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by AndyJ
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps

Hi Sally, The skill and creativity of software engineers is recognised in the fact that software is protected by copyright just like a work of literature. However once in the hands of the user, software is just a tool, much like the artist's paintbrush or the writer's pen (or word processor!). How y...
by AndyJ
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps

Hi Sally, No need to apologise - that's what the forums are for. You don't need to worry about the Prisma terms and conditions*. You can freely use that and other similar apps or programs to produce your own works which, generally speaking, will be protected by copyright and you will be the owner of...
by AndyJ
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright for Photographer using Pseudonym
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

Re: Copyright for Photographer using Pseudonym

Hi Ivan, Like the DLA Piper assignment document which I mentioned it's probably more detailed than you need. I am assuming that the logo has not been registered as a trade mark by any of the three parties. If that is correct then paragraph one can be reduced to the interpretation clause plus a singl...
by AndyJ
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright for Photographer using Pseudonym
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

Re: Copyright for Photographer using Pseudonym

Hi Ivan, If you google 'Deed of copyright assignment' you will find several examples, although none of them is ideal for your purposes. This is because these templates try to cover all the possible issues and often include clauses for other sorts of intellectual property rights. Perhaps one of the s...
by AndyJ
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright for Photographer using Pseudonym
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

Re: Copyright for Photographer using Pseudonym

Hi Ivan, Several things to unpick here, in order to avoid confusion. First of all, copyright in the logo will belong to the person who created it. From your question it sounds as if this person is the artist you worked with. Assuming he/she hasn't assigned away his/her rights to someone else, he/she...
by AndyJ
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Review of Clubs and Their Logos
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Review of Clubs and Their Logos

Hi James, Yes I think you should be well within the fair dealing (rather than 'fair use' which is a US doctrine which uses different criteria not found in UK and EU law) exception for criticism and review. Unfortunately I can't guarantee you won't be challenged since that is down to the amount of co...
by AndyJ
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Latin Mottos
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Latin Mottos

Hi Sally, Of course you already know that it's not the age of the language which is important, but the age and originality of the combination of words which determine whether copyright might apply to something like a motto. However, under normal circumstances just two or three words in a motto will ...
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Status of commissioned work
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Status of commissioned work

Hi Anthony Up until June 1957, the applicable law at the time these poetry books were published was the 1911 Copyright Act. While section 5(a) of that Act did make certain provisions about commissioned works which resulted in the ownership of the copyright passing to the person who commissioned the ...
by AndyJ
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Personalised character painting, decaupaged 3D letter & key rings.
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Personalised character painting, decaupaged 3D letter & key rings.

Hi Sarah. Welcome to CopyrightAid. I can foresee problems with using the majority of the characters which you mention, such as Miffy. The only ones which should be free of copyright are the original Beatrix Potter illustrations, as Potter died in 1943, ie more than 70 years ago. However, you would n...
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

Hi Sally, Naval maps. Since the document was published by HMSO on behalf of the Admiralty, almost certainly Crown copyright will apply. Assuming that the work was published commercially (ie sold by HMSO), then copyright protection ceased to apply on 31 December 1993, that being 50 years since the en...
by AndyJ
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com email re use of photo on website demanding fee
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Pixsy.com email re use of photo on website demanding fee

Hi Worried. I don't think I can add much to what was said in the previous thread which you referenced. If you haven't already done so, make sure you remove the disputed image from your blog as quickly as possible. While I wouldn't go so far as to say this was a scam, it certainly sounds like a money...
by AndyJ
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Basics - magazine work
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Basics - magazine work

Hi shandmedia, Since we are talking about a style rather than (I'm assuming) any actual content which has been copied, I think you probably don't have a copyright claim. This is because the new publishers have only copied the idea behind the concept but not the actual expression (eg text or images) ...
by AndyJ
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Visualisation of short phrases from music and fiction
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Visualisation of short phrases from music and fiction

Hi Sally, Perhaps my earlier reply was couched in terms which were too cautious. But really, you can be quite clear and deliberate in the way you express your interpretation of the words of the song without risking infringement. The song is an expression of an idea (reputedly based on a picture pain...
by AndyJ
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Book copyright from the 1940s
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Book copyright from the 1940s

Hi GrandDuke I would like to think that Penguin Random House have retained the old records for all the companies they have acquired over the years, but equally I would be unsurprised to find out that they hadn't! And even if a copy of the publishing contract survives, it might probably reveal that t...
by AndyJ
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Musical Arrangement for Ringtones
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Musical Arrangement for Ringtones

Hi Sandgr0under, I have very little musical knowledge and so I'm not going to get into too much detail. However I think your proposed venture is going to be risky right from the start if you don't get permission. This is because you are deliberately setting out to use those elements of other people'...