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Re: The Spirit of Free Software, or The Reality

On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 12:57:41AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 9:03 PM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> > You could make a screenshot from where the original icons are shown,
> > then re-encode those tiny 16x16px thingies into new *.ico files with
> > GIMP. This is sorta like taking a photograph (if in doubt, take an
> > actual photo), or a bitmap font (where neither the font nor the indi‐
> > vidual glyphs fall under copyright law), so only trademark law matters,
> > and Don already said Debian can “probably” use them to refer to the
> > sites in question.
> Debian has legal advice from SPI lawyers that screenshots are
> derivative works and thus are under the same license as the software
> they are derived from.
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2008/08/msg00016.html
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2008/08/msg00018.html
> Trademarks are indeed irrelevant here.

Screenshots of games during play are not the same as logos.


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