are mac os x system icons copyrighted?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by kishba, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. kishba macrumors 6502a

    kishba

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    #1
    at work i'm making an online personnel listing. i needed an icon of a folder with a person in it to represent a group of people. i used the "Users" folder icon from Mac OS X as well as the generic blue folder icon.

    is this legal? or should i try to make my own icons?
     
  2. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

    GeeYouEye

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    Are they copyrighted? Probably.

    Will Apple care if you use them? Probably not.
     
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    -kishba

    Only if you use then as a marketing tool for revenue without seeking permission and giving proper credit. Or attempting to trademark them for yourself.
     
  4. kishba thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kishba

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    well, it's a school district web site, so no money will be made off of the site. the apple folder icons are better than anything i could make, so hopefully no one will mind.
     

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