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Bitcoin Symbol copyright issues

Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:57 pm

Hi there,

I want to do some marketing for bitcoins and therefore want to produce pictures, flyers, T-Shirts etc.

While the orginal Bitcoin Logo / Symbol (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... n_logo.svg ) seems to be in the public domain (is it really?) al lot of derived artwork pretends to be copyright protected (e.g. https://www.fotolia.com/tag/bitcoin ) even by sites, that don't accept Bitcoin as a payment method (will not! buy there).

Questions:

1.) Are there free (trustwothy) Bicoin logo collections?
2.) Are there commercial (copyright) sites, that at least accept Bitcoin?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Bitcoin Symbol copyright issues

Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:10 am

I don't think the bitcoin symbol is copyrighted but i could be wrong.
A quick google search for free bitcoin logos shows plenty, this could be worth a look: http://www.flaticon.com/packs/bitcoin
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Re: Bitcoin Symbol copyright issues

Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:02 pm

Thanks, very helpful. I got some more hints elsewhere, I might set up a page to share them.
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Re: Bitcoin Symbol copyright issues

Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:33 pm

Our own Bitcoin symbol is very much free for anybody to use, and we encourage people to download and use it anywhere they wish! :)

You can find it here:

https://www.bitcoin.com/press

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Re: Bitcoin Symbol copyright issues

Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:22 pm

It shouldn't be an issue in a small promotion. However, if you are going to invest and earn a lot of money from this, you should check with the owner (if possible), to see if it can be used for free or not. There are lot's of custom designed bitcoin graphics out there, were you have to pay a license fee to use it.
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Re: Bitcoin Symbol copyright issues

Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:31 pm

I think you can search in google for more details.

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Re: Bitcoin Symbol copyright issues

Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:37 pm

Work derived from public domain sources can be copyrighted as long as they are reasonably modified, changed, or expanded upon.
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Re: Bitcoin Symbol copyright issues

Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:04 am

"Typically copywright protection spans the auther's life plus 50 to 100 years." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright)

Ok so that's the timing of protection. But of course it requires an owner to accuse you (or anyone else) of copyright infringement.

According to the wikipedia entry for the "bitcoin symbol" Satoshi is the creator. (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_symbol). This may or may not be true, but without knowledge of other ownership this is the best evidence we have.

This brings us to a new question: Do you think Satoshi would sue you for spreading the word about this project?
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Re: Bitcoin Symbol copyright issues

Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:06 pm

I think it's free, but dont know the correct information. I'll try to find some usefull information.
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