Tag Archives: images

The US government should release these 7,584 fruit paintings

The federal government is sitting on 7,584 historical agricultural watercolor paintings that it should make freely available to the public today. Currently, people have access only to low-quality previews of the images; the United States Department of Agriculture, where the archive is held, should serve the public interest by making the entire collection of high […]

25 treasures from the public domain

Throughout the month of February, I thought it would be fun to share something cool from the public domain each day. I didn’t quite hit all 28 days—here and there I’d go a little too long without getting to my computer—but I ended up with a collection of really cool things. I shared them on […]

3 circus posters that changed the face of copyright law

The 1903 Supreme Court ruling in Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co. was a hugely influential for turn-of-the-century copyright. Bleistein was an employee of a company that had designed circus posters for The Great Wallace Shows. Donaldson was a competitor of that company, and agreed to print a subsequent run of those same posters without authorization. […]

New GIFs: Gates and LaBeouf

I’ve trimmed a few clips out of videos recently, and wish to submit them to the internet as reaction GIFs wherever the situation may merit it. From Rob Cantor’s recent live recording of his tune “Shia LaBeouf,” I’ve got Shia plagiarizing the applause of Orson Welles and the child who says “Quiet, quiet.” Then, from […]