Re: Can a font with an unfree character be free?
In message <20070515034107.GR13510@volo.donarmstrong.com>, Don Armstrong
On Mon, 14 May 2007, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
On 5/14/07, Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Considering the fact that the actual symbol is a white wheelchair on a
>blue background, it's not clear that a black font would be a
>derivative work of such a design.
I didn't think simply changing colors removed the original copyright.
If that is in fact what was done, it obviously doesn't.
However, what is actually copyrighted is a specific representation of
a person in a wheelchair, and the creation of derivative works
thereof. It's not clear that all minimalistic representations of a
person in a wheelchair would be derivative works of the ISA.
And, considering the very restricted meaning of "copying" under
copyright law, if I have a printout of the symbol and design a copy of
it using a computer, then as far as copyright law goes it is not a
derivative. It may be a breach of trademark...
Anthony W. Youngman - email@example.com