Questions tagged [copyright]

Questions about copyright law from a designers point of view. Answers should not be treated as bona fide legal advice, but instead as advice from designers who've experienced copyright issues in their career. Ask anything about how copyright relates to graphic design, though bear in mind that we are not lawyers.

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Popular brands logos to use in a template / copyright issue?

I've seen many templates sold on Themeforest and other similar marketplaces use popular brands logos (e.g. Apple, Samsung, Google, etc.) in 'Our clients" sections. I also sell templates on different ...
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What is the US agency to copyright designs made outside US?

Is there any website of a United States copyright agency, to protect a design, lets say a cartoon, but for design made outside US?
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A photo in public domain enhanced by software, does that affect copyright?

I want to include public domain photos in a history book. If I use 3rd party software to enhance the image - does the software company own the rights of the altered image?
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How do you obtain official brand logos for design prototypes?

I need to use company logos as a part of my designs. These companies are institutions that are stakeholders for my client. Some sites have SVGs you can grab from the website but how does one go about ...
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Can a detection mechanism like EURion be used on other documents than banknotes to protect them?

The EURion Constellation is a pattern of symbols that make it difficult to scan or photograph banknotes and import it into Photoshop. From Wikipedia I am interested in understanding how this system ...
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Copy vector pattern completely from scratch for commercial use, but exactly as those found online?

I need a huge range of vector patterns that will be used commercially on merchandise. Since royalty free sites do not allow commercial use for most of their images, I figured I can create patterns ...
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Watermark suggestions for portfolio work

I’m open to either mobile or desktop applications, I’d like to start water marking my work and making illustrated marketing photos for advertisements. I've tried a bunch of free apps but I’d like one ...
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Supreme logo on a shirt

If I was to make a T-shirt/Hoodie with the supreme logo on it for personal use without reselling would that be considered illegal and if so what could I change to make it legal?
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Is this copyright infringement?

There is a business that is in my area. She uses professional photography that is found online, uses an app to put her logos and advertising all over it, and then uses it to market on social media. ...