are mac os x system icons copyrighted?

kishba

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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?
 

patrick0brien

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Originally posted by GeeYouEye
Will Apple care if you use them? Probably not.
-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.
 

kishba

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Originally posted by patrick0brien
-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.
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.