You might want to think twice the next time you snap a photo containing Canadian currency: the Royal Canadian Mint says that it holds copyright over those images.
It recently informed Nova Scotia folk musician Dave Gunning that he would need to pay licensing fees for the artwork used in his upcoming album No More Pennies. Set to be released on September 18th, the album art features three photographs that contain Canadian pennies (depicted as a sun, as train wheels, and on a table), designed to pay tribute the fact that the pennies were discontinued this year.
Photographer Chris Keeny came up with a nifty design for a pinhole camera made using an Altoids mint tin. It’s pretty fancy too, utilizing a re-loadable film take-up spool that uses a metallic turn key to advance the film.
No, these aren’t movie stills from the upcoming Tron movie. Evan Ackerman over at BotJunkie wanted to know exactly how the Evolution Robotics’ Mint went about cleaning an open space, so he shot long exposure photographs of the robot sweeping and then mopping. Yay for automated light painting!
BotJunkie Review: Evolution Robotics Mint (via Wired)