[Foundation-l] Logo Copyright

Mike Godwin mnemonic at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 02:01:58 UTC 2010

Klaus Graf writes:

Nobody can be in doubt that the Volvo Logo isn't copyrighted at least
> in the US.

Of course they can. Plenty of letterform-based designs are copyrighted in
the United States.

> If attorneys are confusing trademark and copyright
> protection Wikimedia counsel should not imitate them.

I'm not imitating anyone, but thanks.

> Would you PLEASE
> read
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threshold_of_originality

I hope you will understand why I choose not to ignore my understanding of
copyright law and defer instead to a Wikipedia article, no matter how
well-intentioned it is, and no matter how highly I respect Wikipedia as a
general-knowledge resource.  Wikipedia is not an authority on what copyright
is, or on what is copyrightable.

> Thank you.

Oh, no, thank *you*.


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