says: "A wonderful man named Peter Maresca has restored 110 of Windsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland strips as they appeared in newspapers. The book is 21 by 16 inches.
"That's cool enough for BoingBoing, I know -- but think about the copyright issue. The strips in this collection ran from 1905-1910 and thus are in the public domain. The artist and heirs had their protection and reward some time ago.
"Now, 100 years later, the public that granted the limited exclusivity of copyright gets to reap in the greater benefit of cultural heritage being shared more widely.
"This is a perfect case, too: the comics collector self-published this $120 book and has no idea if he'll recoup the expense, according to The New York Times.
"The poor fellow stayed awake for nearly 60 hours while the book was printed in Malaysia. He should have brought a pal to spell him--he slept through a signature (not a 'page' as the Times would have it) and obviously thinks it wasn't up to par."
The book was launched at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum yesterday.
David Robinson used the data from the 28,657 people who self-selected to take the Stack Overflow survey to investigate the relationship between programmer pay and the conventions of using either tabs or spaces to mark indents, and found a persistent, significant correlation between using spaces and bringing home higher pay.
It’s the end of an era, sort of: Fraunhofer IIS, the developers of the MP3 audio compression format, announced that they are ceasing their licensing program. In a blog post, spokesman Matthias Rose says that it’s had a good 20-year run and is obsolete. But it’s also true that the decoding patents expired last year, […]
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If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, consider replacing your pillows before dropping hundreds on a new mattress. You can give your tired neck a break with a 2-pack of memory foam pillows, available now in the Boing Boing Store.Each of these pillows is stuffed with cooling polyurethane foam that molds to your […]
Although flagship smartphones are unlikely to adopt heavy-duty outer casing anytime soon, you can always prepare your device for the outdoors with a beefy case and and an external battery like this Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack, available in the Boing Boing Store for $119.95.The Nomad Tile can fully recharge an iPhone 7 over three times […]
Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? […]