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by AndyJ
Mon May 10, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Adding a substance to a bought product to make another product can I sell it?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Adding a substance to a bought product to make another product can I sell it?

Hi Andy, That sounds OK. As long as there are no safety implications in combining the two liquids (which would be outside the remit of this forum in any case), then there should not be any implications as far as intellectual property rights are concerned, provided that you don't market the 'new' pro...
by AndyJ
Mon May 10, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of UK vintage magazine & newspaper ads
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Copyright of UK vintage magazine & newspaper ads

Hi ljcybergal, Sorry if I didn't make it clear that if you know of the likely heir to copyright, as in the case of the successor company and the 1935 ILN ad, then you would not be able to get an orphan works licence, so seeking permission is the best (and probably cheapest) route. If the company you...
by AndyJ
Sun May 09, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Adding a substance to a bought product to make another product can I sell it?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Adding a substance to a bought product to make another product can I sell it?

Hi AndyW, I can obviously understand why you need to be vague in how you have worded your question, but unfortunately I can't really advise you based on what you have said. If the product you want to adapt is a practical one, like a kitchen utensil for example, copyright won't apply to it. It may we...
by AndyJ
Sun May 09, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of UK vintage magazine & newspaper ads
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Copyright of UK vintage magazine & newspaper ads

Hi ljcybergal, Taking each of your questions in turn I will try and expand on my earlier answers: 1. Yes you seem to have understood that correctly. The point about the criticism/review exception in section 30 is that the critcisim or review must be of the work being copied or another copyright work...
by AndyJ
Fri May 07, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of Premier League players names and numbers (different query to other post)
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Use of Premier League players names and numbers (different query to other post)

Hi futureguy, You are wise to consider getting a professional opinion before committing your business to any specific designs. As you are in Ireland you (and your adviser) need to consider both UK and EU law on the subject. At present the two are largely the same, but over time it is possible that t...
by AndyJ
Thu May 06, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of UK vintage magazine & newspaper ads
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Copyright of UK vintage magazine & newspaper ads

Hi ljcybergal, The normal rule is that if the author of the work is anonymous you may make reasonable assumptions about when they may have died, and thus determine, approximately, when 70 years have elapsed after the presumed date of death (see Section 57 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 198...
by AndyJ
Wed May 05, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 465

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

Hi Terry, It is worth noting that in that case the two defendants LTEV and Plastic Head were both operated by the same individual. Although in law they were treated as separate entities, to all intents they were just different departments of the same organisation. The reason I flagged up the case fo...
by AndyJ
Wed May 05, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Selling Old Images
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Selling Old Images

Hi emxiie, Unfortunately there's no simple answer to your question. Which is another way of saying it depends... If someone has released an image under a CC0 licence, then provided they are the lawful owner of any copyright, then you could re-sell the images but you would need to attach the same CC0...
by AndyJ
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Stencil image cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Stencil image cutting

Hi xxsteve, Do the stencils come with any specific terms of use? If there is any copyright involved here it is probably in the stencils themselves as artistic works. I think there is an implied licence for you, as the purchaser of the stencils, to use them as you wish, unless there is some stipulati...
by AndyJ
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Publication Market vs PD rules
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Publication Market vs PD rules

Hi, There would be no problem with actors from outside the USA performing the work for publication in the US. Any liability would rest with the producer who, I assume, is in the USA and so would be operating under US law. It doesn't really matter if the actors were reading their parts in the UK or A...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement
Replies: 17
Views: 3998

Re: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement

Hi gsantos, If you read through this and the other threads which discuss claims from Pixsy, and also those from PicRights and KodakOne which operate in much the same way, you should see how we advise you handle this claim. Unfortunately finding a picture anywhwere on the internet, including Pinteres...
by AndyJ
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Lady who swallowed a fly
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Old Lady who swallowed a fly

Hi susand, Although at least one source* says that the poem is traditional, most acknowledge that the author of the best known version of the lyrics is Rose Bonne . Having only done a very quick search, I can't find out much about her but it appears she is still alive. Since I assume that you would ...
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Another (sad) Picright story
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Another (sad) Picright story

Hi Graham, The Limitation Act 1980 does apply to copyright claims and you are right that the relevant period of time is 6 years. However the clock only starts ticking from the end of the event in question. So if the image complained about was removed in 2011, then in all probability the claim would ...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 465

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

Hi Terry, On the off chance that you are still viewing the forum, here is a link to a recent case in which the issue of secondary infringement (among other issues) had to be decided. It concerned the making and selling of music on CD and vinyl, but the same principles apply to photographs. You only ...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Buying 'copyright free' content that wasn't actually copyright free.
Replies: 14
Views: 465

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

Hi Terry, it is certainly possible that the copyright owner's first instinct would be to go after you but that doesn't mean that a court would accept a claim of that nature at face value. The weak point in this whole scenario is the assertion that the agency had issued a licence without the authoris...