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This is a piece I've done for one of my recent blog posts about copyright law and a critique of an article on the Linux Journal: [link]

It shows two people who want to fix copyright, one wants to modify it (with the spanner) and the other wants to destroy it (with a hammer). I've also added Creative Commons (CC) as a cog connected to the bigger Copyright cog to emphasise the relationship and that copyright protection is a key component in copyleft licenses such as Creative Commons and GPL.

As always, download the SVG and keep as a resource if you like it.
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Paradasia Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
This is really great, and would work well for blog posts about CC! I'm pinning it on Pinterest, ( ) hope that is ok. Thanks for sharing this great graphic. [link]
Explainafide Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Design- I really love it.
SackJo22 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Just want to let you know we used your fabulous cc-licensed image as the picture of our response to ASCAP's recent attack on Creative Commons licensing -- a remix event at [link] Thanks for sharing!
doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for letting me know that you found the image useful. Do let me know if you need the svg.

(btw, it's not a photo)
SackJo22 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Thank you. Everyone on the admin team thinks your image is a perfect graphic representation of the themes of our project. I asked the admin to correct the language so it does not refer to your image as a "photo."
doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, let me know if you need any other graphics made.
bognetti Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
great contribute!
I will use it for non commercial Visuals to promote CC!
Tell me the best credits and links for your work and I add it as Attribution Credits.
doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You can credit me as "Martin Owens (DoctorMO) <>" or some form there of.

You don't have to give me a link to the new work you make from mine, but I would love to see it.
C-quel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe, not sure I can say anything more. The image does a great job of speaking for itself. ;)
doctormo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :-) Sometimes the simple symbolism can be interestingly powerful.
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