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Watch Seder-Masochism, Nina Paley’s Animated, Feminist Take on the Passover Holiday: It’s Free and in the Public Domain

Seder-Masochism, copyright abolitionist Nina Paley’s latest animated release, is guaranteed to ruffle feathers in certain quarters, though the last laugh belongs to this trickster artist, who shares writing credit with ”God, Moses or a series of patriarchal males, depending on who you ask.” Bypassing a commercial release in favor of the public domain goes a long way toward inoculating the film and its creator against expensive rights issues that could arise from the star-studded soundtrack....
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Watch Seder-Masochism, Nina Paley’s Animated, Feminist Take on the Passover Holiday: The Animated Feature Film Is Free and in the Public Domain

Seder-Masochism, copyright abolitionist Nina Paley’s latest animated release, is guaranteed to ruffle feathers in certain quarters, though the last laugh belongs to this trickster artist, who shares writing credit with ”God, Moses or a series of patriarchal males, depending on who you ask.” Bypassing a commercial release in favor of the public domain goes a long way toward inoculating the film and its creator against expensive rights issues that could arise from the star-studded soundtrack....
Tags: Animation, Gender, Law, Religion


The works of William James Sidis, the "smartest man who ever lived"

Hans Henrik Honnens de Lichtenberg writes, "Here is a fine selection of books by the extraordinary man, William James Sidis. A January morning in 1910 hundreds of students and professors gathered in the great lecture hall at Harvard University. On stage steps up William James Sidis to present his research about the mathematics of the fourth dimension. William was just eleven years old. William James Sidis was a genius and he still has the highest IQ ever recorded, somewhere between 250 and 300....
Tags: Books, Old school, Video, News, History, Harvard University, William, Public Domain, William James Sidis, Sidis, Hans Henrik Honnens de Lichtenberg, Vendergood


Some pretty impressive machine-learning generated poetry courtesy of GPT-2

GPT-2 is Open AI's language-generation model (last seen around these parts as a means of detecting machine-generated text); it's powerful and cool, and Gwern Branwen fed it the Project Gutenberg poetry corpus to see what kind of poetry it would write. Pretty good poetry, as it turns out. Scott Alexander (previously) does a good job of highlighting its greatest hits (and misses). GPT-2 poetry manages some impressive accomplishments, like solid iambic pentameter ("Thou know’st how Menoetia...
Tags: Post, New York, News, America, Language, Machine Learning, Ai, Public Domain, Wu, Hector, Scott Alexander, GPT, Project Gutenberg, ML, Centaurs, Gwern Branwen


Leonard Bernstein Awkwardly Turns the Screws on Tenor Jose Carreras While Recording West Side Story (1984)

What have we here? Evidence that the Maestro is a monster? Or a behind the scenes reminder that Arrested Development’s wannabe actor Tobias Fünke is not too far off base when he says that to make it in “this business of show, you have to have the heart of an angel and the hide... of an elephant.” Both? Neither? Any way you slice it, the recording session above is not for your typical cast album. West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics b...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, New York City, Theatre, Vienna, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Opera, Verona, Maria, Public Domain, Bernstein, Tony, Natalie Wood


Here’s John Steinbeck Asking Marilyn Monroe for Her Autograph (1955)

When asking a celebrity for a special favor, it helps to be a bit of a celebrity yourself. As Keith Ferrell details in his biography, John Steinbeck: The Voice of the Land, the Nobel laureate had little patience for autograph seekers, pushy young writers seeking help getting published, and “people who never read books but enjoyed meeting authors.” The shoe went on the other foot when Mrs. Steinbeck let slip to her nephew that Uncle John had met the boy’s movie star crush, Marilyn Monroe. Sudden...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Life, New York City, Marilyn Monroe, Literature, John F Kennedy, Letters, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, Jon, Julien, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, Monroe


Stock art for a new Gilded Age

From Spitalfields Life, a scanned set of "elegant cartoons of Regency bankers from 1824 by Richard Dighton in the archive at the Bishopsgate Institute testify," in the public domain and perfect for contemporary stock art for pieces about late-stage capitalism, clueless billionaires, the corrupting influence of wealth, and all those other zeitgeisty subjects.
Tags: Post, Old school, News, Illustration, Banksters, Public Domain, Gilded Age, Late Stage Capitalism, Stock Art, Bishopsgate Institute, Richard Dighton


