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GIMP Copyright Fiona Vanderburgh 30 Jun 15:36
  GIMP Copyright Simon Budig 30 Jun 15:54
  GIMP Copyright Alexandre Prokoudine 30 Jun 16:17
  GIMP Copyright Steve Kinney 30 Jun 17:36
   GIMP Copyright Alexandre Prokoudine 30 Jun 17:40
    GIMP Copyright Steve Kinney 30 Jun 20:08
     GIMP Copyright Liam R. E. Quin 30 Jun 21:01
  GIMP Copyright Scott12 08 Aug 07:07
   GIMP Copyright Scott12 08 Aug 07:08
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Fiona Vanderburgh
2016-06-30 15:36:51 UTC (about 5 years ago)

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Hello,

I hope I am doing this correctly, apologies if I have sent this enquiry to the wrong place.

I would like to know about the GIMP copyright and where it stands with using GIMP on-screen in film and television? Would this be allowed? Could you see a character editing an image on a computer using GIMP? If you need permission from someone for this, who should be contacted?

Many thanks,

Fiona

Simon Budig
2016-06-30 15:54:48 UTC (about 5 years ago)

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Fiona Vanderburgh (fionavanderburgh@hotmail.com) wrote:

I would like to know about the GIMP copyright and where it stands with using GIMP on-screen in film and television? Would this be allowed? Could you see a character editing an image on a computer using GIMP? If you need permission from someone for this, who should be contacted?

My understanding of the license of the Gimp is, that this is perfectly legal to do without asking permission from the gimp authors.

The license does not put any restrictions on the use of gimp, please feel free to do whatever you like.

Plus it gives us gimp authors a boost when we discover Gimp on television or in movies :)

Thanks, Simon

simon@budig.de              http://simon.budig.de/
Alexandre Prokoudine
2016-06-30 16:17:03 UTC (about 5 years ago)

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On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 6:36 PM, Fiona Vanderburgh wrote:

Hello,

I hope I am doing this correctly, apologies if I have sent this enquiry to the wrong place.

I would like to know about the GIMP copyright

GIMP isn't a registered trademark.

Could you see a character editing an image on a computer using GIMP?

https://plus.google.com/+AlexandreProkoudine/posts/8g7GFrm98n6

If you need permission from someone for this, who should be contacted?

You don't really need our permission. We welcome a bit of buzz from fans who can spot GIMP in the wild :)

Alex

Steve Kinney
2016-06-30 17:36:56 UTC (about 5 years ago)

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Hey Finona!

What they said, plus: The same applies to any software released under the GPL or similar license, from a command line program to a whole operating system in action. The more Free Software we see on screen in TV and movies, the happier the makers & users of these tools will be.

:o)

Alexandre Prokoudine
2016-06-30 17:40:35 UTC (about 5 years ago)

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30 июня 2016 г. 20:37 пользователь "Steve Kinney" написал:

Hey Finona!

What they said, plus: The same applies to any software released under the GPL or similar license,

Free software can be trademarked. Audacity is one such example.

Alex

Steve Kinney
2016-06-30 20:08:42 UTC (about 5 years ago)

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On 06/30/2016 01:40 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:

30 июня 2016 г. 20:37 пользователь "Steve Kinney" написал:

Hey Finona!

What they said, plus: The same applies to any software released under the GPL or similar license,

Free software can be trademarked. Audacity is one such example.

Thanks you, I stand corrected.

Whether this trademark would create a liability for a movie or TV production company that shows Audacity in use on screen is another question. I would say "definitely not" because a movie or TV program could not reasonably be mistaken for a computer program for editing sound files, nor could its appearance in use on screen be mistaken for a claim that the production company is the sole bona fide manufacturer the said computer program. IP attorneys and insurance providers might say otherwise, on the basis that it may be cost effective for movie or TV producers to pay extortionists up front rather than risk having to defend their rights in Court.

USPTO ( http://tess2.uspto.gov/ ) says an attempt to trademark "GIMP" was made years ago by a person selling legitimate products and services related to the GIMP, based on then-present use of the mark in commerce, but the application was abandoned.

Liam R. E. Quin
2016-06-30 21:01:53 UTC (about 5 years ago)

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On Thu, 2016-06-30 at 16:08 -0400, Steve Kinney wrote:

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Whether this trademark would create a liability for a movie

For GIMP, no, it's not an issue.

There can also be moral rights associated with a creative work - for example, someone could write a free/lire program but say it could not be used to promote child pornography or the Roman Catholic church, independently of any copyright.

However, again, I doubt that's an issue for GIMP.

Liam

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