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by AndyJ
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Postcard sending business
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Postcard sending business

Hi antgleb, Provided that you use the original postcards which you buy and don't make copies of them, there will be no infringement of copyright as you are not copying anything and you are not distributing the original cards other than in a way which the manufacturer intended the cards to be used. I...
by AndyJ
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of JRR Tolkien Elvish Script and Images
Replies: 8
Views: 7748

Re: Use of JRR Tolkien Elvish Script and Images

Hi Sally, Good to hear from you again. Downloading and using the tree image for commercial projects would not be advisible, but if this was just for a one-off personal project I think there would be negligable risk involved. The problem with the whole concept is that ignorance of the fact that somet...
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Trade marked items to hire
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Trade marked items to hire

Hi tajones, The purpose of trade mark protection is to prevent the buying public from being deceived or confused about the true origin of the goods or services they are considering buying. To that extent it mainly concerns the way in which a product is being offered to the public, such as advertisin...
by AndyJ
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: KJV copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: KJV copyright

Hi Timothy, Copyright can get very complicated, and so I don't blame you for being confused. Let's look at the issue as if Letters Patent and Copyright were in fact the same thing. Copyright is a territorial right created by statute and each nation has slightly different laws which govern how copyri...
by AndyJ
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: KJV copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: KJV copyright

Hi Timothy, To split hairs a bit, the King James Bible is not subject to copyright in the UK, however because of Letters Patent issued by the Crown, only the Queen's Printer may print, publish and distribute the KJV Bible within the UK and its Overseas Territories. The Copyright Designs and Patents ...
by AndyJ
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Using Designer napkins for home crafting items
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Using Designer napkins for home crafting items

Hi Crafty,

We've covered this topic a couple of times before, so take a look at these threads and see if they answer you questions:

Decoupage using Napkins
repurpose of purchased images from paper napkins/serviettes
Decoupage of Disney napkins onto items - copyright infringe
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Cartoon from Punch 1908
Replies: 9
Views: 5870

Re: Cartoon from Punch 1908

Good bit of sleuthing, Nick. Well done.
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 37
Views: 17847

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi justacog,

Thanks for the extra detail. Good luck with your negotiations.
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement
Replies: 15
Views: 2747

Re: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement

Nice one, Gabe! I hope your bullish approach works. Good luck
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement
Replies: 15
Views: 2747

Re: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement

Hi Gabe, It doesn't sound as if they know what they're talking about as you clearly had a valid licence, but just failed to apply all the licence terms. I would have advised you not to draw attention to that omission, but as you have, I don't think it fatally damages your position when it comes to m...
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 37
Views: 17847

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi Anthony, I am a bit confused. When you say that PicRights are after £240, is that explicitly stated in the email? Given the rates you quoted from Reuters and Adobe, £240 does seem excessive. It's hard to tell if the use, as you describe it, is editorial. However assuming that it is, I think you s...
by AndyJ
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Kodakone asking payment for copyright infrigement
Replies: 17
Views: 3570

Re: Kodakone asking payment for copyright infrigement

Hi MOGODONMAN867, As you will have seen from the other postings here, and in the similar threads about demands from Pixsy and PicRights, their standard method is to ask a high fee, and then drop it down if the person they are going after stands up to them and is prepared to negotiate a fairer settle...
by AndyJ
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement
Replies: 15
Views: 2747

Re: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement

Hi Gabe, You don't say exactly what Pixsy's claim concerns. Is it just that there was no credit, or are they claiming more general copyright infringement. If it is just the fact that a credit was omitted, that certainly wouldn't justify the sort of fee they are asking for. Failing to provide a credi...
by AndyJ
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using real tv shows / movies in fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Using real tv shows / movies in fiction

Hi Mr Punch, The dead can't be defamed, either here or in the USA. You are right that in the USA some states have so-called Publicity Rights laws which can protect certain personal characteristics for up to 70 years after a person's death.The most comprehensive of these is probably the Californian C...
by AndyJ
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PICRIGHTS LETTER FOR INFRINGEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: PICRIGHTS LETTER FOR INFRINGEMENT

Hi qwerty2021, Yes, section 2 of the Limitation Act 1980 would apply to copyright infringement, so after 6 years have elapsed from the point at which the tortious act ceased, then in normal circumstances claimant would be out of time to bring a claim. However that wouldn't apply in the case you ment...