Q: Is there a copyright on danger symbols?
wgschech at med.uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Apr 23 09:11:40 EST 1997
Dear Brett, dear all here:
OOps, maybe I forgot to add something. Neither I want to spam my own
or other web pages now with danger syms nor do I want to print them
on shirts or place them on traffic signs. No, everyone in the world,
don't do THAT.
My aim is another: I simply found it convenient to construct labels
for flasks with my word processor using the scanned images. I do this
because sometimes I want detailed hints on dangers and
recommendations for the use of chemicals directly on the flasks,
since there's a lot of space on them. That's for those people being
not familiar with the stuff but using it. Actually, they shouldn't
exist, but they DO.
I wanted to place those files in my local web here and I'm not sure
if I can't prevent access from outside. And if the they escape from
here, who knows...
Brett Lindenbach wrote:
> I doubt they're copyrighted. However, I caution the rampant overuse
> of these things. Do Germans teach their children about "the little
> boy who cried wolf"? Seems to me misapplication of these defeats the
> purpose of having them. Also, I imagine your safety officer may
> complain if danger symbols end up on everything in sight. It would
> be cool, though, to have a biohazard t-shirt. Too bad some rock band
> has already ripped this off.
> Brett Lindenbach
> Program in Immunology
> Washington University - St Louis
> brett at borcim.wustl.edu
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