A Question about Smilies

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Ah, thank you Hans.

Stuart - forget copyright, I would sue for defamation of avatar.
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Leif wrote:
04 Jan 2022, 14:32
Stuart - forget copyright, I would sue for defamation of avatar.
... which brings us full-circle to the world's first atavistic avatar:-
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HansV wrote:
04 Jan 2022, 14:22
It is part of StuartR's avatar, rotated 180 degrees.
I would never have recognised that
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Leif wrote:
04 Jan 2022, 14:32
Stuart - forget copyright, I would sue for defamation of avatar.
More deformation than defamation I think
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
04 Jan 2022, 17:47
... which brings us full-circle to the world's first atavistic avatar
Speaking of which, A.A. MIlne's first book enters Public Domain this year.
I do not understand this article in full, but got confused when trademarks were mentioned, pondering "Are our atavars the equivalent of trademarks?"
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Avatars are NOT trademarks. A trademark has to be registered, and consistently used as the name of a product or service.

A copyright is the right of an author, artist etc. to exclusive rights over their own work. It does not need to be registered, but you do need to be able to prove that you were the creator of the original.
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