Uncle Sam mechanical banks have been on the American scene at least since June 8, 1886, when Design Patent No. 16,728, issued on a toy savings bank of its type. The basic delightful design has long since been in the public domain. The banks are well documented in collectors' books and known to the average person interested in Americana.
Bartow Copyright Collection
Shows the Supreme Court has been looking at copyright controversies for hundreds of years. Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., 188 U.S. 239 (1903)
In these actions for copyright infringement, plaintiff Saul Steinberg is suing the producers, promoters, distributors and advertisers of the movie "Moscow on the Hudson" ("Moscow"). Steinberg is an artist whose fame derives in part from cartoons and illustrations he has drawn for The New Yorker magazine.
A new addition to the Bartow Copyright Display are the two ablums that created a pretty large controversy.
The Bartow Collection expands its reach from the display case to the nearby walls of the IP Library. Street artist Shepard Fairey and The Associated Press settled a copyright dispute over who owned the rights to the iconic Obama “Hope” poster.
Jeff Koons sells his work for more than any other American living artist. Jeff Koons is not only an artist who can sell his work for millions of dollars, he is also often treated as a rock star. “I am enjoying every moment of this, I have to tell you,” he said in his remarks. “And I am enjoying it because I really believe in art, I really believe in the transcendence that it has given me, it has taught me how to feel.” Art critic Deborah Solomon has named him "the inflation artist".
A place where there isn't any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It's far, far away.
This is the first in a series of posts on the items in the newly curated Bartlow Copyright Collection. Professor Bartow has donated many of the physical props from famous copyright cases she uses in class to the IP Library. The collection compliments the Blair Patent Model Collection and the Baer : Father of Video Games Permanent Display. The first featured item arose a few years after the Law School was founded.
Walt Disney Prods. v. Air Pirates, 581 F.2d 751 (1988)