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.
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.
We are proud to announce the initial opening of the Professor Ann Bartow Copyright Collection. This is a collection of items related to famous copyright infringement cases. It is located in the IP Library next to the Shaw Reading Area. Coming soon will be more signs explaining each item.