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by AndyJ
Sun May 22, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet Image - Unable to Locate Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Internet Image - Unable to Locate Owner

Hi again George, Yes, since Malta was a British colony at the relevant time, the 1911 Copyright Act applied to photographs made there also (see section 25 of the 1911 Copyright Act), so everything I mentioned before still stands. Without doing some more research I don't know off hand if the1862 Fine...
by AndyJ
Sat May 21, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet Image - Unable to Locate Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Internet Image - Unable to Locate Owner

Hi George, I think you are entirely right to assure yourself about the provenance and possible copyright status of any image you find on the internet. Assuming that you are reasonably sure that this photograph was produced by a British photographer (probably a professional working in a high street e...
by AndyJ
Sat May 14, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library

Pat, As I'm sure you know, Rights Managed licences are intended for one time use of an image for a specific purpose. The rate will usually depend on whether you are seeking any sort of exclusivity and would typically be calculated on the normal number of visits your website receives over a given per...
by AndyJ
Fri May 13, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Copyright infringement claim from Rights Control - Science photo library

Hi Pat, Yes, the type of operation here is pretty much the same as that of Permission Machine and the others. That is to say, it's perfectly legal, but lacks any moral credibility. Therefore you can adopt the same approach as we have suggested when dealing with Permission Machine (or KodakOne, Picri...
by AndyJ
Fri May 13, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement via Permission Machine, acting on behalf of Alamy
Replies: 66
Views: 7269

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

Hi Jimmy, As you have read the previous responses on this and, hopefully, some of the other threads which deal with much the same scenario, I'll jump straight to your specific questions. Yes, by all means acknowledge their email and let them know that the image has been removed. You can ask for a br...
by AndyJ
Wed May 11, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Music copyright- streaming
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Music copyright- streaming

Hi Andy, I'm not sure where you heard that you don't need permission to do a cover of a copyright song, but I'm afraid that's not correct. If you write different music then you may not need permission for that part, but you would still need permission to perform the lyrics (see section 19 of the Cop...
by AndyJ
Wed May 04, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 68
Views: 38344

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for coming back to the forum with the update. And well done with getting the amount reduced.
by AndyJ
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Altering and reselling a product - legal?
Replies: 16
Views: 28249

Re: Altering and reselling a product - legal?

Hi Adrh, I don't think you face any legal barriers to doing this. Neither trade mark law nor the commonlaw tort of passing off cover this type of occurence, as they are principally concerned with protecting a manufacturer or service provider against others trading on their name and reputation. There...
by AndyJ
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 68
Views: 38344

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi Caroline, If you can't find the image on the AP site or an associated stock agency like Alamy, Getty or Shutterstock*, try looking for another similar image of the same subject. This may give you a guide as to the likely market value. However, if this started out life as a news picture, it may ha...
by AndyJ
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement via Permission Machine, acting on behalf of Alamy
Replies: 66
Views: 7269

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

Hi Lee, I can't find the specific plugin you mention on the Wordpress site, but from your description of it, it sounds a bit irresponsible if it creates the impression that it allows you to legally select any image from the internet and just use it. Such action will obviously lead to infringement un...
by AndyJ
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: basic copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: basic copyright

I think you are safe till after the war. I certainly wouldn't use an image first published in the UK after 1956 without permission. In other words, I would rely on the 1911 Act, with a 50-year term from publication, rather than the death of the photographer, as per the 1956 Act. I'm afraid you are ...
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 29
Views: 44481

Re: Fabric Copyright

Hi AJW, I don't think the fabric in these samples needs to be treated any differently to ordinary fabric you might buy in a shop or online. Even if there was some specific term or condition about how the samples were to be used, this would have amounted to a contract between the fabric maker and the...
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Excel Spreadsheet
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Excel Spreadsheet

Hi Neil, While I can understand your frustration I don't think the circumstances are strong enough to support a claim for copyright infringement. There are several reasons for saying this. It is possible that the spreadsheet could be subject to something called database right, which I will discuss l...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Play on words
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Play on words

Hi Floss, Much depends on why you want to do this. If it's as a parody or more general humour (for instance as a meme) you will probably not face any issues. However if you want to sell anything which incorporates the altered logos or use the altered logos in advertising or packaging to sell somethi...