[Wolves] Tux and copyright?

Barbie barbie at missbarbell.co.uk
Mon Dec 20 15:00:28 GMT 2004

On 20 December 2004 14:36 Kevanf1 wrote:

> Is Tux a copyrighted symbol?


Yes the image of Tux is copyrighted, however you have free license to use the image how every you choose, providing you acknowledge Larry Ewing. 

> If it is then these people are pushing the boundaries a bit:
>  (with apologies for it being an advertising link but it just happened
> to have been sent to me as spam)
> http://www.freemobilestuff.net/
> The penguins look very similar... a touch manic perhaps but similar...

All penguins look very similar ;) [1]

The two are different in that Tux is supposed to be featured in full, sitting like he's had a plate full of fish and is well sated [4]. The freemobilestuff one really only feature the head, or the very least a pair of googly eyes. They are too different to be worth pursuing.

[1] Well except for Emperor Penguins, and all the other different ones :) [2]
[2] http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Penguins/scientific.html [3]
[3] Never knew gentoo was a type of penguin. Well you learn something new every day :)
[4] Like after a LUG curry.



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