[Pdr] Question about copyright

Sam Leon sam.leon at okfn.org
Wed Jan 16 16:16:34 UTC 2013

Hi Naîmi,

There are some subtle differences between the open licenses used on the
collections we have but they all permit you to produce derivates or "remix"
the work (which I think is what you plan to do). So don't worry about using
them in the way you describe.

We're so excited to hear that you'll be producing some t-shirts. Could you
tell us which collections you are using? We'd really appreciate an
attribution to the Public Domain Review as a nod to our hard working
curators who scour the web, but this is of course not compulsory.

Please do send links to the finished product so that we can let our
community and readership know about this.

All the best,

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Naïmi Virginia <virginianaimi at yahoo.fr>wrote:

> Hello,
> I am french and I think I didn't understand all the "copyright laws"...
> I would like to create my own clothes brand, and I would like to know if I
> understood good :
> I can re-use some of the illustrations in your website, but I have to
> write the name of the author and you (public domain review). ?
> The second point, I am not sure too understood is :
> I can't make any modification of the illustrations or add some "things" ?
> It means : if I use some of public domain illustration, I can't "change"
> them ?
> I have, for example, to print an illustration like it is, and I can't, for
> example, sewn sequins on it, or I can't "cancel" a part of the
> illustration..?
> I am sorry for my "not very good "english", I hope you can help me.
> Many thanks, and Happy new year !
> Virginia Naïmi
> Verÿ Soon
> Contact : Virginia Naïmi
> 60ter boulevard du 25 août 1944,
> 94120 Fontenay sous Bois
> /

Sam Leon
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Skype: samedleon
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