Talk:Clip art

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On Aug. 15, 2006, I posted a complete rewrite of this entry, written from scratch, dramatically more in-depth and longer, and taking advantage of many related Wikipedia pages. My intention was to provide an article which provided historical perspective for those curious, technical explanations to help those less familiar, legal ramifications to help address piracy and copyrights, and an accurate descriptions of the current state of clip art. I welcome suggestions and edits for improving and expanding the page. Every effort has been made to have a neutral page, especially since so many different corporations are mentioned. If you feel otherwise, I'd love to hear from you. Jwilbiz 18:52, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


The article states "once a public domain image is redrawn or edited in any way, it becomes a brand new image which is copyrightable by the editor." Please read the article "Copyfraud" by Jason Mazzone, since it seems to indicate that the above statement needs to be amended.

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Due to DTP, the overuse of clip art by non-designers (ie, a secretary producing a flyer for the company softball game) has led to "clip art" being a derogatory term in the graphic design field. This entry doesn't deal with this issue at all. --24.249.108.133 00:30, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes! Many organizations have an outright ban on using clip art; it is often considered a faux pax. This deserves a mention somewhere... 165.230.194.245 (talk) 15:28, 29 July 2011 (UTC)