By Cory Doctorow at 7:01 am Thu, Jun 30, 2011
Pratt & Whitney - A bit waspy.
Hrmmm… time to rethink the design of my Vespa club logo?
For being from 1952, the resemblance of the body with the Dyson canister vacuum cleaner is uncanny….
Looks like a jet-powered dragonfly to me.
Sorry for being thick…where is the indication that this ad is public domain?
me slow also
Can someone explain how the ad is public domain and this image is not rights-encumbered? I’m genuinely curious.
IT came out in 1952 and copyrights only last 50 years is why.
What!?! No Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp?
Then how is the original Mickey Mouse still under copyright but this isn’t?
They passed a new law wrt that, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Term_Extension_Act
Am I the only one who’s recently read “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”? Deckard! DECKARD! Get out here! Your wasp is back!
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Yes, my understanding from the copyright mavens here at work is that the rule of thumb is 1922 or older are likely public domain.
Images from 1923 or newer could be under copyright.
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