Apr. 03 '09
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This was a digital illustration for a local biker group called "Alberta Crude". This logo was put on patches, as well as shirts.
dude you can find things like this here... Dont be an asshole *http://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vectors/downloaded/13
How exactly am I being an asshole for posting a logo I created? I can post the pencil illustration too if you'd like? The wings, birds and background skulls are elements I've purchased for GoMedia. All together, it's a creative logo. Constructive criticism is always welcome, however you post lacks any of this. Please be respectful and take your negativity elsewhere.
Blue... You understand that clipart can not be used and or sold in whole or in part as a logo design? Tell me you know that right? **If not You need to be paying GoMedia for use of their intellectual property. :)
Bauhausmoe, don't be crude in an open forum.**Bluehaus, it does appear the wings in their entirety are from GoMedia. Are you trying to say that the wings were yours to begin with and are also being sold through GoMedia? If once you sell art to a stock image site, is the art no longer yours to use? Bart do you know? (Depending upon whether my assumption here is correct in Bluehaus' favor.)
I believe that for design/advertising in general, once it's purchased/commissioned by someone it's their property and you relinquish all legal rights to that artwork. Unless of course you've worked out some other kind of contractual agreement beforehand stating otherwise. Usually design is treated as a complete buyout, unlike illustration or photography which often has a usage limit set by the artist or photographer.
In most cases with stock art websites it is in their terms of agreement. Example istock.com**(a) Prohibited Uses. You may not do anything with the Content that is not expressly permitted in the preceding section or permitted by an Extended License. For greater certainty, the following are ȁCProhibited UsesȁD and you may not:**4. use any of the Content as part of a trade-mark, design-mark, trade-name, business name, service mark, or logo%3B
This is from GoMedia.**No Other Use*You are granted only the rights expressly stated in this Agreement, and you may not use Go Media Vector Artwork for any other use. Without limitation, below are examples of uses that are NOT permitted under this Agreement and require purchase of a separate license from Go Media: (1) You may not share Go Media Stock Artwork with other business entities (e.g. your advertising agency, dealer, subsidiary, parent company, service bureau, etc.)%3B (2) You may not use Go Media Stock Artwork at more than one physical location%3B (3) You may not change the name of Go Media Stock Artwork%3B (4) You may not resell or redistribute Go Media Stock Artwork.
After reading your posts, I contacted Jeff Finley regarding this issue just to clarify and to go straight to the source. I wanted to know if I was misinformed and in the wrong, and if I was, I wanted to apologize as well as to right the wrong. **Thankfully, I wasn't wrong and as you can see below, Jeff explains this issue. ***%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D*Ryan,**You're fine, we're one of the few companies that sell stock that actually allow our customers to use the work in logos. However, if you're just using one single piece as your main logo, then you're logo doesn't really have much meaning does it - because anyone else in the world can be using the same image as their logo too.**But it's not legally wrong to use our stock as part of your logo. Those people commenting on your post are not well informed. They are assuming all 'clip art' is the same. We are not the same as everyone else :-)**Thanks for taking time to write!***Jeff Finley*Partner at Go Media*%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D%3D***Thank you all for taking the time to post and share your thoughts. After all is said and done, I'm hoping you all are still looking favourably upon my designs, as well as me as a designer. And I'm always open for constructive critiques of my work. *
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