Free Clip Art
Public Domain Clip Art
Public domain clip art is clip art that may be used for any purpose. You may use it on personal or commercial Web sites. You may download the clip art, claim it as yours, sell it, use it on items for sale, use it in collections of clip art, and for any other purpose you can think of. You may change it, color it, add it to other drawings, rename it, and do with it as you will.
Public Domain With Restrictions?
If you find any public domain clip art that has any type of restrictions, or requests associated with it, then the clip art is NOT public domain clip art. Any restriction that is posted on any public domain clip art takes that clip art OUT of the public domain. You will need to consider any so called public domain clip art with any type of a restriction as Free clip art and you will need to comply with the request or the restriction in order to use it. Look elsewhere for the real public domain clip art.
You may find free or public domain on Web sites that will also have other types of content or images that are not public domain or free to use. Pages that supply you with list of content, such as links to other clip art sites are copyrighted. That means that you may not copy the list and place it on your own site. You may, of course, compile your own content or lists.
Bobbie Jean Peachey
The Copyright Office has advised me times this year to include Legalese in my explanations of Public Domain and Copyright. To comply with this request, I have included the Legalese below.
variant forms, tangible medium, collective work, compilation, derivative work, pseudonymous work, nonexclusive license, notwithstanding, exclusive right, rights of attribution and integrity, making imperceptible, diligent, good faith attempt, statutory damagesI do hope that these added words will have helped clear up any misunderstandings of my explanations of Free Clip Art, Public Domain, and Copyright. :-)
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