[ubuntu-art] Legal question

Gabriel Rodríguez Alberich chewie at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 09:49:10 BST 2006

>From the Trademark Usage Policy:
«Before using the any of these marks outside the scope of fair use
(such as using these in a review to refer to the product), please send
an email to [MAILTO] trademarks at ubuntu.com with your name, contact
details, and a short explanation of your proposed usage of the

I don't quite understand how this guideline can coexist with the
rights that the license CC-by-sa grants, which clearly stands outside
the scope of fair use. Isn't there a collision here?

My question is: can I freely modify and redistribute the Ubuntu Logo
as the ubuntu-artwork license says?

On 7/1/06, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/30/06, Gabriel Rodríguez Alberich <chewie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I have a legal question. The Ubuntu Logo is subject to trademark
> > policy (http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/TrademarkPolicy/). However, it's
> > included in the package "ubuntu-artwork", whose copyright says its
> > contents are licensed under Creative Commons. Is this an incoherence
> > or am I missing something?
> Gabriel,
> Copyright and Trademark are not the same thing. The actual art may be
> Creative commons but usage of it is covered under the trademark
> guidelines. Moz Corp does this with Firefox and Thunderbird. Hence why
> Ubuntu's browser is called Firefox, not Mozilla Firefox.
> Corey
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