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by AndyJ
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Request for advice
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: Request for advice

Hi Memycamera There are two separate aspects to this. The first, copyright, does in general belong to the person who took the picture. There are special rules where the photographer is in a contract of employment and it is his job to take photographs (such as a press photographer), but that doesn't ...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of JRR Tolkien Elvish Script and Images
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Use of JRR Tolkien Elvish Script and Images

Hi Sally, Not being familiar with the Tree of Gondor (or indeed the works of JRR Tolkien more generally), I googled the image. I am assuming that you are talking about something like the tree featured in various Etsy postings here . If you are reasonably sure that the basic tree image was already in...
by AndyJ
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Old photos/postcards

Hi pilax, As you are probably aware if you have seen some other posts here, copyright in photographs taken before 1 June 1957, when the 1956 Copyright Act came into effect, are governed by section 21 of the Copyright Act 1911. This applied a standard 50 year term to all photograpghs, irrespective of...
by AndyJ
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Old photos/postcards

Hi pilax, Although I can't be sure it applies in your particular case, I suspect that what the copyright claims relate to are the digital versions of the original postcard photographs, As you surmise, it is highly unlikely that any copyright will remain for the originals. If this is the case, then t...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Streaming online radio in videogame
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Streaming online radio in videogame

Hi mnghz37 I'm not clear about why you want to do this, but that probably doesn't matter too much. If you are merely providing a link to the online radio service which then streams directly to your user's device without any hosting or caching on your server(s) which is/are running any part of the ga...
by AndyJ
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Spiderman image editorially?
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Using Spiderman image editorially?

Hi Colin, I don't think there are any problems with either copyright or trade mark law in what you want to do. As the main 'risk' would be borne by the US publisher, and they will be protected by the much more lenient US fair use exception to copyright, this should be fine. Since the image is not go...
by AndyJ
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Amendments to section 30
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Amendments to section 30

Hi Halie, The origin of this exception lies in Article 6 of the Berne Convention, which was first agreed in 1886, which specifically permitted the copying of "articles from newspapers or periodicals [ ...] articles of political discussion [...] [and] reproduction of news of the day or miscellaneous ...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: What photography I can use for printing t-shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: What photography I can use for printing t-shirts

Hi Steve, As long as you use your own photographs, or ones that you have obtained under licence for the purpose, you are fine with printing them on tee shirts or indeed any other surface. There is no copyright in the appearance of everyday objects like games consoles or toys. Thing only things I sug...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: King James Version Bible information
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: King James Version Bible information

Hi Mubuer, As your friend wants to publish in the USA, there shouldn't be a problem with this. Technically Letters Patent are not the same as copyright, although the effect is similar. LP grant a publishing monopoly, meaning that the copyright exceptions do not apply to anything protected by LP. I d...
by AndyJ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Can I mention a drug by licensed name?
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Can I mention a drug by licensed name?

Hi Helenoran, Yes, I think you are being overly cautious! Just as you can freely use the word Prozac here in framing your question, so can you use it in a work of fiction. There is absolutely no copyright protection for a single word, nor for something like the name of a pharmaceutical product which...
by AndyJ
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Redesign of existing information - copyright infringement?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Redesign of existing information - copyright infringement?

Hi Tim, Provided that the source of the information you wish to use is the album sleeve itself, and not, say, some online database, then there shouldn't be any copyright issues with what you propose. Databases are protected in a different manner, but since you don't mention them, I won't elaborate t...
by AndyJ
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Reselling Movie Posters
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Reselling Movie Posters

Hi ukmovieart, There are a few things we should clarify here. Are the posters originals or reproductions? If they are reproductions then the wholesaler may be making the reproductions under licence from the film studios, or they may be importing them from a supplier who is or isn't licensed. Obvious...
by AndyJ
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Copyright on Self Published Books
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Copyright on Self Published Books

Hi KitsumeStarr Let's cover the basics first before going on to your actual question. The book will be a literary work for the purposes of copyright, and depending on the nationality of the author and where it was published, copyright in it will last for the lifetime of the author plus, usually, 50 ...
by AndyJ
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Commercial claim for private use
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Commercial claim for private use

Hi Tom, Again as this is question about procedure and not the litigation, I can try to help. What you have encountered is the tangled nature of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). Form N9 is designed for the standard rules found in CPR Part 15 for the defence reply. However CPR Part 63, which contains ...
by AndyJ
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Use of a superhero image in a flyer/poster
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Use of a superhero image in a flyer/poster

Hi Jecabe, Thanks for the additional detail. I am assuming that the plastic doll is clothed in a costume which is recognisable as a specific superhero such as, for instance, Superman. Therefore it is possible that the part of the torso which is visible might show show details of what might be descri...