Copyright Aid Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in   Main siteC A Main Site 

Copyrighting 'likeness'

 
   Copyright Aid Forum Index -> Copyright Law

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Copyright Aid Forum Index -> Copyright Law
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
pilposh
New Member
New  Member


Joined: 07 Aug 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Copyrighting 'likeness' Reply with quote

hi there,

I run a very small internet web shop selling various items featuring a relatively famous pop musician.

I''m in the U.K obviously, and as far as I was aware, no-one (famous or otherwise) can copyright their own likeness.

Since I created the images, the copyright is mine. Is that correct?

I''ve just received quite a threatening letter from the pop musician''s merchandising companies lawyer, who happens to live in LA, USA. I guess he isn''t familiar with the British law. Does he really have a case?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sammy
New Member
New  Member


Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Not a copyright infringement --- but.... Reply with quote

I agree that this is not a copyright matter, but that does not mean that the merchandising company is wrong to object.

I am concerned that your actions could be seen as passing off or even counterfieting. I would suggest that you take this matter to a solicitor for a proper appraisal.

It does rather sound as though you are trading off the back of the musicians success. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Copyright Aid Forum Index -> Copyright Law All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
 

You must be logged in to post  Log inLog in
Want to join in? New members are always welcome  RegisterRegister & join the discussion

 

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group