Clipart on websites

  Ade_1 15:38 07 Jul 2006

Say for example if I put some clipart from Microsoft's clipart download site on a website and uploaded it would this be illegal or not? It may seem a silly question but I thought it would be best to ask.

Thanks in advance


  ade.h 16:15 07 Jul 2006

Well, the clipart is allowed for publishing - flyers, newsletters, etc. - so is probably okay for the web as well, but I can't be certain.

  Naeris 19:39 07 Jul 2006

I agree with ade.h Microdoft have provided it for publishing, and I've seen loads of it around the web.

  ThickMick 20:55 07 Jul 2006

I contacted GSP as wanted to use their clip art on website and in a printed booklet. was told this was fine and no copyright problems.


  Ade_1 12:59 08 Jul 2006

Thanks all for your advice. Its much appriciated :). I may contact Microsoft just in case. Thanks again.

  Ade_1 14:54 08 Jul 2006

Where abouts is the clipart on GSP's site Mick?

  Ade_1 14:55 08 Jul 2006

Ignore that i found it. Not bad £9.99 for 120,000 clipart images.

  ade.h 15:20 08 Jul 2006

I'd approach GSP with caution. One of my friends bought GSP's business card software recently (also £10) thinking that it was a bargain. It didn't occur to him that he already had much better software for the task, but anyway, what really put him off were the awful templates and the even worse clipart. One image was of a cartoon bear in a pink tutu!! And that was quite typical.

  Ade_1 15:23 08 Jul 2006

o, i see. Maybe it was too much of a good deal.
I am just looking for alternatives to using Microsoft clipart just in case its classed as copyright infringement. I am awaiting a reply from them. Hopefully it will come back and tell me its fine to use :)


  ade.h 16:56 08 Jul 2006

I have used some free clipart sites in the past, most of which came from the Google Directory. Some quite reasonable ones there.

  Ade_1 17:30 08 Jul 2006

Ok, ill have a search. I have added to the bottom of the pages (just in case) that the clipart images belong to Microsoft. Obviously it is more formal on the site.
I dont know if this will help me at all but still. Anyways, im still awaiting a reply. I expect it will be at the earliest Monday so i shall report back once i have the message.

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