Corel removes Nazi symbols from CorelDraw

Office software giant Corel has been banned from selling its CorelDraw graphics package after a German neo-Nazi used bundled Nazi-related clipart to produce his business cards.

Corel said it will remove three drawings of Hitler, and a Nazi symbol which is banned in Germany, from future versions of the package and has issued a warning sticker to shops so they can continue to resell the product. The sticker includes the words: "Attention: Please note that improper use of digital images and symbols included in the program is prohibited under the software licence agreement of this product. This applies in particular to the use of symbols of unconstitutional organizations."

CorelDraw 7 will ship early next month.

Channel Market Makers, Corel's distributor, can be contacted by telephone on 01703-814142.

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