Happy sesquicentennial to the periodic table of the elements

The periodic table turns 150 years old in the year 2019, which has been appropriately designated as the International Year of the Periodic Table by the UNESCO Organization. To many scientists the periodic table serves as an occasional point of reference, one that is generally considered to be something of a closed book. Of course they, and the general public, have become aware of the ever-growing list of new elements that need to be accommodated into the table, but surely the main structure and ...
Tags: Books, Unesco, Public Domain, Iupac, Dmitri Mendeleev, IUPAC International Union, Geoffrey Whiteway


The Cleveland Museum of Art Digitizes Its Collection, Putting 30,000 Works Online and Into the Public Domain

The lines of the descent from the plutocratic wealth and autocratic power of the late 19th century to the worst atrocities of the early 20th might seem apparent to some people. So too can we trace from the Gilded Age an institutional system of monuments to art, culture, and higher learning unique to modern times. Whether by virtue of greed, guilt, or noblesse oblige, or some of all of the above, wealthy industrialists sought to show—as Andrew Carnegie wrote in his “Gospel of Wealth”—that...
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You can now access and download 30,000 images from The Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection

It’s becoming more and more common for museums to digitize their collections. The latest one to join the trend is The Cleveland Museum of Art. After digitizing its collection, it made it publicly accessible online, with 30,000 images free for download and remix. The CMA has shared the images from its permanent collection that are […] The post You can now access and download 30,000 images from The Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Museum, Gallery, Museums, Public, Cma, Public Domain, Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art After


Video and audio from my closing keynote at Friday's Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain

On Friday, hundreds of us gathered at the Internet Archive, at the invitation of Creative Commons, to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain, just weeks after the first works entered the American public domain in twenty years. I had the honor of delivering the closing keynote, after a roster of astounding speakers. It was a big challenge and I was pretty nervous, but on reviewing the saved livestream, I'm pretty proud of how it turned out. Proud enough that I've ripped the aud...
Tags: Videos, Video, News, Youtube, Events, Creative Commons, Mp3s, Spoken word, Archive.org, Public Domain, Publicdomainday, Settler Grifter Colonialists


Kickstarting a monthly zine that celebrates 1923 works that entered the public domain this year

This month, for the first time in a generation, America's public domain grew, as the 20-year freeze created by the 1998 changes to copyright law finally thawed. The remarkable Parker Higgins (previously) is celebrating with a new zine called 1923 (this being the year whose works just entered the public domain); every month, Higgins proposes to create a "a hand-made zine (think photocopied and stapled!), highlighting a work, an artist, a genre, or a medium" of "unusual and forgotten gems" f...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Publishing, News, Crowdfunding, America, Kickstarter, Public Domain, Higgins, Zines, Parker Higgins, 1923, Monthly Zine of Public Domain Treasures, Parker Higgins Kickstarter


The re-opening of America's public domain is good news for artists, less so for the corporations that exploit them

With the public domain re-opening for the first time in a generation (thanks, Sonny Bono), artists are once again getting a fresh installment of raw material with which to make new art, in the grand traditions of such driven weirdo/remix enthusiasts as Walt Disney and Brahms. In an article celebrating the revitalized public domain, SF Weekly's Joe Kukura quotes me and other artists on the new artistic freedoms that we gained this week -- and the way that these primarily benefit creators, a...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Copyfight, News, Congress, Bono, Disney, America, San Francisco, Walt Disney Company, Cher, Walt Disney, Alice, Public Domain, Sonny Bono's Legacy, Mickey Mouse


Famous Works That Are Now Part of The Public Domain

January 1st marks the beginning of a new year. But the new year in 2019 will be a little different. Several famous copyrighted works will enter the public domain on January 1st of this year. What does this mean exactly? This means that the public will be free to use the previously copyrighted famous works […] The post Famous Works That Are Now Part of The Public Domain appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-0039.
Tags: Blog, Copyright, Innovation, Public, Charlie Chaplin, Domain, Public Domain, Vincent LoTempio


Celebrating Public Domain Day 2019

What notable works entered the public domain in the United States this week?
Tags: Law, Copyright, United States, Intellectual Property, Public Domain, Krista L. Cox, Public Domain Day


Why was January 1, 2019 a Special Public Domain Day?

