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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted July 24, 2008 19:09      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was reading this month's alumni magazine and this JOT picture popped out at me.
http://harvardmagazine.com/2008/07/commencement-confetti.html

(And my mother said reading cartoons would never get you anywhere...)

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Snaggy

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Icon 7 posted July 24, 2008 21:40      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ah cool. :-)

The good news is they asked if they could use it. The bad news is that they didn't tell me they were going to chop off our title, copyright info, and URL.

[ohwell]

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tweety
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Icon 1 posted July 25, 2008 10:18      Profile for tweety   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congrats on the Harvard thing, but sorry to hear they left out the really important parts.

Good news is that you automatically own the copyrights by just having produced it (at least in the US). Next time, make sure the agreement is that they leave some identifying info, like URL, or title. The caption Harvard provided, without careful reading, seemed to give credit for the cartoon to the prof:

quote:
At the fiftieth-reunion symposium on societal and climate change, professor of biological oceanography James J. McCarthy illustrated his remarks with this polar-bear perspective on what is in store.


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Icon 1 posted July 25, 2008 11:19      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
tweety: The caption *directly below* the comic reads:
quote:

Cartoon by Nitrozac and Snaggy

They both have nearly perfect Google SERPs, so I don't think there's too much confusion there.

It absolutely should have had the original image with borders, or the content clearly reprinted, but I don't think there's any doubt who did it. (And for this mixup, remuneration should be made to N+S. [Big Grin] )

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Icon 1 posted July 25, 2008 12:42      Profile for tweety   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
dman oops, didn't see that one. Maybe that explains why I never got into Harvard. Oh, wait, I never applied. [Big Grin]

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted July 25, 2008 19:46      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
It absolutely should have had the original image with borders, or the content clearly reprinted, but I don't think there's any doubt who did it.

In the print magazine it was clearer text.
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Icon 3 posted July 28, 2008 13:27      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I contacted them and the good folks at Harvard have very nicely have changed the online version to be much more cartoonist-friendly.

Thanks Harvard!

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