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by AndyJ
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Pic Right Reuters & Creative Commons
Replies: 7
Views: 35

Re: Pic Right Reuters & Creative Commons

Your portfolio would not normally be considered commercial. Yes, it is designed to get you work, but it is not commerce in the sense that you are directly making money from charging people to access your portfolio, or selling images directly to the public. It is rather like the argument that is some...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Album artwork - creation of fibre art patterns
Replies: 4
Views: 10

Re: Album artwork - creation of fibre art patterns

I very much doubt that there's a fixed scale. It will probably depend upon the fame/status of the actual album cover in each case.
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Summons from Illinois for copyright infringement
Replies: 13
Views: 18897

Re: Summons from Illinois for copyright infringement

Hi Des, I am certainly on the side of those lawyers who have said there is little or nothing for you to worry about. My belief is that the original court filing in Illinois is intended to scare people like you, to get you to provide more details about yourself so that they can better extort the fees...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Counterclaim in copyright infringement case
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Counterclaim in copyright infringement case

Thanks for the clarification. Definitely a muddle.
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Directions questionnaire.
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Directions questionnaire.

Hi Helen, I am a little bemused by your question. I thought that the N180 form was pretty self explanatory. Yes, it may repeat a few steps which have already been included elsewhere, but don't forget that both parties must be given the opportunity to say if they want to opt for, say, the Multi-track...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Album artwork - creation of fibre art patterns
Replies: 4
Views: 10

Re: Album artwork - creation of fibre art patterns

Hi sasswa and welcome to the forum, It's hard to be definite about this because much will depend on the closeness of the copying. The law says that just because the copying is done using a different medium that does not remove the liability for infringement (see Section 17(3) and Section 21 of the C...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:50 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Summons from Illinois for copyright infringement
Replies: 13
Views: 18897

Re: Summons from Illinois for copyright infringement

Hi despowley and welcome to the forum. If you were selling a genuine Roblox tee shirt on eBay then you have not infringed either copyright or any trade mark law by simply describing the shirt using the word Roblox, any more than I am doing so here using the word descriptively. That is the law in the...
by AndyJ
Tue Apr 09, 2024 7:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling

I think the photographer is confusing two different things: commercial use and attribution. If he wants to licence his work to 'very high profile compan[ies]' then he needs to attach an NC tag to his CC licence. While that doesn't prevent the large company from taking and using his work without a li...
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights again
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: PicRights again

Hi and welcome. Have you actually asked the artist if he/she was licensed to use the image? Chances are that they weren't, but if they were, it may just be the the licence allowed them to use the image for self-promotional purposes, and so your use might well be covered. Don't trust PicRights to hav...
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 08, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of brand names in fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Use of brand names in fiction

Yes that all sounds fine and well within the law.
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 08, 2024 11:27 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Pic Right Reuters & Creative Commons
Replies: 7
Views: 35

Re: Pic Right Reuters & Creative Commons

No, you shouldn't pay either the £500 or the £300. In civil cases the complainant is only entitled to damages equivalent to what they have lost by the correct licence not being purchased in the first place, so even if the Reuters licence was the appropriate one (and I don't think it is in this case)...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:59 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of brand names in fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Use of brand names in fiction

Hi RIF and welcome, There are no copyright implications in what you want to do. The area of law which might be involved is trade mark law. However since you are not advertising or selling goods through you work of fiction, trade mark law doesn't come into play. To engage trade mark protection the of...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Pic Right Reuters & Creative Commons
Replies: 7
Views: 35

Re: Pic Right Reuters & Creative Commons

Hi and welcome to the forum, Is the image you used identical to the one on pngimage.com and did you comply with all the attribution aspects of the CC licence? That is to say, did you supply details about the CC licence used on the original? If you didn't do this then you have breached the CC licence...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Counterclaim in copyright infringement case
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Counterclaim in copyright infringement case

Hi Helen, I have to say I am still pretty unclear about the whole issue. That is not really important because I am not advising you on how to conduct your litigation. I am merely trying outline in general terms what the law says in situations like this. Let me just recap what I think I understand. A...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Wikimedia/Creative Commons and copyleft trolling

Hi Les, What I mean is that unusual terms of a contract cannot just be buried in the small print, they have to be drawn to the attention of the consumer at the time the contract is made. People often don't understand how CC licences work in general, which is why some refer to the images covered by t...