Template talk:PD-USGov-Military-Badge

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The text of the template indicates that because the inspiring materials were works of the US government (and therefore public domain), that the derivatives are also works of the US government (and therefor public domain). I really don't think that's correct, as I'm fairly certain that the "public domain" isn't a viral application of copyright, and I'm pretty sure derivative works aren't inherently works of the derived works' author. I'm not a copyright expert, though, so I could be wrong. --Short Circuit (talk) 19:32, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

I also dont think this is correct, especially the various variations of disney figure drawings. This badges are located everywhere in the category tree Category:PD US Military Badge > Category:PD US Military (and all subcategories) > Category:PD US Government, I mean for example File:341st Bombardment Squadron - Emblem.png which is nice but not free for the given reason. --Martin H. (talk) 21:25, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
If the U.S. government infringed on Disney's copyrights, that's pretty much a matter between the federal government and Disney. If Disney gave permission, then they surrendered rights over the characters as far as they're used in military emblems. The matter should probably be considered further, but I see no reason to immediately rush to delete. AnonMoos (talk) 09:41, 23 June 2010 (UTC)