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Jurassic World Butting Heads with PaleoIllustrators

Jurassic World Butting Heads with PaleoIllustrators

Once again, paleo-illustrators are being alienated from a movie they could probably love. At least a few paleo-illustrators are discovering their work has been put up on the Jurassic World “as-if-it-was-a-real-park” promotional website without their permission.

November 30, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

Learning the Art of Science Illustration

If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to combine your love of science and art, there is a conference on the horizon that might just be the inspiration you’ve been waiting for.

May 28, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Letters to my copyright infringers

Because you asked, these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately. 1. The standard DMCA takedown I send about a dozen of these per week, usually to the web hosts of small pest control companies.

December 3, 2013 — Alex Wild
GoldieBlox Vs The Beastie Boys

GoldieBlox Vs The Beastie Boys

  Update: GoldieBlox have re-released the ad without the Beastie Boys parody and want to be BFF. Here’s the non-”let’s fight for our right to party” version of the Girls video.

November 28, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

The unseen cost of the internet sharing culture

“If you don’t want people to share your photo, don’t put it on the internet.” -vast numbers of people on the internet, 1995-2013 This refrain is among the most common threads in the great internet copyright wars.

August 18, 2013 — Alex Wild
Into the Public Domain

Into the Public Domain

In honor of January 1st being Public Domain Day, I am releasing a few of my older images from copyright: These images are now available for all uses, including commercial use, without the need for attribution or permission.

January 1, 2015 — Alex Wild
January 1 is Public Domain Day!

January 1 is Public Domain Day!

[The following piece is a modified repost from 2013] Every year, on the first of January, copyrights on certain older creative works expire and the works pass into the public domain.

December 26, 2014 — Alex Wild
What Getty Can Teach Us About Copyright

What Getty Can Teach Us About Copyright

Last week Getty announced that they would release 35 million of their copyrighted images for editorial and commentary use with a handy embed tool.

March 14, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Dress So Chic You Can See It From Space

Since Bora Zivkovic first asked me to moderate a session back at ScienceOnline 2009, I’ve been hoping to instill the importance of imagery into the wider science communication conversation.

September 21, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Quick Twitter Tip for Attributing Art

Quick Twitter Tip for Attributing Art

When I see some amazing art posted on Twitter without attribution to the creator, especially by someone in science communication, I kind of lose it.

February 28, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
Copyright Crash-Course for Visual Artists

Copyright Crash-Course for Visual Artists

Understanding copyright law is essential for visual artists. At the Guild of Natural Science Illustrator’s conference last week in Boulder, CO Viva Moffat ran a workshop on contracts and copyright which was packed to the gills.

July 23, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Public Domain Day: January 1st

Public Domain Day: January 1st

Every year, on the first of January, copyrights on certain older creative works expire and the works pass into the public domain. In 2014, for example, a selection of pieces by writer Beatrix Potter and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff will, in some countries,become open for anyone to use, for any purpose, without prior permission.

December 10, 2013 — Alex Wild
Selling the Public Domain

Selling the Public Domain

Teachers Pay Teachers is a freewheeling online market where entrepreneurial educators sell lesson plans, powerpoints, and other didactic materials to each other.

June 26, 2014 — Alex Wild

Attribution is Catchy

Credit is Due (The Attribution Song) by Question Copyright and artist-in-residence Nina Paley with Bliss Blood on vocals. By pairing an important message with a catchy tune, the point sticks with you far longer than a © symbol will.

March 30, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

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