(January 1, 2019 : via the Duke University Law School Center for the Study of the Public Domain) “For the first time in over 20 years, on January 1, 2019, these published works entered the US public domain. Works from 1923 will be free for all to use and build upon, without permission or fee. They include dramatic films such as The Ten Commandments, and comedies featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. There are literary works by Robert Frost, Aldous Huxley, and Edith Wharton...
Tags: Google, Congress, Marketing, US, Content, Charlie Chaplin, Morton, Charleston, Public Domain, Cecil B DeMille, Buster Keaton, Edith Wharton, Sam Taylor, Noel Coward, Béla Bartok, Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan


Safety Last, the 1923 Movie Featuring the Most Iconic Scene from Silent Film Era, Just Went Into the Public Domain

Safety Last, the 1923 film starring Harold Lloyd, features one of the most iconic scenes from the silent film era. Writes Roger Ebert, the scene above is "by general agreement the most famous shot in silent comedy: a man in a straw hat and round horn-rim glasses, hanging from the minute hand of a clock 12 stories above the city street. Strange, that this shot occurs in a film few people have ever seen. Harold Lloyd's Safety Last (1923), like all of his films, was preserved by the comedia...
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Celebrate Public Domain Day with a viewing of Cecil B Demille's 1923 epic "The Ten Commandments"

It's been 48 hours since the American public domain expanded for the first time in 20 years, allowing Americans free access to works from 1923, including Cecil B Demille's 1923 epic "The Ten Commandments" (here's 1,000 or so more). Despite its epic scale, the Moses story takes up only about the first third of the film. After that, the story changes to a modern setting involving living by the lessons of the commandments. Two brothers make opposite decisions, one, John, to follow his m...
Tags: Videos, Post, Happy Mutants, Movies, News, John, Public Domain, Cecil B DeMille, Danny, Old Testament


Japan protects artists with new 70 year Copyright laws

Japan have updated their copyright laws to protect intellectual property for up to 70 years following agreements with countries around the world. Japan have updated their copyright law to extend the copyright protection period from 50 years to 70 years in the country. The bill was passed through their National Diet legislature houses on June 29th, 2018 and the law went into effect on the 30th December to protect creator’s content for a longer period of time. It’s not clear what this will mean ...
Tags: Tpp, Music, Japan, Laws, Entertainment, Law, Mexico, US, IP, Copyright, Canada, Creators, Artists, Musicians, Protection, Parliament


Game design contest: remix America's new public domain!

This is the first day in 20 years for new works entering the American public domain, and to celebrate, Itch.io is hosting a 1923 public domain game jam, with prizes for best analog game, digital game, adaptation of a 9123 work, remix from multiple sources, deep cut, and visuals; judged by a group of archive, game and copyright nerds (including me!) -- here's a list of 1,000+ works that enter the public domain today to get you started!
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Games, Copyfight, News, America, Contests, Public Domain, Party Like It's 1923


Happy Public Domain day: for real, for the first time in 20 years!

Every year, Jennifer Jenkins and Jamie Boyle from the Duke Center for the Public Domain compile a "Public Domain Day" list (previously) that highlights the works that are not entering the public domain in America, thanks to the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, which hit the pause button on Americans' ability to freely use their artistic treasures for two decades -- a list that also included the notable works entering the public domain in more sensible countries of the Anglophere, l...
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Only weeks remain until America's Public Domain begins to grow again, for the first time in 21 years!

