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by AndyJ
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: About Creative Commons Share Like license
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: About Creative Commons Share Like license

Hi sofiabovino,

Your question lacks context, but if you are in the same position as Halie, then as I
said in my previous reply "you don't need to make the modified image available separately".
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Magazine and Book Covers
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Magazine and Book Covers

Hi Kinloch, When you use the word 'acceptable' it seems to invite a value judgement rather than an examination of what the law says. I will discuss what the law says if you don't mind, and leave it others to decide if it is acceptable! The simple answer is that there is no specific exception which w...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Can a reproduction of a public domain artwork be copyrighted?
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Can a reproduction of a public domain artwork be copyrighted?

Hi Halie, This is a subject of much conjecture but without any recent UK court cases to give us clarity. In theory a faithful reproduction cannot itself be 'original' in the copyright sense, because the author of the copy has no means of expressing his/her individual creativity, and thus such a work...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Historic Newspapers and Publications
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Historic Newspapers and Publications

Hi Sophie, You seem to have posted two very similar questions so I wil try to answer this one, and hope that my answer covers both. Anything published before 1850 is undobtedly in the public domain now and so you can freely copy and re-publish any illustration or prints of engravings that come have ...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Art
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Fabric Art

Hi Briony, If I understand you correctly, you use fabric which you have acquired to form an element of what sounds like part collage, part appliqué, in which the fabric is used to portray the clothing of figures in the picture. If this is correct then you don't need permission because you aren't cop...
by AndyJ
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Copyright in regards to airline liveries...
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Copyright in regards to airline liveries...

Hi Peter, This is more to do with trade mark protection than copyright. That said logos and the like will be subject to both forms of protection. But areas on the fuselage painted in company colours, for instance, are unlikely to constitute artistic works, and much like paint on the outside of a hou...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Papercut line drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Papercut line drawings

Hi Bob 123, You won't be infringing any copyright in the design of the car, but you may possibly infringe the copyright in a photograph or other image that you use as your template. I don't know exactly what technique you use, and so I can't really provide more detailed advice on how to avoid infrin...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Movie Poster / Scene / Quote Question
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Movie Poster / Scene / Quote Question

Hi again Chris, Citations don't have to follow any prescribed format. The law just says there must be “sufficient acknowledgement” and this is defined in section 178 as: an acknowledgement identifying the work in question by its title or other description, and identifying the author unless— (a) in t...
by AndyJ
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: can i use 1950s Harris Tweed adverts
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: can i use 1950s Harris Tweed adverts

Hi humbs, As you say, the graphic mark is probably in copyright. It appears to have evolved from its earliest version (from around 1909) so it seems likely that copyright in the newer version will still exist. But much more significantly from the point of view of why you want to use the logo, it's a...
by AndyJ
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: HELP!! Business using multiple photos of mine that I did not consent to
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: HELP!! Business using multiple photos of mine that I did not consent to

Hi cwoodier, I can see how annoying this is for you, to get repeated assurances that the images will be removed and then nothing happens. I think it is quite clear that you own the copyright in these images, and that you licensed their use by the estate agency. You say that you made it clear at the ...
by AndyJ
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright services legit?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Copyright services legit?

CA's other points are well made and it is very much up to you to decide whether these services represent value for money. However, Surely a state facllty has the same issue - i.e. anyone can submit a work which they claim to have authored to a state facility. That is perfectly true, hence the reason...
by AndyJ
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Talking Newspaper Music Copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Talking Newspaper Music Copyright

Hi Louise, Taking your last point first, no, you probably aren't missing anything with the exceptions for disabled persons. Generally those exceptions are there to allow a work to be copied into a different format to make it more accessible based on the person's disability. The most obvious might be...
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright services legit?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Copyright services legit?

Hi Pete, These services are obviously commercial ventures and are not, as far as I am aware, operating illegally in any way. However what they offer has only limited evidential value when it comes to proving ownership. At best they can provide proof that a particular work existed at a specific date ...
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Talking Newspaper Music Copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Talking Newspaper Music Copyright

Hi Louise, Just to expand slightly on the background issues, you are correct that copyright in a recording will be owned by the person/company responsible for making the recording. This copyright lasts for 70 years from the date the recording is first published. But in addition, in order to reproduc...
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: 1960's Eastern European package illustration
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: 1960's Eastern European package illustration

Hi Jamie, Of course most East European nations are now members of the EU and so they operate under the same copyright term as the UK namely, the lifetime of the artist plus 70 years. The two major non-EU nations in Eastern Europe (leaving aside Russia) are Belarus (lifetime + 50 years) and Ukraine (...