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by AndyJ
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Newspapers and old photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Old Newspapers and old photos

Hi Victoria, The Daily Sketch title is owned by DMG Media , owners of among other titles, the Daily Mail. That said, according the British Newspapers Archive web site, all inquiries about using images from the Daily Sketch should be addressed to the Mary Evans Picture Library . However, since the ph...
by AndyJ
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Newspapers and old photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Old Newspapers and old photos

Hi again ATMOSBOB, I would certainly agree that where a reporter writes something which the speaker didn't actually say then, provided that the misattributed part is substantial enough, the reporter (or more likely his employer) will be able to claim copyright in that part of an article or news stor...
by AndyJ
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Images on public blog
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Images on public blog

Hi concentrik, It is recognised that when it comes to criticism of artistic works, it will frequently be necessary to include the whole work in order that the reader can actually see the aspect of the image being commented on. Obviously if you are providing a critique of a photographer's style and a...
by AndyJ
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is this kind of parody legal?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Is this kind of parody legal?

Hi James, It is worth mentioning at the outset that there are two different aspects to this: the strictly legal one and the real-world reaction of the owner of the franchise for the original show. Companies like Endemol etc make a great deal of money by licensing the formats they create and conseque...
by AndyJ
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Images on public blog
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Images on public blog

Hi concentrik, What you want to do - criticism and review of copyright works - is permitted under the fair dealing exception contained in section 30 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, and there is no prohibition of this being done in a forum or blog which is accessible by the public. Who...
by AndyJ
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Newspapers and old photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Old Newspapers and old photos

Hi ATMOSBOB, I supsect that what the newspapers you dealt with were relying on is the Walter v Lane decision, which effectively said that a journalist owned the copyright in his recording of the words of a speaker, either through shorthand or via a tape recorder (the latter would actually qualify as...
by AndyJ
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 23
Views: 739

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, I wish you the best of luck with your claim, although it sounds as if you won't need luck as you seem well prepared for what comes next. As you have now commenced formal litigation, I am not able to offer any specific advice on your case (assuming you would wish me to!), but of course we can...
by AndyJ
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Taxes for broadcasters in Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Taxes for broadcasters in Europe

Hi EmaM As this forum is all about copyright, I'll assume that you want to known about fees and levies etc in connection with the use of copyright material by broadcasters. My second assumption is that you are referring to the European Union, rather than all Eurropean states, although in theory, the...
by AndyJ
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is it legal to quote in a book?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Is it legal to quote in a book?

Hi ATMOSBOB, Sorry to have to disagree with you on yet a further issue. The quotation exception is fairly new - it was only introduced in the Autumn of 2014 - and covers any sort of quotation. I think you may have in mind the older fair dealing exception for the purpose of criticism or review which ...
by AndyJ
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Newspapers and old photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Old Newspapers and old photos

Hi ATMOSBOB, Thanks for your contribution. However I am not sure why you assert that copyright in a speech which has been reported in a newspaper belongs to the newspaper. The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (and its two predecessors) is perfectly clear that copyright belongs to the person wh...
by AndyJ
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Translation rights and translation works
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Translation rights and translation works

Hi Mubuer, Thanks for the clarification. No, A would need B's permission to make the Italian version available to the public in that way, unless something else had been agreed beforehand. The basic rights B retains in his version are: The right to make copies of his work or to authorise someone else...
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Translation rights and translation works
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Translation rights and translation works

Hi Mubuer, The Italian edition would be known as an adaptation and would have a separate copyright from the original, and theoretically the new translation would embody two copyrights: that of the original author and that of the translator. This would mean that someone (C) who bought a copy of the I...
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: About aftermarket car parts
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: About aftermarket car parts

Hi SteadiH, That will be OK. You can describe the parts as being suitable for or compatible with a particular brand as long as you don't imply that the parts are genuine parts produced by the particular manufacturer. You can use the maker's logo in very specific instances where it is necessary for t...
by AndyJ
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is it legal to quote in a book?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Is it legal to quote in a book?

Hi Orpheus, I can see why you are confused. There are two separate things going on here. The first is the conditions of use stated by the site owners. Think of them as similar to the conditions of entry into a music venue - no flash photography and no alcohol to be taken in, for instance - which for...
by AndyJ
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is it legal to quote in a book?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Is it legal to quote in a book?

Hi Orpheus, You should be well within the fair dealing rules for quotation in all of the cases you have described. But you must make sure that you mention the source of the quoted pieces. For a website just the URL may suffice if you don't know the name of the author, and with a book, the author and...