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by AndyJ
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Advice on "public domain" please
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Advice on "public domain" please

Hi again number6, Just a word about the Berne Convention. It is an international treaty which each signatory country needs to incorporate into their own domestic law in order for it to take effect, and there is some latitude for them so long as they apply the basic minimum standards.. So for instanc...
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Night of the Living Dead
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Night of the Living Dead

Hi A, Just for the sake of completeness I will repeat here what I said on the Music Forum about the Berne Convention: Just a word about the Berne Convention. It is an international treaty which each signatory country needs to incorporate into their own domestic law in order for it to take effect, an...
by AndyJ
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Where to put Creative Commons attributions on webpage?
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Where to put Creative Commons attributions on webpage?

Hi MB_ There are two separate issues here: attribution and what qualifies as commercial use with regard to CC licences. Attribution . If you haven't already read the detailed explanation found on the Creative Commons' Wiki on the subject it goes a long way to answering your query. As they say, actua...
by AndyJ
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Advice on "public domain" please
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Advice on "public domain" please

Hi number6, Yes something is definitely wrong with that. I imagine they are claiming the rights in a recent recording of the song. Since the underlying words and music are no longer in copyright, your version does not infringe another recent recording, however the contentID system on Youtube wouldn'...
by AndyJ
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Advice on "public domain" please
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Advice on "public domain" please

... I'm in the clear anywhere that has the same "country of origin" rule, but not in countries with an automatic 70 year rule regardless of origin (until Jan 1st 2023, as Edward Madden died in March 1952). Is that correct? Hi number6, Very few countries will apply the lifetime plus 70 yea...
by AndyJ
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Advice on "public domain" please
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Advice on "public domain" please

Hi Number6 (I assume you are not a number...) The first thing we need to clarify is that copyright in the song (that is the lyrics and the music) is separate from the copyright in the recording of that song, and each will be owned by different people. You say you want to use an original recording of...
by AndyJ
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement via Permission Machine, acting on behalf of Alamy
Replies: 5
Views: 359

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

Hi Daniel, Yes, Permission Machine cannot bring a case in their own name unless the photographer assigns the entire copyright to them (which he isn't going to do for obvious reasons) or they somehow become the exclusive licensee, which they can't because Alamy are also licensees. However what the bl...
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using a product for another purpose - IP
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Using a product for another purpose - IP

Neptune2k wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:41 pm ... it’s unlikely the brake disc manufacturer will have an issue with me buying their discs ...
That's correct.
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement via Permission Machine, acting on behalf of Alamy
Replies: 5
Views: 359

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

Hi Daniel, Unfortunately you are far from being alone in facing such issues. It seems to be a growth area as far as speculative claims are concerned, now that PPI claims are a thing of the past. Rather than repeat what we generally say about how to deal with claims like this, can I please refer you ...
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim from German lawyer
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Copyright infringement claim from German lawyer

Hi TTT, For the reason I gave in my previous reply I don't think you should say you were unaware that the image was subject to copyright. If you thought that a valid licence had been obtained by the developer, then clearly there had to a copyright underlying this licence. Your second paragraph corre...
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim from German lawyer
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Copyright infringement claim from German lawyer

Hi TTT, Yes I would agree with the advice not to sign any forms, as this could amount to an admission of liability. And as for the matter of the web developer, he is probable directly liable since he was the person responsible for sourcing and taking the image and for telling you that all the images...
by AndyJ
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim from German lawyer
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Copyright infringement claim from German lawyer

Hi TTT, We hear about this kind of claim quite often on the forums here. You don't mention how much is being claimed from you, but I expect it is a large amount in comparison to the true value of the image. I suggest you read through one or two of the other threads which detail much the same experie...
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using a product for another purpose - IP
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Using a product for another purpose - IP

Hi Neptune, The first thing to say is that copyright is not involved in what you want to do. Manufactured products such as brake discs are not protected by copyright. The nearest applicable legal regime would be design right, but that only covers activities such as making replicas of existing produc...
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: History project
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: History project

Yes, what the archive are doing is controlling access via their own rules which probably have little to do with copyright. Even with items they hold which remain in copyright, it is most unlikely that they are also the copyright owner and therefore do not have the authority to say whether or not a w...
by AndyJ
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: History project
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: History project

Yes, for the period from 1945 to the present day the copyright term is based on the lifetime of the author of the work plus 70 years from the end of the year in which he/she died. This applies even where the creator of the work was employed by a company and so the company became the owner of the cop...