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Windows 7: Are Windows 7 icons protected by copyright?

30 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bits
Are Windows 7 icons protected by copyright?

I like Windows 7 icons and I want to use it in my software and my website

I want to know if these icons are protected by copyright or it's public domain

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30 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I think you can assume that virtually all icons you find in Windows will be protected by copyright.
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30 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

I just did a quick Google and found these Icons. There are many more out there.
Windows Icons - Download 301 Free Windows icons here
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30 Nov 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

One can find anything on the net.

My thoughts are, anything that is included in a Window operating system is covered under copyright laws of the operating system.

Just because one can find a counterfeit Windows 7 on the net doesn't mean Windows 7 is not covered by copyright laws.
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 Are Windows 7 icons protected by copyright?

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