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December 2010

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Supernatural - Castiel fresco

Icon Stealing

Hey did you know that according to copyright law, if you have the c with a circle on anything it's copyrighted internationally.

Also, those text only any icon that is original, whether through text, pictures, or animation, is protected under copyright. As long as it's not something anyone else has produced, those icons are protected under copyright. So basically, if you steal original icons, and the person who made them has the little c with a circle somewhere on a page (along with their name and the year) with the icon indicating that that image is copyrighted, you could be sued.

Good to know.

So this icon is copyrighted. </small>
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Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases.

Copyright does not protect ideas, concepts, systems, or methods of doing something. You may express your ideas in writing or drawings and claim copyright in your description, but be aware that copyright will not protect the idea itself as revealed in your written or artistic work.

http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/
Yes, It does not protect what the text icon says, but it does protect the icon, or artistic interpretation.

What does copyright protect?
Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section "What Works Are Protected."