[Linux-aus] Fwd: Use of Penguin Image on Instant Scratchie Tickets.

Del del at babel.com.au
Mon Jun 18 10:58:34 UTC 2007

Well, the answer is relatively simple.  Someone needs to inform the
SA lotteries that the image is clearly derivative of / taken from the
Larry Ewing "Tux" penguin used as a Linux logo, and not an original
artwork item of Scientific Games.  It's something that perhaps the
LA committee should take up -- just a few words, cc to Larry Ewing.
Larry can assert ownership of the items and SA lotteries should remove
them or put something on their web site to offer acknowledgement as
per the conditions of use.

I don't see it as a big issue, SA lotteries are probably unaware of
the Tux image derivation and copyright, and seem to be under the
misapprehension that it's someone else's artwork which they are
using under a valid license.  A quick side-by-side comparison of
the images concerned shows that this isn't the case.

Larry's email address and a page of his Tux penguins is relatively
easy to find.

Paul Schulz wrote:
> Greetings,
> Just thought that the list might be interested in the following email
> discussion that I am having with LotteriesSA about the use of the Tux
> logo on some Instant Scratchie tickets that they are currently using.
> See: http://www.salotteries.sa.gov.au/games/InstantScratchiesType.aspx?p=73
> The 'license/useage conditions' from Larry Ewing states..
> "Permission to use and/or modify this image is granted provided you
> acknowledge me lewing at isc.tamu.edu and The GIMP if someone asks."
> See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tux
> I am yet to hear the 'magic words', or see any acknowledgements.
> Cheers,
> Paul
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Paul Schulz <pschulz01 at gmail.com>
> Date: Jun 18, 2007 1:07 PM
> Subject: Re: Use of Penguin Image on Instant Scratchie Tickets.
> To: John Talarico <john.talarico at salotteries.sa.gov.au>
> Hi John,
> Are you aware of the "usage conditions" of the image?
> On 6/18/07, John Talarico <john.talarico at salotteries.sa.gov.au> wrote:
>>Hi Paul
>>I advise that the penguin image was created by 'Scientific Games' (our
>>Instant Scratchies supplier) graphic designers.
>>The images were initially created and provided to NSW Lotteries, who
>>have subsequently given permission to SA Lotteries to use them.
>>Customer Relations Officer * SA Lotteries
>>24-25 Greenhill Rd * Wayville  SA  5034
>>T +61 8 8208 4358 * F +61 8 8208 4323
>>E-mail * john.talarico at salotteries.sa.gov.au
>>Web * www.salotteries.com.au
>>Please Note: The information contained in this e-mail is confidential
>>and intended solely for the addressee. If you have received this e-mail
>>in error, please notify lottery at salotteries.sa.gov.au and delete/destroy
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>>not accept any liability for any error or omission in this e-mail or for
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>>transmission. Any views expressed in this e-mail are those of the
>>individual sender, except where that sender specifically states them to
>>be the views of SA Lotteries.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Paul Schulz [mailto:pschulz01 at gmail.com]
>>Sent: Thursday, 14 June 2007 8:33 PM
>>To: Cust Relations Dept
>>Subject: Use of Penguin Image on Instant Scratchie Tickets.
>>I am concerned about the penguin image used on the 'PengWin' series of
>>$1 Instant Scratchies.
>>Could you please tell me where the image comes from?
>>Paul Schulz

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