!
Kinda curious.

Those who know me well, know that I call just about anyone who:

A. Does not eat Grits or Attend Church on Sundays

B. Makes even the slightest sexual remark, innuendo, or reference

... a PERVERT!


(Sometimes HEATHEN and sometimes both) :tongue

KellyAssauer
09-02-2013, 12:59 AM
Yeah, I've done some research and from what I saw re: Microsoft clipart copyright, it appears as though one cannot use the clipart on "products meant for sale, etc." :(

That's too bad. One would think it would be okay to 'borrow' a few things from a company that has made all their money from 'borrowing' things from other other people. That sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

:Shrug:

Ol' Fashioned Girl
09-02-2013, 04:51 PM
.... Those who know me well, know that I call just about anyone who:

A. Does not eat Grits or Attend Church on Sundays

B. Makes even the slightest sexual remark, innuendo, or reference

... a PERVERT!


(Sometimes HEATHEN and sometimes both) :tongue

That pretty much covers every single member of the forum.