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by AndyJ
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Portrait photos
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Portrait photos

Hi Squibbs, I'm glad you found the earlier reply helpful. The only other thing I can think of at present is that where the pictures of these rock and roll stars are concerned, given their commercial value, I would tend treat almost all of them as the work of professional or semi-professional photogr...
by AndyJ
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Portrait photos
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Portrait photos

Hi Squibbs, You highlight a perennial problem of how you can be certain that an image which has, ostensibly, been made available under a Creative Commons licence is truly what it claims to be. Just to take the two example sites you mention, Wikimedia Commons are fairly fastidious in checking the pro...
by AndyJ
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Vintage Printing Blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Vintage Printing Blocks

Hi kat,

On that basis, I don't think there will be any problems using the blocks to print up your own fabric.
by AndyJ
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Vintage Printing Blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Vintage Printing Blocks

Hi kat, We will need a little bit more information to be able to properly answer your question. I'm assuming that these blocks were originally intended for printing patterns or designs on fabric. Do you have any indication of their age or perhaps where they came from? Is the pattern/design relativel...
by AndyJ
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 18
Views: 9146

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

The only other point worth mentioning. I had paid the previous owner the hosting cost prior to transfer. Not sure if that makes any difference at all. I think this helps to establish that the previous owner was effectively responsible for the site and its contents up to the point where the registra...
by AndyJ
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: artworks
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: artworks

Hi again DOR, Thanks for the examples. I don't see any major problem with what you want to do, especially in the UK where, as I mentioned, copying less significant details from the original tends to be considered too insubstantial to amount to infringement. And even in the USA you would be able take...
by AndyJ
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 18
Views: 9146

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi Pete, Let's deal with your last question first. Although the legal system is different in Scotland, in the case of copyright the law is the same as in England and Wales ( section 157 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988). The only difference is that, if the rights owner wished to pursue ...
by AndyJ
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 20
Views: 17933

Re: Fabric Copyright

Hi gazsto, The trade mark issue only occurs when then fabric depicts trade marked characters which is actually quite rare. But as you say, care is needed not to fall foul of someone else's intellectual property. And to be fair to the owners of the rights, makers should analyse their motives when the...
by AndyJ
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: lockheed lounge
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: lockheed lounge

Hi Chub, Pieces of sculptural furniture like this are protected by copyright as artistic works. This was clarified in UK law recently by the removal of a section of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 which previously meant that most practical articles which were manufactured in quantity coul...
by AndyJ
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Kodakone asking payment for copyright infrigement
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Kodakone asking payment for copyright infrigement

Hi Harry, I don't think you need to appeal to their good nature by mentioning what you can afford. You are in a strong position legally to counter their ridiculous claim with something based on reality. And I think it will be when they realise the reality of their own poor position that they will ba...
by AndyJ
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 18
Views: 9146

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi Neil, I am not familiar with the day-to-day application of the South African law on copyright, which I believe is currently in the process of being amended, so treat what I say with a degree of caution. If you received the photograph in good faith then you should not be liable for primary infring...
by AndyJ
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Kodakone asking payment for copyright infrigement
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Kodakone asking payment for copyright infrigement

Hi Hakan, Thanks for the explanation about the euro issue. You are right that in Germany the law can provide additional protection for buildings (these are the architect's rights, not a photographer's) but that won't apply in your case since you, the photographer and the scene in question are all in...
by AndyJ
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Kodakone asking payment for copyright infrigement
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Kodakone asking payment for copyright infrigement

Hi Hakan, You have handled this well. You have done everything we would recommend, and based on what you have told us, you are in a strong position to fight this claim. The one thing you didn't mention was how long the image had been on your website. I assume that in making your counter offer you to...
by AndyJ
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Sports club website hacked with a picture - infringement claimed by rights organisation
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Sports club website hacked with a picture - infringement claimed by rights organisation

Hi oldsalt, Hacking is a criminal offence under section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and so you would not be liable for any infringement which directly resulted from a crime. However the difficulty you face is in being able to prove this was a hacking. Was the incident reported to anyone, like ...
by AndyJ
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Solicitor letter demanding super high fee for alleged copyright infrigement for image use
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Solicitor letter demanding super high fee for alleged copyright infrigement for image use

Hi James, I can't see any harm in naming the site, especially if it gives the impression that the image is being made available under a free-to-use licence such as Creative Commons. That would certainly support your narrative but, sadly, I'm not sure it will make a lot of difference: these people se...