[theme-reviewers] Licensing of photos used in themes

Angelo Bertolli angelo.bertolli at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 04:12:00 UTC 2011

Ian Stewart wrote:
> I was traipsing through the theme directory theme by theme as I am sometimes wont to do and happened upon this theme with a beautiful header image.
> http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/silent-film
> It looked like a stock photo to me and made me wonder if the original license of the stock photo (if it is one) allowed it to be made free and if that's something being checked on in theme reviews (and in this theme in particular).

It is my understanding that photos are not required to be put under the 
GPL, as they are not themselves derivative works.

This doesn't mean that such a photo is licensed to be distributed though...

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