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by Sherif
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Contributions requested for copyright information site
Replies: 0
Views: 2657

Contributions requested for copyright information site

I have recently started a copyright and IP information site that aims to provide basic information on IP matters in many languages and taking an more international view. It is still very much a 'work in progress' at the moment, but is slowly evolving. If anyone is interested, the site can be found a...
by Sherif
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Computer generated logos
Replies: 2
Views: 3147

Thanks a lot AndyJ.
That's been really helpful.
by Sherif
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Computer generated logos
Replies: 2
Views: 3147

Computer generated logos

I have seen a few online sites that offer to design a logo for free (with an option to buy a high-res version). These seem to be entirely computer generated, i.e. you put in a name and topic and a list of logo options in different fonts and colours and images are immediately generated. The logo is c...
by Sherif
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Declaratory judgements - how to avoid?
Replies: 4
Views: 5162

Thanks Andy. That's been really helpful.
by Sherif
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Declaratory judgements - how to avoid?
Replies: 4
Views: 5162

Cheers Andy for such a quick and informative reply. Can I just ask one (probably stupid) question - picking up on the statement "This may require the sender to appear in a distant court, at their own expense" on the Wikipedia link. Say I send a cease and desist anyway and they did apply for a 'decla...
by Sherif
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Declaratory judgements - how to avoid?
Replies: 4
Views: 5162

Declaratory judgements - how to avoid?

Hope someone can help me on this one as I am getting a bit worried. I want to take action against an someone reusing my work without permission (not an exact copy, but IMO clearly based on my work). My understanding was that the first step in such cases (and what I have done in similar situations th...
by Sherif
Mon May 19, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Poor-Man's Copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 8333

I agree with the above - don't mix up copyright and registration. I lot of people seem to struggle with this. Copyright IS automatic. You have it already. There is no such thing as 'copyrighting my work' copyright is a noun not a verb (no matter what the Americans tell you ;) ) Registration is all a...
by Sherif
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Live performance video query
Replies: 25
Views: 26272

Hi helenmary My humble opinion is that I completely agree with you :) "Surely no one should have recorded the choir without telling/asking the choir members and condutor first?" - My understanding is that performers must give permission for a performance to be recorded. What you have here is a 'boot...
by Sherif
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Very Confused
Replies: 8
Views: 7623

Oh I see - so you are basically selling copies of public domain work. Well there are certainly enough publishers doing that, so I can't image you would run into many problems, though I can't imagine you could make much money at it either.
by Sherif
Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Very Confused
Replies: 8
Views: 7623

Sorry, still confused - what are you actually selling ?
by Sherif
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Very Confused
Replies: 8
Views: 7623

:?: :!: Do I understand this correctly - all you are doing is copying other peoples work and hoping to make money from it?

I must be missing the point?? - What are you actually selling on your 'sales page'?
by Sherif
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Who owns copyright to forum posts?
Replies: 21
Views: 50773

Hi John Just a thought: Even IF the forum member does 'sign over copyright' (!?!) on posting - if they posted it on your forum before they posted on his, that would precede any transfer of copyright and there is nothing he could do about that anyway. (BTW :twisted: what forum are we referring to?)
by Sherif
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using photos as drawing references?
Replies: 2
Views: 8465

You state 'my illustrations won't look remotely like the photos' - so you could take the view 'who will know' (ahem! I'm not telling you to do that ;) ).
by Sherif
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Semi-free copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 5825

When you write your copyright notice you could just write something like 'Permission granted to reproduce for personal and educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is prohibited.' (I nabbed this from http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/copyright/p03_copyright_notices which is a handy ...
by Sherif
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Semi-free copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 5825

Aspects such as 'free for non-commercial use' refer to how you licence your work.

There is no need to get a lawyer for this, I would simply go to http://creativecommons.org/license/ and use their online licence generator to create on for you.