Neatorama Posts Tagged "copyright"
You Are Free to Sing “Happy Birthday”...

The song we know as “Happy Birthday to You&...  ...sion we know was first published in 1911, and was copyrighted in 1935. Warner/Chappell Music acquired that copyright in 1988. You may have noticed that restaurant cha...  ...e early 1920s. That publication predates the 1935 copyr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/22/You-Are-Free-to-Sing-Happy-Birthday/
The Board Game Trial of the Century...

We recently linked had the story of how the game Monopoly was born, tracing it to Elizabeth Magie’s The Landlord’s Game, which she patented in 1903. Parker Brothers bought the rights to a derivative game in t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/02/The-Board-Game-Trial-of-the-Century/
Agloe, New York: The Town That Never Was...

Last week, Google Maps took an entire town away. W...  ...1925 map distributed by Socony gas stations as a copyright trap. Cartographers sometimes did that so they&rs...  ...lgoe on it was copied a lot.Among those countless copyright traps, Agloe achieved a rare distinction: The nam...

https://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Agloe-New-York-The-Town-That-Never-Was/
In the Jungle: The Story of "Mbube"...

"Mbube" by Solomon Linda And The Evening Birds 193...  ...cumentary and then a lawsuit, in which the song's copyright was reverted to Linda's heirs. Only then did Lind...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/In-the-Jungle-The-Story-of-Mbube/
Who Really Invented the Smiley Face?...

Fifty years ago, a graphic artist named Harvey Ros...  ...a hit, but neither Ball nor his company sought a copyright or a trademark.In the early 1970s, brothers Berna...  ...uo; to the smile, the Brothers Spain were able to copyright the revised mark in 1971, and immediately began p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Who-Really-Invented-the-Smiley-Face/
Anti-Piracy Website Pirates The Pirate Bay...

(L) The infamous The Pirate Bay (R) Finn...  ...nt and therefore we will sue them for copyright

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Anti-Piracy-Website-Pirates-The-Pirate-Bay/
The New Birthday Song Contest...

You probably sing the song "Happy Birthday To You"...  ...much in restaurants or movies because it's under copyright . The song's origin are not exactly clear, but it...  ...e song's origin are not exactly clear, but it was copyrighted in 1935. Through a series of purchases, the right...  ...he song for their fi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/02/The-New-Birthday-Song-Contest/
How Aunt Jemima Changed U.S. Trademark Law...

Imagine that you spent time and money developi...  ...bably take them to court! There are gray areas in copyright , though. How much of an idea is stolen or not, an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/how-aunt-jemima-changed-u-s-trademark-law/
The Diamond Sutra: The World's Oldest Copyleft Book...

In 1907, archaeologist Sir Marc...  ...dated printed book, but also the oldest copyright -free /public domain work as well! Links: H...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/11/the-diamond-sutra-the-worlds-oldest-copyleft-book/
Everything is a Remix (part four)...

(vimeo link) Kirby Ferguson has released the fo...  ...he concept of intellectual property, patents, and copyrights

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/17/everything-is-a-remix-part-four/
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