[theme-reviewers] How to license images in themes?
chip at chipbennett.net
Tue May 28 14:32:26 UTC 2013
We should do due diligence, but we aren't intellectual property detectives.
There is a bridge, but it is extremely short.
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Srikanth Koneru <tskk79 at gmail.com> wrote:
> What if the theme author says they created the image but the image looks
> stock photoish? Do we have to investigate further or is it a bridge too far?
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>wrote:
>> What is mandatory:
>> 1) Explicit declaration of copyright and license for all bundled resources
>> If the developer holds the copyright for bundled images, and intends to
>> license them under the same license as the Theme, it is generally
>> sufficient in the readme to indicate that, using a statement such as "all
>> Theme images are copyright [year] [name], and are distributed and licensed
>> as part of the [Theme name] Theme" (for example).
>> For other images for which the developer does not hold the copyright, you
>> should use a similar copyright/license statement as used for the Theme,
>> such as, "XYZ images are copyright [year] [author], and are distributed
>> under the terms of the [license] license", with a link to the license
>> terms, and a link to the original source.
>> Here's how I do it in Oenology:
>> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 5:24 AM, Nicolas GUILLAUME <nguillaume at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I understand that all ressources in a theme have to be GPL compatible.
>>> I am intending to use personal pictures and/or pictures from a
>>> photographer in my theme.
>>> I have checked around some of the WP directory themes using images and
>>> found different practices in the readme file :
>>> 1) nothing mentioned at all about images
>>> 2) link to a forum where image author grants full freedom for the use of
>>> the image (wihtout mentioning the GPL license)
>>> 3) theme author saying that all theme images are its personal creation
>>> and are free for personal and commercial use
>>> So my question is* : what is mandatory about theme image license in the
>>> readme.txt in the following cases* ?
>>> 1) Personal pictures from theme author
>>> 2) Images not created by theme author
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