Are screenshots from GPLed software free?

Kim Tucker kctucker at
Mon Jul 29 23:39:00 UTC 2013

This may be of interest/useful (?):


On 22 July 2013 19:11, Guillaume Ponce <hacker at> wrote:
> Can screenshot from GPLed software be used freely in documents?
> E.g. can images from Stellarium, a planetarium software under GPL v2, be
> used for public communication by an amateur astronomy association?
> I think that it should be covered by the "can be used for any purpose", but
> not completly sure.
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