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Old 05-01-2012, 02:03 PM
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Adding One's Own Captions to Clip Art?

Is this legal? Not necessarily an "art" topic unless one defines a class of performance art as the posting of clip art images on social media sites but.........well, you get my drift...
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:36 PM
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Re: Adding One's Own Captions to Clip Art?

Clip-art is normally free to use in any way.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:56 AM
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Re: Adding One's Own Captions to Clip Art?

Originally Posted by Greg Long
Clip-art is normally free to use in any way.

That really depends on where you got the clip art and the licencing contract. Just as with any other licencing of artwork or photos, you need to know how you are allowed to use and reproduce it. Some clip art is free and has no restrictions but many artists make their living creating clip art and set restrictions on how you use it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:25 AM
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Re: Adding One's Own Captions to Clip Art?

Yrs, check the licensing that comes with the clip art. It may depend on whether or not you intend to "publish" the result.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:13 AM
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Re: Adding One's Own Captions to Clip Art?

Clip-art is just like other artwork - it could be free, it could be licensed. You would have to know the source and find out what the licensing terms are. You say "clip art from social media" but I'm not quite sure what that means. Even images posted on social media belong to someone, unless it explicitly says otherwise.

It would also depend what you want to caption. Is it something funny, creating a parody? Is it changing it to a commercial use? (anything that would work to bring traffic to your business) Some clip-art may come with the right to use it for personal non-commercial use for free.

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