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Submission + - Relinquishing copyright on death

dadioflex writes: Whitney Houston's death prompted Sony to make a mistake that would have seen their profits from her album sales quadruple, or more.

I was browsing wikipedia, looking at comics and their creators, and saw that Dave Sim has made arrangements for the copyright to his revolutionary Cerebus comics to be transferred to the Public Domain on his death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Sim#Cerebus

My initial thought was "wow", an already cool guy got a lot cooler.

So I want to Ask Slashdot, have any other creators arranged to give away, or given away, the copyright to their works to the vast mass of humanity when they die?

Submission + - "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall 1

Trax3001BBS writes: ""For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall"

Source http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/newsreleases/articles/146885.php

"Previous efforts to synthesize the tremendous adhesive power of gecko feet and pads were based on the qualities
of microscopic hairs on their toes called setae"

http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/11/07/1615221/gecko-inspired-tape-can-be-reused-thousands-of-times
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/08/29/0019240/gecko-inspired-robot-climbs-walls-at-stanford
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/03/06/01/208205/gecko-feet-inspire-sticky-tape
http://science.slashdot.org/story/06/12/11/0430240/scientists-developing-commercially-viable-synthetic-gecko
To list a few."

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