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Am 08.01.2011 19:58, schrieb Michael Wheatland:

Do not use Screenshots taken from a programme running on MS Windows,
when you are going to use these screenshots in a document, that´s
supposed to be under a free license.


Can you provide links to this discussion or the Microsoft policies
that imply copyright protection for screenshots. I would love to read
them myself.

I am afraid it´s german:

AFAIR there is no problem, that MS would not allow to use
screenshots for your own website or documentation. But the problem
is, that you are not allowed to publish your work under a free
licence, when it contains elements that belong to MS. MS claims that
window frames, title bars, and controls like the OK-Button are part
of the operating system, which means they are subject to the
copyright restrictions. These elements are not under a free licence.
You cannot use GPL, LGPL or CC or whatever free licence, if your
work contains non-free elements.


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