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by Sajah
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork
Replies: 12
Views: 2338

Re: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork

Hi Andy,

Many thanks for the clarification. I think I now have a much better understanding of the whole issue of copyright law around manufactured vs handmade dolls and the like.
by Sajah
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork
Replies: 12
Views: 2338

Re: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork

Hi Andy, Thanks for clarifying this. So basically you're saying that it should be safe for me to go ahead with using Chinese-manufactured/mass-produced dolls in my photographic work, and that I can make the work commercially available/sell it even if the dolls have brand names or copyright symbols, ...
by Sajah
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork
Replies: 12
Views: 2338

Re: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork

Hi Andy, Thanks for the explanation. I do now have a better understanding of intellectual property law around handmade dolls vs. mass-produced ones. My previous query about ascertaining copyright status of manufactured dolls was partly because of what you said about the absence of a copyright symbol...
by Sajah
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork
Replies: 12
Views: 2338

Re: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork

Hi again Andy, Many thanks for explaining this - you really sound like an expert on the subject!! So basically are you saying that mass-produced objects such as factory-reproduced dolls, even ones sold under brand names, are very unlikely to carry copyright, but that this is not impossible, and in o...
by Sajah
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork
Replies: 12
Views: 2338

Re: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork

Hi Andy, many thanks for clarifying this, very helpful. So if as you say most mass-produced toys are not subject to copyright, then if I purchase a mass-produced doll, doll body part or figurine (such as an artificial bird or animal) made in China, if there is no copyright symbol to be found anywher...
by Sajah
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork
Replies: 12
Views: 2338

Re: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork

Hi Andy, many thanks for the info. So would it be legally permissable to use photos containing the dolls commercially, i.e. to sell to the public, publishers etc. if there is no copyright on them, including branded dolls/doll bodies/heads, if I conceal the brand name? Also, you mention copyright on ...
by Sajah
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork
Replies: 12
Views: 2338

Use of Chinese figurative dolls in commercial artwork

I'm a photographer, and have been looking at various Chinese-manufactured jointed and 'flexible' dolls on Ebay. I would like to know if it would be legally permissable to use the dolls in my photographs that I would be able to sell commercially if there is no evidence of any copyright symbol on them...