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by AndyJ
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Night of the Living Dead
Replies: 30
Views: 6606

Re: Night of the Living Dead

Hi number6, A US registered trade mark is only valid within the USA and there are no UK registered marks (registered by Image Ten or anyone else) using the words "Night of the Living Dead", so basically you can ignore their demand. That is assuming that you are not using somewhere like eBa...
by AndyJ
Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement via Permission Machine, acting on behalf of Alamy
Replies: 79
Views: 10392

Re: Copyright infringement via Permission Machine, acting on behalf of Alamy

Hi Habbers,

Thanks for the update. Their response is all very predictable, unfortunately. Please keep us informed with how things go.
by AndyJ
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Printing Etsy/Pinterest Purchases for Customers
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Printing Etsy/Pinterest Purchases for Customers

Hi James, I agree that it's a difficult ethical dilemma. These works which include characters and logos from children's TV prgrams etc will undoubtedly have been produced without licences. The people who come to you will probably also think that they have purchased some kind of licence which allows ...
by AndyJ
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Illustrated Film Quote Posters - Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Illustrated Film Quote Posters - Copyright

Hi Dave, So long as you don't rely too heavily on any one image, for example a still from the film, as your source, then you should be OK. UK copyright law doesn't really protect the physical appearance of characters per se, and so it would mainly be the copyright in the photograph you would need to...
by AndyJ
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Has my design been substantially copied? Opinion needed
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Has my design been substantially copied? Opinion needed

Hi Tometoyou, Similar certainly, but I wouldn't say the two designs were close enough to amount to infringement. The main similarity (apart from the text 'Pack a bag [...] we're going on a staycation' which is not protectable, I suggest) is the dotted trail with the car symbol. But both elements, th...
by AndyJ
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Illustrated Film Quote Posters - Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Illustrated Film Quote Posters - Copyright

Hi Dave, The law ( section 30 ) requires a credit "unless this would be impossible for reasons of practicality or otherwise". Specific guidance on what this actually means is not given. If you are able to print the credit in the margin (even if it would probably be hidden if the print was ...
by AndyJ
Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Public domain but creators actively sue large companies
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Public domain but creators actively sue large companies

Hi Beezle, Yes, you can register even single words, but that doesn't give you a complete monopoly over the word or words. For example take a look at how many times the words 'Endless Summer' have been registered in the USA (in case that link dies, there are 94 marks, not all of which are still activ...
by AndyJ
Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Public domain but creators actively sue large companies
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Public domain but creators actively sue large companies

Hi Beezle, I'm not familiar with all the details but as far as I can tell the litigation between Bruce Brown Films and Nike, Footlocker et al was mainly concerned with trade mark infringement and the tort of unjust enrichment. The court records end in May 2020 without the matter going to trial so I ...
by AndyJ
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Albin Grau - Nosferatu
Replies: 16
Views: 1851

Re: Albin Grau - Nosferatu

Thanks for the update Broadbentius. It's a fascinating topic so I hope we do get some clarification in time.
by AndyJ
Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: OS Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: OS Maps

Hi again enndee, Check to see if there is any revision information on the map sheet. I have a much more recent Rangefinder map that has some information about reprinting. The map data had been revised in 1986 but it then added "reprinted with selected changes 1991" I would take that last d...
by AndyJ
Thu Jul 21, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Ryde Post Licensing demanding payment for Amazon advert on my site
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Ryde Post Licensing demanding payment for Amazon advert on my site

Hi Rando, What I meant was there is no statutory basis for a claim under copyright law. However there is plenty of commonlaw which would support a claim of harassment where the behaviour complained of was extended, clearly unreasonable and caused the complainant mental stress. However the behaviour ...
by AndyJ
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Ryde Post Licensing demanding payment for Amazon advert on my site
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Ryde Post Licensing demanding payment for Amazon advert on my site

Hi Rando, Your draft response sounds fine. Sadly there's no statutory basis for a claim against someone for making unjustified threats with regard to copyright infringement, as there is for similar threats over patents, trade marks and designs (see the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act...
by AndyJ
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: OS Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: OS Maps

Hi enndee, Older Ordnance Survey maps are subject to Crown copyright for which special rules apply - see section 163 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. And you are nearly right about the 50 years bit. It begins to run from the date the map is first published, that is to say, put on sale ...
by AndyJ
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Ryde Post Licensing demanding payment for Amazon advert on my site
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Ryde Post Licensing demanding payment for Amazon advert on my site

Hi Rando, Thanks for the extra detail. It sounds as if Ryde may be working on behalf of the owner of the4 copyright in the poster. Is that person the Michael Sof ronski whom you mention? Make sure you keep a copy of the HTML for your site as evidence that this was a linked image and not one which wa...