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There are a small number of PayPal and flattr related images in Debian:

wget -qO - http://http.debian.net/debian/dists/sid/main/Contents-amd64.gz
| zgrep -Ei '(paypal|flattr).*\.(png|gif)'
wget -qO - http://http.debian.net/debian/dists/sid/main/Contents-source.gz
| zgrep -Ei '(paypal|flattr).*\.(png|gif)'

Based on a quick review, some of them seem to be PayPal logos or
PayPal buttons, which I guess we don't have a license to
distribute/modify/etc. If you believe Wikipedia, the PayPal logos are
not copyrightable[1] and presumably the relevant packages use them to
refer to PayPal, so trademark law should be irrelevant. The donate
buttons however are probably non-free. There were also PayPal related
images in the same directories but with names like btn_foo, so there
might be more PayPal related images hiding in the archive. Other
images with paypal in their names look like they might not be directly
from the PayPal company.

While looking at the PayPal images I noted some other similar images
such as flattr buttons or icons that were clearly from Microsoft
products or logos of other large companies.

I wonder if there is a way to check this sort of thing automatically.
My attempts at using md5sums for that were not successful.

Are there any volunteers to sort through this mess and file some bugs?
I personally don't have time to do that.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PayPal_logo.svg



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