[Foundation-l] Public Domain Mark - what does this mean for us?

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 22:18:22 UTC 2010

Liam Wyatt, 13/10/2010 23:43:
> From what I hear (I'm here at the Europeana conference now where they are
> officially launching the PDM tomorrow - as per the press release
> http://creativecommons.org/press-releases/entry/23755 ) CC were debating
> whether to use a logo that was "C-with-a-line-through-it" or the letters
> "PD". The concern about the former was that it could potentially look like
> an "anti-copyright" logo which is not the message that CC wants to send out.
> But, they ended up choosing it largely because Wikimedia has already made
> the image recognisable through templates like "PD-old"
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:PD-old-75 So, we were involved in
> the creation of this Mark even though we didn't know it :-)

Looks like this is where the icon was created: 

«"PD" may be insulting to french readers» (cf. 
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/PD#French )...


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