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Is it legal to use free clipart (as found online) as a logo

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Is it legal to use free clipart (as found online) as a logo for a business or business card?
If you document the site has provided the art for free or it is in the public domain, yes you can use it on your business card. You bear the duty of ensuring that the site has the rights to offer the art for free and gives you something in writing that it is their art and you are free to use it.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you. Any advice on how to obtain such written okay to use the clipart? Since the clipart site clearly says "free" and is in fact available to the public, would that be sufficient?

You keep a copy of the site page for your records to prove it was from a free site. That is sufficient.
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