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by AndyJ
Fri May 07, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of Premier League players names and numbers (different query to other post)
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Use of Premier League players names and numbers (different query to other post)

Hi futureguy, You are wise to consider getting a professional opinion before committing your business to any specific designs. As you are in Ireland you (and your adviser) need to consider both UK and EU law on the subject. At present the two are largely the same, but over time it is possible that t...
by AndyJ
Thu May 06, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of UK vintage magazine & newspaper ads
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Copyright of UK vintage magazine & newspaper ads

Hi ljcybergal, The normal rule is that if the author of the work is anonymous you may make reasonable assumptions about when they may have died, and thus determine, approximately, when 70 years have elapsed after the presumed date of death (see Section 57 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 198...
by AndyJ
Wed May 05, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.

Hi Terry, It is worth noting that in that case the two defendants LTEV and Plastic Head were both operated by the same individual. Although in law they were treated as separate entities, to all intents they were just different departments of the same organisation. The reason I flagged up the case fo...
by AndyJ
Wed May 05, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Selling Old Images
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Selling Old Images

Hi emxiie, Unfortunately there's no simple answer to your question. Which is another way of saying it depends... If someone has released an image under a CC0 licence, then provided they are the lawful owner of any copyright, then you could re-sell the images but you would need to attach the same CC0...
by AndyJ
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Stencil image cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Stencil image cutting

Hi xxsteve, Do the stencils come with any specific terms of use? If there is any copyright involved here it is probably in the stencils themselves as artistic works. I think there is an implied licence for you, as the purchaser of the stencils, to use them as you wish, unless there is some stipulati...
by AndyJ
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Publication Market vs PD rules
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Publication Market vs PD rules

Hi, There would be no problem with actors from outside the USA performing the work for publication in the US. Any liability would rest with the producer who, I assume, is in the USA and so would be operating under US law. It doesn't really matter if the actors were reading their parts in the UK or A...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement
Replies: 17
Views: 3787

Re: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement

Hi gsantos, If you read through this and the other threads which discuss claims from Pixsy, and also those from PicRights and KodakOne which operate in much the same way, you should see how we advise you handle this claim. Unfortunately finding a picture anywhwere on the internet, including Pinteres...
by AndyJ
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Lady who swallowed a fly
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Old Lady who swallowed a fly

Hi susand, Although at least one source* says that the poem is traditional, most acknowledge that the author of the best known version of the lyrics is Rose Bonne . Having only done a very quick search, I can't find out much about her but it appears she is still alive. Since I assume that you would ...
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Another (sad) Picright story
Replies: 11
Views: 865

Re: Another (sad) Picright story

Hi Graham, The Limitation Act 1980 does apply to copyright claims and you are right that the relevant period of time is 6 years. However the clock only starts ticking from the end of the event in question. So if the image complained about was removed in 2011, then in all probability the claim would ...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.

Hi Terry, On the off chance that you are still viewing the forum, here is a link to a recent case in which the issue of secondary infringement (among other issues) had to be decided. It concerned the making and selling of music on CD and vinyl, but the same principles apply to photographs. You only ...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.

Hi Terry, it is certainly possible that the copyright owner's first instinct would be to go after you but that doesn't mean that a court would accept a claim of that nature at face value. The weak point in this whole scenario is the assertion that the agency had issued a licence without the authoris...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.

Hi Terry, A copyright owner holds a number of rights, the main ones being: the right to make copies of a work or to authorise others to do so (the reproduction right), the right to distribute those copies (the distribution right) and the right to publish or make the work available to the public (the...
by AndyJ
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.

Hi again Terry, Liability for primary infringement through authorising the issue of copies without the permission of the copyright owner would exist whether or not there was secondary infringment. The liability wouldn't transfer; each party would be liable for its own specific part in the overall in...
by AndyJ
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.

Hi again terry, I'm glad this really was a hypothetical case. I just want to make it clear exactly what the law says about being liable or not for secondary infringement ( section 23 ) The copyright in a work is infringed by a person who, without the licence of the copyright owner [possesses, or use...
by AndyJ
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.

Hi Terry, I am not sure exactly what you mean by the term 'copyright free'. Normally stock agencies only deal with licences to use works which are in copyright. There have been instances where for example, Getty, have offered licences for works which had previously been made available under a creati...