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by AndyJ
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Public Performance royalties from Film/Movie Sound Tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Public Performance royalties from Film/Movie Sound Tracks

Hi proactivist, Yes and yes. Cinemas and theatres need the appropriate licences to provide performances to the public of any work involving copyright, such as plays, music, films, poetry recitations, live bands etc. They normally have so-called blanket licences which cover them for a wide range of a...
by AndyJ
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Illustrated London News illustrations
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Illustrated London News illustrations

Hi spinasanctus, It rather depends on the type of illustration involved. If they are both photographs then I think you assesment is correct. However if they are engravings then the more recent illustration from 1951 will probably still be in copyright. The reason there is a difference, is that in th...
by AndyJ
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Account sharing
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Account sharing

Hi Mubuer, Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been away for a few days. No, that shouldn't have any copyright implications, as it has always been permisible to share a physical book which you own with friends. However things are slightly different with digital products like ebooks or music downlo...
by AndyJ
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Will this be a copyright infringement for Paw Patrol?
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Will this be a copyright infringement for Paw Patrol?

Hi nickerson576 I'm guessing from the wording of your post that you are based in the USA. If so, then the law we need to apply is the Copyright Act 1976 as amended. Section 107 of that Act allows certain forms of fair use of copyright works, provided that the copy meets a majority of the four main c...
by AndyJ
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Film Stills Pre-1969
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Film Stills Pre-1969

Hi Susan, Every still from a film is classed as a separate artistic work, as if they were individual photographs, and since the director died relatively recently, these stills are in copyright. I think you were assuming that. The joint owners of copyright in a film under UK law (see section 9(2)(ab)...
by AndyJ
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old books and the illustrations therein
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Re: Old books and the illustrations therein

Hi madhu, You are on pretty safe ground using these old illustrations without needing permission. I assume that there is no information about the identity of the individual artists who produced these original illustrations. If this applies in all cases you can jump straight to my fourth paragraph fo...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Motorsport email demand
Replies: 11
Views: 1821

Re: Motorsport email demand

Hi nilla, The way most picture agencies work is that they enter into a contract with photographers to market the photos for which the agency takes a fee - usually a percentage of what the agency can get in fees from their clients, the licensees. Obviously the agency needs the permission of the photo...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Motorsport email demand
Replies: 11
Views: 1821

Re: Motorsport email demand

Hi nilla, Before answering your last question, I want to jump to something you added to an earlier posting (Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:43 am). I had missed the bit about identfying the photographer. From what you put there it looks like the copyright belongs to the photographer, and Motorsport are just acti...
by AndyJ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copying Kanji using Handwriting
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Copying Kanji using Handwriting

Hi keith, This subject illustrates (sorry about the pun) the principle which is at the heart of copyright: the distinction between the idea and the expression of the idea. The former is not protected but the latter can be, provded that the work exhibits sufficient originality and reflects to some de...
by AndyJ
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: imagerights.com threat, advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: imagerights.com threat, advice needed

Hi beebaakid, As it appears you haven't logged in again since my posting above (although you may have seen it without logging in), I thought it might be helpful for you and others reading this thread, to indicate how the courts assess cases such the one you have outlined. This can best be illustrate...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: imagerights.com threat, advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: imagerights.com threat, advice needed

Hi beebaakid, If you haven't already seen this thread it's probably worth a read as it answers most of your questions. The amount of money they are seeking looks out of proportion to the alleged infringement, which is pretty much how these companies operate. It is interesting that in your case you d...
by AndyJ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?

Hi mike, As the picture agencies tend to monitor how their images are used, I suspect they would notice the unauthorised use quite quickly and ask for an additional payment to upgrade the licence. If the licensee failed to pay up, they could be liable an action through the courts for breach of contr...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: printed copies of words of hymns (church music)
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: printed copies of words of hymns (church music)

Hi Laura, Assuming that the words (lyrics?) are still protected by copyright when a licence ends, a new licence would not be required just to keep using the original printed copies, provided that the use is not for a commercial performance of the sacred music concerned. So for ordinary worship or ch...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?

The image I linked to earlier was from Wikimedia Commons, but I'm sure there are other sources of good quality images of van Gogh's works.
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?

Hi again, mike, Thanks for the clarification. What Deposit are talking about are licence terms. A copyright owner can set any limitations on how his/her work is used by others, and Deposit seems to have this rather complicated scheme for how its standard and extended licences can operate. That is a ...