This New Year's Day, for the first time in 21 years, new works will enter the public domain in America: the Class of 2019 was all creating in 1923, and has been locked in copyright for 96 years. When Disney successfully lobbied Congress to extend copyright by 20 years in 1998, it stopped the clock on the public domain. 20 years ago, everything from 1922 became public. The next year, and the year after, and every year until 2019, nothing else entered the public domain. As Glenn Fleishman wr...
Tags: Post, Copyfight, News, Congress, Disney, America, San Francisco, Events, New Hampshire, Frost, Woods, First Time, Public Domain, Willa Cather, Jan, James Madison


The past, present, and future of MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Gary Totten is professor and chair of the department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. In this interview session, we ask Gary Totten a few questions to learn more about his work, and the coming work for the field and the journal.Oxford University Press: Can you tell us a bit about the history of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States journal?Gary Totten: The Society fo...
Tags: Books, Featured, US, Mit, United States, Literature, UConn, Joe, Public Domain, Katharine, Martha, Modern Language Association, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Oxford University Press, UMass Amherst


Download Famous Art in High Resolution

The Art Institute of Chicago recently revamped its website and released a searchable database of high-resolution art. Even better, a lot of the art is in the public domain, meaning you can legally use it however you want, even for commercial purposes. (Check the copyright notice on each artwork’s page.) You’ll notice…Read more...
Tags: Art, Copyright, Free Stuff, Lifehacks, Public Domain, Art Institute of Chicago, Desktop Wallpaper


How disconnecting from digital pressures can boost learning

Students in France went back to school in 2018 sans smartphones, thanks to a nationwide detox law passed in June. Children under age 15 cannot use mobile phones in classes, during breaks, on playgrounds, or anywhere on the premises of French schools. The ban aims to help young people concentrate, improve learning outcomes, and encourage physical activity. The French education minister describes the legislation as giving students a “right to disconnect” from digital pressures during the school da...
Tags: Books, Business, Featured, France, New York City, Research, Economics, Smartphones, Schools, Bill De Blasio, Sustainable, Multitasking, Social Sciences, Public Domain, Concentration, Business & Economics


Research, collection, preservation, and more: Japan’s Kyoto International Manga Museum

Many people both in and out of Japan may be acquainted with the word “manga,” even if they don’t follow it. Manga has played a significant role in Japanese culture for the last century and has recently gained the respect of a wider audience. Manga is often presented as the Japanese iteration of the comics medium, though there are many manga publications that are longer and a different format than comics in other cultures. Manga also has a distinct visual style that comes from the dramatic manipu...
Tags: Books, Comics, Japan, Featured, Comic Books, Museum, United States, Museums, Tokyo, Multimedia, Manga, Kyoto, Comic Book, Public Domain, Arts & Humanities, Unsplash The post Research


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A Ndebele art-adorned BMW, "high" lobsters, NASA tech and more Senate and Public Domain Pros Reach Compromise on Copyright Issues Content companies (seeking stronger protections and arguably additional profit) and digital rights groups (vouching for access) haven’t been able to find common ground on copyright law for the past decade. Current law protects older songs—in some instances—for up to 140 years. Century-long protections for these …
Tags: Design, Coca-cola, Senate, Marijuana, Nasa, Copyright, Food Waste, Bmw, Irobot, Cbd, Lake Como, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Public Domain, Silversea Cruises, TSA Precheck


Senate and Public Domain Pros Reach Compromise on Copyright Issues

Content companies (seeking stronger protections and arguably additional profit) and digital rights groups (vouching for access) haven’t been able to find common ground on copyright law for the past decade. Current law protects older songs—in some instances—for up to 140 years. Century-long protections for these songs, in the minds of many, is too long. And, currently a quilted-system of laws covers song copyright from state-to-state. …
Tags: Design, Senate, Copyright, Culture, Linkaboutit, Public Domain, Music Law, Classic Songs


Download Classic Japanese Wave and Ripple Designs: A Go-to Guide for Japanese Artists from 1903

Traditional Japanese art may please so many of us, even those of us with little interest in Japan itself, because of the way it inhabits the realm between representation and abstraction. But then, it doesn't just inhabit that realm: it has settled those borderlands, made them its own, for much longer than most cultures have been doing anything at all. The space between art, strictly defined, and what we now call design has also seen few achievements quite so impressive as those made in Japan, g...
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