You would never guess, what is copyrighted these days...


posted on 6th of october, 2010

Copyright issues are one of the most confusing and frustrating among contributors in today's dynamic and profit-driven world. Where ever there is some new architectural structure or a new product or even word of speech - there is always someone who wants and has it protected from unlicensed use. Believe me, it makes you feel that just about ANYTHING can, under circumstances, be copyrighted these days and the vision of a free world and free speech is a daydream. You have to be cautious when you take a step, because it might be someone's property you are stepping on; even more so, you have to be educated when posting a picture you've made, because it might contain elements that are prohibited public exposure (without written consent). Things get even more complicated...

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Posted by Demonike on June 23, 2012
• Levi's back pocket design, when it appears in the image - Back Pocket Stitching
Posted by Rolmat on July 13, 2011
Some of these contents may have been already mentioned, but here's a comprehensive list of logos and technologies trademarked by Apple and Microsoft that shouldn't be used in any way. As they are quite extensive lists, please take your time and maybe you'll find some that you wouldn't know of:

APPLE / MICROSOFT

Hope it helps :)
Posted by Demonike on April 21, 2011
• The fragrant fir-tree car freshener with the shape of a tree is trademarked. This shape, no matter what text or no text.
• Guangzhou Opera House, beautiful, but protected
• Big X on shoes, belongs to Munich Sports. A relatively new player in the trademark circus.
• Monopoly toy houses - green and red
• Toblerone chocolate triangular shape (so no images with pieces of Toblerone chocolate!)
• The recognizable shape of Absolut bottle
Discoveries Monument in Lisbon, Portugal
• Air Force One presidental airplane - only Editorial
• Everything photographed INSIDE Vatican - including public...(More)



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