Have you considered offering subscription to the magazine content through the website? I’d be interested in reading the full articles and cartoons online going back as far as you’ve digitized.
I live overseas in a small apartment and have no space to store magazines.
Comment by Adam Macqueen October 7, 2011 @ 11:24 am
I know it’s been considered, but one of the stumbling blocks is that legally, making an archive available counts as “re-publishing” – and in countless libel cases going back 50 years, the Eye was forced to promise not to do that with various stories. It would involve an awful lot of “redacting”, which wouldn’t really make anyone happy…
Comment by Stephen Buckley October 13, 2011 @ 8:49 pm
What about the older cartoons, the older strips (who has the copyright on those?), the older books, the posters, the advertisments and the in-house printed matter (announcements, invitations etc.)? – is there any chance of seeing them online rather than occasional exhibitions (as at the V & A now)?
When I worked for the Guardian, I was sent an enormous contract to sign – one clause of which forbids you from making disrespectful comments about the paper or any of its employees – that’s how right-on they are…