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by AndyJ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copying Kanji using Handwriting
Replies: 1
Views: 108

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: 3
Views: 160

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: 3
Views: 160

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: 441

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: 197

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: 441

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: 441

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 ...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

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

Hi mike, I hope I have understood your question correctly. You would like to use an image from a stock agency on the cover of a notepad or note book, but the photo agency is claiming that would require permission unless the inclusion of the image on the cover was merely incidental. Copyright will ex...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Post Not Showing Why ?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Post Not Showing Why ?

Hi mike,
Unfortunately due to the amount of spam the site receives, the initial posting by a new member has to be approved by a moderator before it goes on a forum. Your two postings are now up.
by AndyJ
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Motorsport email demand
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Motorsport email demand

Hi nilla, A lot will depend on whether the photographer is a freelance or a staff photographer. Chances are if he (or she) is a freelance they will have retained the copyright and just licensed Motorsport to use it themsleves, or to act as agents on behalf of the photographer. The copyright in the w...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Motorsport email demand
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Motorsport email demand

Hi nilla, Thanks for the additional information. It appears from Wikipedia that Motorsport Images is a racing and automotive photo and technical drawing archives with over 23M assets under management. The group is made up of a portfolio of leading motorsport and automotive photo agencies, including ...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Motorsport email demand
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Motorsport email demand

Hi nilla, I'm not entirely clear who the 'Motorsport' you refer to is (this one , maybe?). Not that it matters that much, as assuming that it owns the copyright in the disputed image, they do have a right to pursue any unlicensed use of thier images. However, like you, I would say that the retrospec...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Content posting rules for social media business pages - What can I do to stay safe?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Content posting rules for social media business pages - What can I do to stay safe?

Hi needham, Let's start with your statement " I have gathered that it is an infringement to post memes for commercial purposes ". This is not strictly true. It may be that if you quoting a meme you could be covered by the quotation exception , although this is debatable. But with that particular exc...
by AndyJ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Designer vs employer design copyrights
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Designer vs employer design copyrights

Hi Jp_UK, As the websites you designed were done in the course of your emplyment, section 11(2) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 says that the employer is the first owner of the copyright in the work that you created. The fact that the agency has now ceased to exist doesn't mean ...
by AndyJ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Can I reproduce in a book forum material?
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Can I reproduce in a book forum material?

Hi ferguson, Sorry, I should have clarified both those points. No, the language doesn't matter, and the basic principles are the same where ever you are based within the EU as the overall law is that of the EU, although each member state applies its own nuances. As it happens, Irish copyright law is...