Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dilbert for only $19.99!

Now for the earthshaking import blog post, you can now legally use Dilbert cartoons for use on your web site, and in your documentation, for less than $20. Buy them from the Official Dilbert Strip-O-Matic.   Scott explains why:

"The old way of licensing Dilbert was so cumbersome that I spent a lot of time convincing people they shouldn't even try. My end of the conversation usually involved something like "Just use it without permission and don't tell me about it." When pressed for an explanation as to why doing such a seemingly simple thing would be a nightmare, I launched into my explanation of copyright protections, lawyers, contracts, approval processes, and all the phone calls, faxes, e-mails, and cursing involved to get a tiny license for a limited use. It was a good way for me to experience self-loathing with a dollop of someone else loathing me at the same time."

As someone who did go through that old "cumbersome" process to properly license the past strip on getting requirements from the customer, I wonder if I can get a refund of the difference in price? Probably means dealing with the Accounting Trolls...;-)

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