Experts have welcomed the UK government’s decision to open up a range of data relating to healthcare, travel, house prices and weather forecasting.
The plan was announced in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement.
The government also said it would provide £10m to fund an Open Data Institute - to be headed up by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Releasing such data will bring its own challenges, think some.
» via BBC
The cartoon, called Hungry Hobos, was made in 1928 but the original film of it has been missing since before the Second World War.
The black and white film starred Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who was the prototype of Mickey Mouse.
Walt Disney made 26 films with Oswald in before he started his own company and changed the character into a rodent.
The features and behaviour of Oswald are clearly those of Mickey Mouse - a character that has endured ever since.
So yep, just reinstating Disney’s tendency to stealing someone else’s creativity.
SHOW TRAILER! SHARE OPEN ACCESS WORLDWIDE PEOPLE
Coming soon to your collection of videos with no rights reserved – a SHOW documentary will reflect on how students in Croatia were introduced to the Copyleft movement, Creative Commons licensing, Open Projects, Open Content movement, Open Access movement and the Right to Research Coalition action. Stay tuned, for we may offer you a New Year Surprise and include you in a conversation about a chance for the world of open values.
Copyright Infringement of our own minds? So who’s gonna sue me first?
Note: Winning art by Filip Badurina, submitted to SHOW art contest on the subject of intellectual property.