Madeline, a sixth grader visited American Memory Staffers, Susan Veccia (of Learning Page and Institute fame), Leni Donlan (AMF '98, etc.), and Emily Howie (NDL's law librarian) in February to ask about rights issues relating to art on the Internet. She and I also had an email correspondence about some images on LC's website. Well, Madeline and her partners Katie and Kim finished their website (with error corrections and other edits to follow) and invited us to take a peek.
Folks here at the library seem to like it, so I thought I'd forward the information on to y'all.
Read the Interview with Susan, Leni, and Emily, and read what the sixth graders have to say about art rights in "From PokemonŽ to Picasso, Art Rights and Wrongs", at <http://library.thinkquest.org/J001570> Their project just won the Silver Award in Thinkquest Junior's Art and Literature category. Thinkquest Junior is a national contest and Thinkquest Challenge is an international competition.
The site has a definite designed-by-kids look. It also makes the rights issues pretty understandable.
Elizabeth L. Brown
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