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August 21, 2003, 03:56:06 PM
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« on: August 21, 2003, 03:56:06 PM »
I have found conflicting information about whether or not the J.Howard Miller "We Can Do It" Rosie the Riveter image is in the public domain. Is it still under copyright, and if so, who should be contacted to license its use?

Alice Flynn

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August 28, 2003, 01:56:58 PM
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2003, 01:56:58 PM »
We have been on vacation thus the delay in responding to your inquiry.

The "Rosie The Riveter - We Can Do It" illustration bears a copyright notice on numerous sites on which posters, etc. are sold.  This means (only) that the illustration is presumptively registered.

You can search by artist's name and/or title of work at www.copyright.gov, the official copyright office site to ascertain whether it is in fact registered.

There appears to be an official "Rosie The Riveter" site run by the "Rosie The Riveter Trust".  It did not respond to our request for licensing and copyright information. It may be worth your time and effort if you are ultimately unable to pin down an answer.


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September 03, 2003, 10:57:01 AM
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2003, 10:57:01 AM »
Thank you for the assistance. I am now stumped after searching copyright.gov on the illustrator's name, the title "We Can Do It" and "Rosie The Riveter".
No conclusive results.

Alice Flynn

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September 04, 2003, 11:14:45 AM
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2003, 11:14:45 AM »
Did you try the Rosie The Riviter Trust site?

You can also purchase via the net any of the products for sale bearing the copyright notice. Such items will frequently bear any or all of the following information:

 1.  Licensor
 2.  Licensee
 3.  Copyright holder (could be a corporate entity)
 4.  Manufacturer
 5.  Distributor

I have been told that  Rosie products are sold at the Smithsonian Gift Shop in Washington DC.  If true, phone them and a kind salesperson may be able to provide the above info.

Contacting one or more of the above ought give you your answer.    
   


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570 Lexington Ave.
17th Fl
NYC NY 10022
212.697.8777
ecglaw@aol.com
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2003, 01:06:43 PM »
I just got my Sept issue of Jack and Jill mag, and in it is a repro of the Rosie the Riveter illustration by NR with the following copyright info underneath:

1943-reprinted from SEP, CPC

No clue what SEP or CPC are, but maybe if you can decipher them it will help.

Paula
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September 06, 2003, 05:19:20 AM
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2003, 05:19:20 AM »
Alice,

I don't think it will help with your problem, but i thought you might get a kick out of this:
http://www.mcphee.com/amusements/current/11024.html
         

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