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by AndyJ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Printing of soundwave with artist name/song title
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Printing of soundwave with artist name/song title

Hi SillyPooPooFace (possibly one of the more original member names we have on here) As you correctly identify, the soundwave image has no copyright protection, either in respect of the song or in itself as a simple image. A title of a track or song is unlikely to be registered as a trade mark and so...
by AndyJ
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Demand
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Pixsy Email Demand

Hi Fatty, I think you have rather missed the OP's original point. The Pixsy claim was for the Flickr image - see the third paragraph of his first posting. Hence all the stuff about what is due to the other photographer (ie not the one responsible for the Flickr image) is irrelevant since Pixsy is no...
by AndyJ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: YouTube copyright notice
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: YouTube copyright notice

Hi Mubuer, The main sort of misrepresentation would be that the person filing the DMCA notice was not the actual owner of the copyright. A would not misrepresent the facts just because it was not obvious that something was fair use. The balancing act which the court has to go through in order to dec...
by AndyJ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: YouTube copyright notice
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: YouTube copyright notice

Hi Mubuer, The important thing to note is that as Youtube is a US company their general terms and conditions originally specified that their site will be governed by US law (specifically the laws of the State of California) but since 2007 they have adopted a policy of 'localisation' in which users i...
by AndyJ
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film

Hi again am, Yes, what you outline sounds fine. Certainly discussing the items or referring to them shouldn't be an issue. The only aspect in which copyright might impinge on what you want to do is how you render things like the covers of comics or DVDs etc. Say for instance you wish to include the ...
by AndyJ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film

Hi Mr Punch, As I indicated in my first reply there's really very little to do with copyright in these examples and I don't want to get sidetracked into talking about defamation law. But as you indicate, big companies like McDonalds or Disney, employ teams of lawyers to protect both their intellectu...
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film

Hi MrPunch It's worth reminding ourselves exactly what rights copyright bestows on a copyright owner. The main ones are listed below. You can see the complete list as set out in UK law here . The right of reproduction aka copying. The right of distribution is the right to authorize the making availa...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is this considered copyright?
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Is this considered copyright?

Hi Booop, My opinion isn't really relevant here. Yes, there is a certain amount of similarity in the graphic styles, but I suspect that if you did a bit of googling you would probably find images by other artists which incorporated many of the same elements. Certainly the deep orange and black colou...
by AndyJ
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film

Hi adventuremaster, I am not entirely clear if your animation features real objects and uses something like stop-motion to create the action, or whether you are entirely drawing the scenes, cartoon-style, or possibly a mixture of both. If you are drawing the scenes, try to make the background object...
by AndyJ
Thu May 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: 1971 Book cover
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: 1971 Book cover

Hi riebennacht, I would guess that Penguin acquired the copyright when they commissioned the engraving, but even if this was not the case and Diana Bloomfield retained ownership of the copyright, Penguin will probably have insisted on having an exclusive licence to use the engraving and so I suggest...
by AndyJ
Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wedding Venue Copyright Infringement
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Wedding Venue Copyright Infringement

Hi again Satele, Yes, I'm sorry, I should have been more specific in my previous reply. In the letter, I suggest that you need to briefly set out the background to the claim, in such a way that a third party would understand the situation. In particular you could refer to the email in which you gave...
by AndyJ
Fri May 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wedding Venue Copyright Infringement
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Wedding Venue Copyright Infringement

Hi Satele, The extensive use of your images without permission is infringement and you are entitled to compensation in the form of damages. I suspect that the fact that you allowed them to link to your blog has been taken by them to amount to permission for the wider use. However since it appears yo...
by AndyJ
Thu May 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fair dealing usage of image in scholarly publication
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Fair dealing usage of image in scholarly publication

Hi aggy_b, A lot depends on the context in which the picture is needed. If it is in connected with criticism of either the photograph itself or another copyright work with which the photograph is closely linked (say a still from a film where the oeuvre of a film director was being examined) then tha...
by AndyJ
Tue May 21, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Creating things out of fabric ?
Replies: 5
Views: 5320

Re: Creating things out of fabric ?

Hi kismet, Yes, both of those examples would be perfectly legal. As you mention the exhaustion of rights covers any copyright issues, and even if the characters depicted on the fabric were registered as trade marks, you would not infringe the trade mark by re-fashioning the fabric into something els...
by AndyJ
Thu May 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Unpublished recipes copyright law
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Unpublished recipes copyright law

Hi Eddie, When you say there may not be an heir, do you mean that there was no will, or that there were absolutely no surviving relatives? If the author died intestate then there are rules for how the estate would be passed on. These rules vary slightly depending on where in the UK the author died, ...