22 9 / 2014

skunkbear:

So photographer David Slater wants Wikipedia to remove a monkey selfie that was taken with his camera. As you can see from this screen shot, Wikipedia says no: the monkey pressed the shutter so it owns the copyright.

We got NPR’s in-house legal counsel, Ashley Messenger, to weigh in. She said:

Traditional interpretation of copyright law is that the person who captured the image owns the copyright. That would be the monkey. The photographer’s best argument is that the monkey took the photo at his direction and therefore it’s work for hire. But that’s not a great argument because it’s not clear the monkey had the intent to work at the direction of the photographer nor is it clear there was “consideration” (value) exchanged for the work. So… It’s definitely an interesting question! Or the photographer could argue that leaving the camera to see what would happen is his work an therefore the monkey’s capture of the image was really the photographer’s art, but that would be a novel approach, to my knowledge.

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22 9 / 2014

fripperiesandfobs:

Worth evening dress, late 1900’s
From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev

fripperiesandfobs:

Worth evening dress, late 1900’s

From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev

21 9 / 2014

peregrintoolc:

I’m thankful for all the different ways I can eat potatoes

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21 9 / 2014

scottfoss:

I asked my roommate what she would wish for if she were a magical girl in Madoka, and then this wonderful mess poured out of her mouth.

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21 9 / 2014

topographygo:

i scrolled down for an explanation and there was none

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21 9 / 2014

21 9 / 2014

fripperiesandfobs:

Jacques Fath evening ensemble, spring/summer 1948

From Kerry Taylor Auctions via LiveAuctioneers

21 9 / 2014

Sleepy Hollow S1 Gag Reel

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21 9 / 2014

The Harry Potter series American edition cover art by Mary GrandPré (x)

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20 9 / 2014

fripperiesandfobs:

DIor evening dress ca. 1956

From Kerry Taylor Auctions via LiveAuctioneers