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by AndyJ
Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Ceramics
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Ceramics

Hi nuttyspice, The shape and conformation of an item like this would only be protected by copyright if it was a work of artistic craftsmanship, such as a one-off piece of hand-thrown pottery or a sculpture. Anything which has been mass-produced will not be subject to copyright, but it may be protect...
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 09, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library

Hi Pat,

Thanks for the update. It is fairly rare to get this sort of report on the outcome, so it's much appreciated in this case.
Glad you can now put this experience behind you.

Andy
by AndyJ
Mon May 30, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights on behalf of Agence France-Presse
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: PicRights on behalf of Agence France-Presse

Hi Dave, Sorry about the delay in replying, I was away for the weekend. They tend to use bots to find infringing images in the first place and I doubt if the bots distinguish between commercial and private sites. It may be that a human then filters out the personal sites if they think they will have...
by AndyJ
Thu May 26, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights on behalf of Agence France-Presse
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: PicRights on behalf of Agence France-Presse

Hi Dave, I am surprised by the level of the Getty licence fees. However since they are that high, I agree that settling now makes sense. If they have said there's a letter coming you might as well wait for that to arrive as it may contain more details of their conditions for settling the claim. Obvi...
by AndyJ
Wed May 25, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights on behalf of Agence France-Presse
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: PicRights on behalf of Agence France-Presse

Hi Dave, Taking your last question first, it depends on your appetite for hassle, but I would not recommend just ignoring the claim. It sounds as though there may be a valid basis for a claim, although the amount being demanded is disproportionately high. If you found the image on AFP and Getty then...
by AndyJ
Mon May 23, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library

Hi Pat, Well done in establishing the true market value of this image. That figure should certainly form the basis of your counter-offer. I suggest that you do not specifically state that you are prepared to offer the same amount for the omission of a credit. You could say that as you know the actua...
by AndyJ
Sun May 22, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet Image - Unable to Locate Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Internet Image - Unable to Locate Owner

Hi again George, Yes, since Malta was a British colony at the relevant time, the 1911 Copyright Act applied to photographs made there also (see section 25 of the 1911 Copyright Act), so everything I mentioned before still stands. Without doing some more research I don't know off hand if the1862 Fine...
by AndyJ
Sat May 21, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet Image - Unable to Locate Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Internet Image - Unable to Locate Owner

Hi George, I think you are entirely right to assure yourself about the provenance and possible copyright status of any image you find on the internet. Assuming that you are reasonably sure that this photograph was produced by a British photographer (probably a professional working in a high street e...
by AndyJ
Sat May 14, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library

Pat, As I'm sure you know, Rights Managed licences are intended for one time use of an image for a specific purpose. The rate will usually depend on whether you are seeking any sort of exclusivity and would typically be calculated on the normal number of visits your website receives over a given per...
by AndyJ
Fri May 13, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library

Hi Pat, Yes, the type of operation here is pretty much the same as that of Permission Machine and the others. That is to say, it's perfectly legal, but lacks any moral credibility. Therefore you can adopt the same approach as we have suggested when dealing with Permission Machine (or KodakOne, Picri...
by AndyJ
Fri May 13, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement via Permission Machine, acting on behalf of Alamy
Replies: 66
Views: 8541

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

Hi Jimmy, As you have read the previous responses on this and, hopefully, some of the other threads which deal with much the same scenario, I'll jump straight to your specific questions. Yes, by all means acknowledge their email and let them know that the image has been removed. You can ask for a br...
by AndyJ
Wed May 11, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Music copyright- streaming
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Music copyright- streaming

Hi Andy, I'm not sure where you heard that you don't need permission to do a cover of a copyright song, but I'm afraid that's not correct. If you write different music then you may not need permission for that part, but you would still need permission to perform the lyrics (see section 19 of the Cop...
by AndyJ
Wed May 04, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 70
Views: 39500

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for coming back to the forum with the update. And well done with getting the amount reduced.
by AndyJ
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Altering and reselling a product - legal?
Replies: 16
Views: 29040

Re: Altering and reselling a product - legal?

Hi Adrh, I don't think you face any legal barriers to doing this. Neither trade mark law nor the commonlaw tort of passing off cover this type of occurence, as they are principally concerned with protecting a manufacturer or service provider against others trading on their name and reputation. There...