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by AndyJ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: 19th Century Newspapers that are still in existence
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: 19th Century Newspapers that are still in existence

Hi thebedfordfox, I think you are on fairly safe ground in concluding that these newspaper contents are now in the public domain. The law at the time said that the copyright term was the lifetime of the author plus 50 years, and this did not change until 1995 and the 20 year extension only affected ...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Bearing in mind that as I am not your legal advisor I cannot advise you on the specific conduct of your litigation. But yes I think that submitting your counter-offer at this stage, along with the explanation I mentioned earlier in this thread about how you arrived at the figure in your offer, that ...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi balkan, I am slightly mystified by all this. I would be surprised that, if an agency (eg Getty ir Shutterstock etc) is the rights holder, they would be using the services of PicRights as agencies would normally deal direct with anyone they suspected of infringement. PicRights tend to offer their ...
by AndyJ
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards

Hi Helen, That's disappointing. As he is now aged 64 it's possible he's either retired or is only working part time. I think a phone call to his chambers would be the best next step, as you will then know if he is still working there. Plus if you are able to speak to him, you should be able to quick...
by AndyJ
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet use of Images and Text
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Internet use of Images and Text

Hi Roger, As you use Wordpress which supports HTML coding, you can use the <FRAMESET>, <FRAME> and <BASE> tags to create frames, but obviously you need to be relatively familiar with HTML coding to go down this route. I'm not sure how PHP handles the equivalent to frames. But really if you just want...
by AndyJ
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet use of Images and Text
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Internet use of Images and Text

RogerFarnworth wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:14 pm
My last post should have said that I do not host adverts on my site. Not quite sure how that ended up say something muddled.
No problem. I've corrected it for you.
by AndyJ
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet use of Images and Text
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Internet use of Images and Text

Hi Roger,

I am entirely happy for you to use that extract on your blog. The main purpose of these forums is to inform people about copyright, and although the site invokes copyright protection on behalf of contributors generally, I personally do not when it comes to my postings.
by AndyJ
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet use of Images and Text
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Internet use of Images and Text

Hi Roger, You have been very thorough, which is a lot more than can be said of some users on the internet who seem to hold the view that just about anything can be taken and re-used because someone else has published it; it's the re-tweeting philosophy taken to extremes. If you and your blog are bas...
by AndyJ
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Artwork
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Artwork

Hi Lminto, The signature and quote shouldn't pose any problems because they fall within the section 30(1ZA) exception for the purpose of quotation. I think you can rely on the second part of subsection 1ZA(d) not to provide a credit because it would be impractical in the circumstances. However I wou...
by AndyJ
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

I have read the following information elsewhere: "If you have infringed copyright primarily, the damages would not be limited to the charge they would normally ask for that image. The charge for using it lawfully is usually the starting point for infringement, with the damages increasing from that ...
by AndyJ
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi balkan, It is important that you make these people aware that you know that if they take you to court, any damages would be based on the loss sustained by the copyright owner and no more, hence that is the basis of your counter offer. Expect a certain amout of fight back and bluster, but if you s...
by AndyJ
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi balkan, First of all if you haven't already done so, remove the disputed image from your website immediately. You don't mention anything about the photo which is in dispute or how long they are claiming it has been in use, but I think it's fair to say that a four figure sum is likely to be wholly...
by AndyJ
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Claiming Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Claiming Copyright

I suppose a test would be if I took some prints from the Mother in laws postcard and offered them for sale and see if a legal challange is raised... :D That would be a great idea. You could shut down a claim like that in a matter of minutes because if you perfomed your own scan of an out-of-copyrig...
by AndyJ
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Claiming Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Claiming Copyright

Hi sassanach, The facetious answer is that yes anyone can claim copyright in just about anything. However they may not have a valid claim. In the case you have cited, it would seem highly unlikely that any new copyright has been created by whoever has digitised these postcards. The law says that a c...
by AndyJ
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Knitting patterns and character copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Knitting patterns and character copyright

Hi Sally, Ah yes, that does make a bit of a difference. The knitting pattern does result in a copy of a copyright work or works if it incorporates the images of the actual characters, since they form a substantial part of Hergé's work. But assuming that the pattern maker has got a licence to produce...