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(Message started by: Haylie75 on Mar 25th, 2004, 12:45pm)

Title: graphics
Post by Haylie75 on Mar 25th, 2004, 12:45pm
I am designing and printing note/greeting cards and business cards, etc. from my Broberbund Print Shop program.  If I use the graphics in the program on my cards and then sell the cards, is that a copyright violation?  I have printed like ten note cards, bound them together to sell them as a pack.  I put a logo on the back and my "business name", which I got the logo from the graphics in the program.  Is this considered a copyright violation?

Title: Re: graphics
Post by Isaac Clark on Mar 25th, 2004, 6:07pm
Are there any materials that came with your program that indicate what you are licensed to do.  The programs that I've used that come with artwork invariable have been clear about the subject.

Title: Re: graphics
Post by M_Arthur_Auslander on Mar 26th, 2004, 5:22am
Dear Mr. Clark,
What you said was so true that I was not even going to comment, until I realized the advise is to READ before you buy.

Title: Re: graphics
Post by Haylie75 on Mar 29th, 2004, 9:07am
This is the End User License Agtreement that is stated:

MATTEL SOFTWARE LICENSE

GRANT OF LICENSE. This License Agreement permits you to use one copy of Mattel software............This License does not constitute a sale and does not authorize a sale of the Software or anything created thereby...........

Title: Re: graphics
Post by Isaac Clark on Mar 30th, 2004, 5:54am
Ugh...

The authorization in that license seems to prohibit what you want to do.  Perhaps they sell a deluxe (i.e. more expensive) version of the same software that allows selling the output.

Read literally, the license prohibits creating things for sale using the program even if you do not use any vendor supplied graphics at all.  

Were the license terms available prior to purchase?


Title: Re: graphics
Post by Haylie75 on Mar 31st, 2004, 7:08am
I am sure they were, but I have had the program for years and never thought about selling anything until now.

Does anyone know where I can find resources for non-copyright clip art/graphics/images that I can use on the cards to sell?

Thanks so much!

Title: Re: graphics
Post by Isaac Clark on Mar 31st, 2004, 3:32pm
There are free and royalty free collections of clip art all over the internet.

Do some google searches for free clip art or something like that.

I would expect to find clip art collections at the normal places like office stores that sell software.

 



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