I dont know wether this is the right place to ask this kind of question, but I'll give it a try.
I discovered an Icon on the web which I want to use for a companies new logo (together with some text and color and stuff).
The License agreement of the website allows commercial use with an additional link back to their website. But I can't do such links inside a logo ..
Can I "bypass" this restriction by recreating a really similar icon like the one I found online? It would look 99% the same, but because I recreated it, it probably wont be pixel perfect the same as the original.
Or is the shape / idea of a logo already something to be protected by copyright?
To formulate my question more precisely: The Logo would look more like this:
| stock | company name |
| icon | subtitle |
Like the copyrighted icon is only part of the logo. But indeed, if the company would decide to use the icon part as a squared favicon for example, it would only be a licensed stock icon...