Stormtroopers, Copyright, and Cultural Ownership

Can you read this, Luke Skywalker? BY-NC-SA Stéfan Le DûYou may or may not have heard about the extensive saga that is George Lucas’ dispute with one of the costumers/prop makers from the original Star Wars series about the copyright in Stormtrooper costumes. The prop maker has been using the…

Clearing Tracks – Rail Snow Plows (JoPD/CC)

(I have been sharing “Joys of the Public Domain” and “Treasures of the Creative Commons” on my Twitter feed for a while. They’re just things (mostly pictures) that I’ve stumbled across and enjoyed. Expect more random collections like this in the future!)My office window looks out over the Mississippi River…

Good Copyright and Creative Commons Practices – Presentation Slides

I’m calling this “Good Practices” rather than “Best Practices”, because hey, there might be better ones!Images punch up presentation slides, it’s true. In fact, some of the most effective presentations I’ve ever seen have relied heavily or even exclusively on image-based slides. However, I very often see images used something…

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