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Tue, 30 Oct 2012

Here's a question for you…

I put together this poseable paper character featuring the Android phone robot.

It has flexible legs…

Poseable arms…

…and a rotating head.

The question is, does anyone know about the legality of releasing it as a download? I was planning for it to be a freebie, available to anyone but I don't want to find myself up against the might of the Google creative rights department. Any ideas?

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Comments (8)

  • AEleen Frisch October 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I would just ask them. In the

    I would just ask them. In the USA, there are potential IP issues. I don't know UK law. But they may not have any objection. Google has been known to be reasonable and they do love promotion.

    I have contacted [email protected] but you know how it is with these giant corporations… Fingers crossed – RI

  • AllisonRenee October 30, 2012 at 7:40 pm



  • Shelley Noble October 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Were I you… long shot on

    Were I you… long shot on that…. I would have my "people" approach their "people" and have them issue these as super cool promos for their company. Oh, and pay you huge amounts of money for engineering something so brilliant and/or use their network to raise your profile/public awareness, thus equalling eventual $$$$$$ D'uh!

    I like the sound of $$$$$ 🙂 – RI

  • cool022883 October 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    well your probly more

    well your probly more familiar with copyright laws then we are but i mean maybe if you just changed the color and changed it slightly like giving it claw hands or something simple like that and   didnt call it an android android maybe you could get around the copy right issue. i mean actualy the android looks like R2D2 from the starwars movies and i dont see george lucus trying to go after google =) 

    Rather Google than George Lucas! – RI

  • drinkumbrella October 31, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Pinged a google contact, who

    Pinged a google contact, who pointed to:

    which says:

    The Android robot can be used, reproduced, and modified freely in marketing communications. The color value for print is PMS 376C and the online hex color is#A4C639.

    When using the Android Robot or any modification of it, proper attribution is required under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license:

    The Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

    Well that seems pretty definitive. Thanks Drinkumbrella, I’ll get started! – RI

    • drinkumbrella October 31, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      My friend also says he’d love

      My friend also says he'd love to make one.

  • cool022883 November 1, 2012 at 2:02 am

    i was doing a project from

    i was doing a project from david landis's fan art series there is a disclaimer on there that basically says that these projects have trademarked characters so he will never sell them.which would make it seem as tho as long as your not selling them that your not breaking any laws.

    Good point, thanks for that! – RI

  • tamaramonteau November 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

    To be safe, I would contact

    To be safe, I would contact the copyright owner and ask permission. I doubt they would object if you're giving it for free – it results in more promotion for their product.

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