[Wikipedia-l] Copyright of pictures and restrictions on the usage

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Wed Aug 4 19:50:36 UTC 2004

Gerard.Meijssen wrote:

>Can pictures that are given to be used within Wikipedia and outside Wikipedia only in combination of the Wikipedia articles, be used. The things that come to mind are business logo's and material that the giver wants to restrict in order for it to remain within a resticted band of use.
>In my opinion this is a valid restriction that does allow for our own use and allows for the distribution of material to copied versions of wikipedia's. 
>Any reason why this can not to be done in this way ?
One needs to keep in mind the distinction between copyright law and 
trademark law.  We can reproduce the Shell Oil logo to illustrate 
articles, but we could not use it to promote the new string of Wikigas 


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