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Creattive
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Hey everybody, I see a lot of items here using facebook, twitter etc. icons. Some of them are barely edited.

So I’m wondering, can I include these Icons in my projects without worrying about copyright?

Greetings, Tobi

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Carmen
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Hey TTProductions, The social networks allow their icons to be used and distributed – just check their terms of use and logo policies to see what they say. Often they have standard buttons that can be used by anyone but they don’t generally allow design modifications. I hope this helps, Carmen

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Hi, thanks for your answers.

Well, I’ve read the license agreement on twitter.com, but there it states: the logo may not be modified in any way. (Just as you said carmen).

And now there is this social icon package miseld posted above, which gives me the right to do anything with it. So, the question is, if I take these icons and use them in my projects, am I the one who breaks the license agreement or the one who made the icon package?

As far as I know, it’s my fault if I use copyrighted stuff, even if the person I got it from tells me that I may use it. Just like in the creative common-article which was posted some days ago.

But nevertheless, even if Twitter clearly states that the modification of their logo is illegal, I can find several projects here doing exactly this.

Maybe thats some legal grey-area, or the german twitter-page simply says something different than the US-Version. So I guess I’m right if I say that there is no exact answer to how legal this is?

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