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Le 14/02/2013 17:34, Robinson Tryon a écrit :
On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 5:05 AM, Camille Moulin
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CC-By could work, but it's less convenient. And also, it's supposed to be
just correct technical picutres of their products, so I'm not sure they
actually would be copyrightable: proposing them a CC-BY would suggest that
we actually consider them as copytightable (and I'm personnaly against
spreading this idea). CC-0 is more like "we don't think it's copyrightable,
but just in case".
IANAL, but I believe that even reference pictures of objects are
generally considered copyrightable in the US (which is where the two
companies are based). I'm not so familiar with the legal situation in
other countries.

Here's a brief blurb from Wikimedia that seems relevant:
IANAL either ;-) and yes, I'm not surprised that in the US nearly everything is copyrightable, just like nearly everything is patentable. In France, the situation is slightly different. You don't have copyright over a picture that doesn't bear any originality (good example : (sorry it's in french) )

So, I think that if we accept a licence other than CC0 for this kind of pictures, it's like accepting this extent of the copyright (which is wrong IMHO).
If you haven't already read it, I would recommend you this post : I really like the phrase "the pernicious assumption that you must always ask permission before doing anything with anyone's work, because nothing is ever simply shared or legally usable". For our situation, I think it's a favour for a company to have its products featured on libreoffice's website, even if the brand's name has been removed and actually, that's the root of the problem: people are unhappy with the present design because it somehow promotes Apple, eventhough there is no apple logo, nor any occurrence of the name. That's why I would recommand that we use ZaReason pictures and not the ones of Systems 76.


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