Did You Know?
Many of your favorite family games have been around for decades or even centuries. Most were originally designed as something quite different from what they are today. For example, The Checkered Game of Life was the first—and actually the only—board game invented by Milton Bradley and was created as a "moral" game to teach children about the benefits of leading a virtuous life.
"When is a Chair Just a Chair" and Other Annoying Copyright Questions
Last year, the UK decided to repeal a part of its copyright law that enforced a drastically reduced copyright term for "industrially exploited artistic works" including "works of artistic craftsmanship"—in other words, the industrial design of manufactured objects that are primarily functional, like appliances and furniture.