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by AndyJ
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Distribution of copyrighted work
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Distribution of copyrighted work

Hi Helen, I can understand the problem of funding legal advice. The cost can soon mount up! Taking your second question first, you may indeed pursue both defendants, since they have both in their own way deprived you of income to which you are entitled. However I am not entirely clear about your pre...
by AndyJ
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Distribution of copyrighted work
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Distribution of copyrighted work

Hi Helen First of all your last posting got inserted twice so I've deleted the second one, I hope that's OK with you. And, yes, I think you have the legal situation pretty well correct, as I see it based on what you have told us. Just one correction. You said "the company who received the image...
by AndyJ
Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Distribution of copyrighted work
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Distribution of copyrighted work

Hi Helen, From what you have said here, it sounds as if the contractor may be liable for primary infringement for copying and supplying the images ( section 17 ) and the company is liable for secondary infringement in possessing and distributing the unlicensed images in the course of business ( sect...
by AndyJ
Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Movie Sync
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Movie Sync

Hi budgie, The answer is yes, the composer's estate does have to agree to the sync rights, but the key to the puzzle will/ought to lie in the wording of the exclusive licence the composer granted to the record company. As I read your explanation the composer was the producer of the recording and thi...
by AndyJ
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Tools the Enable Copyright Infringement
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Tools the Enable Copyright Infringement

Hi Jon, Taking someone else's code and incorporating it into your own code could be infringement by copying provided that the amount copied was 'substantial' and was itself 'original'. Those two words are in inverted commas because they have a special meaning within this context. Substantial means t...
by AndyJ
Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement via Permission Machine, acting on behalf of Alamy
Replies: 70
Views: 9025

Re: Copyright infringement via Permission Machine, acting on behalf of Alamy

Hi Habbers,

The existence of the image on their site and the watermark are relatively conclusive on the copyright ownership issue. So as long as you have information about their normal licence fee, you should be able make a counter offer, if you wish.
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Tools the Enable Copyright Infringement
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Tools that Enable Copyright Infringement

Yes, script would count as software for copyright purposes, as does HTML, XML etc.
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Tools the Enable Copyright Infringement
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Tools the Enable Copyright Infringement

Hi Jon, Thanks for the detailed explanation. Just to be clear on my part: 'software' in the copyright context is synonymous with 'executable code'. It does not include arrays, data tables (which would be classed as databases) or data/object files such .wav, .mpeg or jpeg etc. A compiler/decompiler i...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Copyright Images in On-line Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Copyright Images in On-line Forum

Hi again Jon, Provided that the admins and moderators of the site do not pre-moderate* postings on the forum, they will not be liable for any copyright infringement perpetrated by a user. This is on the proviso that once the site admin is informed of the alleged infringement, they remove the item 'e...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Tools the Enable Copyright Infringement
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Tools the Enable Copyright Infringement

Hi scruffy, Quite a bit to unpick here. As you are probably aware, software is treated as if it was a work of literature when it comes to copyright protection. In the modern age this is clearly nonsense, but it goes back to a time when all the instructions in a program were typed out manually so the...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old music concert ticket stubs turned into prints?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Old music concert ticket stubs turned into prints?

Hi Dave, First all I don't think you need to worry about whether the promoter and or the concert was in the UK or USA. The law is largely the same in both jurisdictions, except that the US doesn't have the typographical layout provision I mentioned previously, and the fair use doctrine in the USA wo...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Print 3D models to sell
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Print 3D models to sell

Hi artemisclark, Assuming that you produce the designs yourself or have permission to use someone else's work, this should be OK. However be careful to base your designs on a number of source materials, as copying a single photograph, for instance, would infringe the copyright of the photographer. T...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old music concert ticket stubs turned into prints?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Old music concert ticket stubs turned into prints?

Hi Dave Practically speaking I don't think you need to worry about copyright here. As you indicate, the tickets are not literary works because the information printed on them is entirely factual; since they do not appear to have any artistic content they would not qualify as arttistic works. At most...
by AndyJ
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Copyright Statement with Dates
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Copyright Statement with Dates

Hi Jon, The dates have no real significance. There is no legal requirement to provide a copyright notice, but doing so at least reminds anyone who encounters your software that copyright exists and it may deter some people from infringing your copyright. Where a copyright notice is displayed, you ha...
by AndyJ
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 77
Views: 40109

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi Jon, Whether or not your site itself was or is for commercial purposes, (ie offering content which needs to be paid for) is less relevent than the purpose of the illustration. You mentioned previously that the image was used as a filler and in fact any similar image would have done just as well. ...