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Default Re: threadless and copyright infringement: a discussion :)

Originally Posted by poser0022
most art is intended for public viewing.
Yes, but graf goes a step further and is intended for public consumption. It is a gift bequethed to whoever sees it. Its ownership is entirely in the public, and it is entirely up to the public not only how they interact with it, but what they do with it. They have complete freedom to destroy it, to incorporate it into a derivative work, or to leave it as it was given.

Everybody owns it.

That doesn't necessarily mean everyone owns the copyright behind it, but my contention is that graf is open source.

Spray cans should come with a licencing agreement... "By using this can in a public place you agree to the following terms: 1) All works created are hereby released into the public domain"