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by AndyJ
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 24
Views: 37839

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: 73

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: 73

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: 94

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: 94

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: 114

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: 79

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: 114

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: 146

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: 91

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: 146

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...
by AndyJ
Sat May 22, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Backing Track
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Backing Track

Hi satijn, Working out whether or to what extent a piece of music or song lyrics are joint works is notoriously difficult. It often happens when bands split up, and it is necessary to divide up the various shares each former member made to composing the songs. However it is as well to get this sorte...
by AndyJ
Fri May 21, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 18
Views: 777

Re: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.

Hi Fatty, Thanks for that. I only have the third edition of Bently and on page 197 he makes a similar statement but only in respect of section 24, which deals with transmitting an infringing work, for instance by fax. As I mentioned, the communication to the public bit in section 24 was added in res...
by AndyJ
Thu May 20, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 18
Views: 777

Re: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.

... I should point out that Secondary Infringement does not apply to communications to the public, thus you could be liable to the copyright holder for publishing the image on your website or social media. Wow fatty, You're having a busy afternoon! However with regard to the quote above, while I ca...
by AndyJ
Thu May 20, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Image copyright infringement public domain image help please...
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Image copyright infringement public domain image help please...

Andy J makes a further point that the claimant must show "that it is being made available for licence via a bona fide website". Unusually I am going to completely disagree with Andy J on this point. Hi Fatty, I think that if I had actually said that, I would disagree with me too. I didn't...