Talk:Submissions/Crazy Contentious Copyright Challenges Constraining Community Creativity

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Icon for websites

One of the issues that I would really appreciate you covering is the possibility of a thumbnail type icon that can be issued for anyone to use when linking their website to either the article about them on Wikipedia or the category about them on Commons. Flickr, Facebook, Pinterest and many others have found solutions to this that don't require a signed contract with each of the hundreds of thousands of websites that link to them, and it would really help GLAM outreach if we could offer something similar. See the footer of this page for the sorts of logos that many other major websites have issued to encourage others to link to them and the sort of page which we would love to be encouraging to link to us. WereSpielChequers (talk) 16:46, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi WereSpielChequers, we're happy to discuss this in our talk. Is your question about using the Wikipedia and Commons logos? Our new trademark policy clarifies that the project logos can be used to link to the relevant Wikimedia projects without a trademark license. We ultimately hope to provide special icons for linking, but we don't have anything like that now. See you at Wikimania! YWelinder (WMF) (talk) 00:29, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks YWelinder, Those trademark logos aren't what I need. I think what I'm looking for are those special icons for linking that you "ultimately hope to provide", can you tell me what steps need to be taken to create those as we would love to use these for outreach via GLAMs. The "They may only be used on the Wikimedia Foundation projects and by approved Wikimedia Foundation partners or movement organizations" is the stumbling block also they are way too big for icons. If the hold up is design then we may be able to fix that. WereSpielChequers (talk) 16:40, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
The hold up has been design, but it now looks like we may get someone working on that. YWelinder (WMF) (talk) 05:08, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
Educating editors on legal issues. Geraldshields11 (talk) 00:58, 17 April 2014 (UTC)