Stock art for a new Gilded Age

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/31/wide-boys.html

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Rawthuh dashing and dapper, eh Smootly old boy?

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roger stone?

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Their feet are very small…

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Does this mean we can retire Rich Uncle Pennybags?

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Now just wait for the dating simulator.

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@doctorow I was going to upload these to Wikimedia Commons but I went to the source and I am not sure the scans are public domain (I could be under/over caffeinated though)

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People who claim scans are “derivative works” are mostly bluffing.

Bridgeman v. Corel settled that scans of public domain images are usually not newly copyrightable, just because it’s a scan.

There needs to be a significant “spark of originality” in a derivative work. It’s not just how much work it takes to make a scan.

You probably can’t re-use the specific set they’ve chosen to reproduce as a complete set elsewhere. If someone makes a “Top Ten Paintings of the Renaissance” you can’t wholesale grab the whole collection and republish it as the same thing. But you can use each scan of a public domain work individually.

If non-creative scans were re-copyrightable, then the Internet Archive would hold more intellectual copyrights than Disney.

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