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by AndyJ
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Book Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: Book Cover

Hi again,

Yes, once something is out of copyright, you are free to change or adapt it as you wish.
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: 1940 textbook cover
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: 1940 textbook cover

Hi again mm0816, Do you mean that you wish to put a thumbnail image of the book's cover alongside your review or critique of the book in question? If so, then you could use the exception to be found in Section 30(1) of the CDPA, provided that you credit the author or editor concerned. Using the same...
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Book Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: Book Cover

Hi EdwardFigg, As the poster was produced by the government, Crown copyright will apply. At that time (around 1939-1940) the term for Crown copyright was 50 years from the date of first publication, and so this poster would probably have entered the public domain around the end of 1990 or 1991. Neit...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Picture Post UK 1943
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Picture Post UK 1943

Hi mm0816, As the photograph was taken before October1943, the law which applied was the 1911 Copyright Act , which gave a photograph a fixed term of protection of 50 years from the date it was made (ie when the photograph was taken, irrespective of when it was published). This means that the copyri...
by AndyJ
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 24
Views: 37909

Re: Fabric Copyright

Hi Happylolo You probably need to trace the manufacturer who printed the fabric to get to the heart of the licence issue. I suspect that you will find that it originated in China or elsewhere in SouthEast Asia. What does it say on the selvedge? If it says that it was printed under licence then you a...
by AndyJ
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Photos from Far-Eastern Review (1908-1914)
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Photos from Far-Eastern Review (1908-1914)

Hi IbnBattuta, The key to this problem is where the photographs were created and/or first published. This is known as the country of origin and this determines which copyright regime applies to the duration of the copyright protection. For example if the country of origin was the UK, the period of p...
by AndyJ
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Mounting / Framing greetings cards to resell
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Mounting / Framing greetings cards to resell

Hi Sparkly, In theory this should be fine and is covered by something called the doctrine of exhaustion of rights . Basically this says that once a right holder has legally sold an item consisting of a physical copyright work (a book, CD, DVD etc) his rights over any further distribution of that ite...
by AndyJ
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Likeness use for sculptures
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Likeness use for sculptures

Hi again Draven, If you successfully navigate the copyright issue I mentioned earlier, then you need have no worries about any publicity or personal rights surrounding JRR Tolkien. As far as the data protection laws are concerned, these don't apply to a deceased person. Similarly the protection prov...
by AndyJ
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Likeness use for sculptures
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Likeness use for sculptures

Hi Draven, There is no problem with creating a sculpture which depicts a person, whether alive or dead, either from the point of view of copyright or the person's privacy rights. The situation is much the same as creating a portrait with paint or pencil. However assuming that you are not doing the s...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Website with commercials (ads)
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Website with commercials (ads)

Hi Damian, The motives for the existence of your website don't really matter when it comes to assessing whether or not there is any infringement. Obviously if you wish to rely on the exception for the purpose of criticism and review, these should be genuine aims of the website. Just bringing stuff t...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Infrigement Email - Options?
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Pixsy Infrigement Email - Options?

Hi slyhandle, You don't mention if Pixsy have acknowledged that the image was released under a Creative Commons licence, but assuming that they do acknowledge that fact, the demand for £537.50 seems excessive for just failing to abide by the attribution requirement of the licence. By failing to prov...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Website with commercials (ads)
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Website with commercials (ads)

Hi Damian, I'm assuming you are referring to artistic works, such as graphics, artwork and photographs, from printed adverts, and also video from commercials on TV etc. If that is correct, then you could only do this to a very limited extent without first obtaining permission, as these types of work...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using photograph from 1903 book as illustration in book now
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Using photograph from 1903 book as illustration in book now

Hi Nick,

To be fair, I don't think Victorian reader was saying that the publishers thought that the copyright was still extant, rather this query was intended to seek reassurance that there wouldn't be any issues.
by AndyJ
Mon May 31, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: MPLC announces license is required
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: MPLC announces license is required

Hi kaizmoto,

I am intringued about why you would post a question like this at 5.51am on a bank holiday, especially as this question is nearly identical to one posted two years ago by someone called Sam91. Assuming this is genuine, please read my reply to the other thread.
by AndyJ
Sun May 30, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using photograph from 1903 book as illustration in book now
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Using photograph from 1903 book as illustration in book now

Hi Victorian_reader The photograph is no longer in copyright. Although the copyright law which applied at the time it was taken was the 1862 Fine Art Copyright Act, when the 1911 Copyright Act came into force, it applied a new copyright duration for photopgrapghs, including ones already in existence...