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by Amanda K
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Image in the public domain?
Replies: 3
Views: 6003

Thank you for this comprehensive reply. The image on Wikimedia was actually scanned from a reproduction of the image in a book published in 1996, and not photographed, which puts a different complexion on the issue (The 'author' I referred to in my original query was not the author of the book, but ...
by Amanda K
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Image in the public domain?
Replies: 3
Views: 6003

Image in the public domain?

I have come across an image in Wikimedia and the 'author' purports that it is in the public domain as the original painting is out of copyright. However, it transpires that the image has been scanned from a book published in 1996 by the British Museum and translated into Swedish. It also transpires ...
by Amanda K
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old postcards
Replies: 5
Views: 6149

Images in old books

Another related question: What is the copyright status of artist's illustrations and/or photographer's photos in old books? For example, I have a book published in 1911 written by an author who died in 1926 and illustrated by an artist who was born in 1880 (death date unknown). Presumably the copyri...
by Amanda K
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Reproduction fees even where there is no copyright?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

I very much appreciate your advice and I apologise if you've had to reiterate info that you've already provided. It looks as though I'm going to have to take the matter further as the reply I received when I queried the charges is far from satisfactory: _____________________________ Most of the hist...
by Amanda K
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Reproduction fees even where there is no copyright?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

Throwing out yet another query... Someone has suggested to me that if an image library (or other such establishment) makes a copy of an original image (eg by scanning or photographing) then they hold the copyright for the copy in which case they can charge whatever they like to reproduce it (and obv...
by Amanda K
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Reproduction fees even where there is no copyright?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

As anticipated, the fees being quoted are unreasonable. Here's the response I've received: ------------------ I have discussed this with ***********, the History Centre Manager, and agreed with her that a reproduction fee of £30 per black and white image and £50 per colour image would be appropriate...
by Amanda K
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Reproduction fees even where there is no copyright?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

Many thanks Andy. I am now forearmed in case the library tries to impose unreasonable fees. I'll be contacting other image libraries soon so I hope I don't have a problem with these; at least I know what to expect. The project is commercial in nature so it's possible that the custodians are trying t...
by Amanda K
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Reproduction fees even where there is no copyright?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

Hi there, Many thanks for your reply, which is very helpful. From what I can gather the image library (of a local city council) in question holds the original images (ie photographs) which are now out of copyright. When I originally contacted the library I was told that the minimum repro fee would b...
by Amanda K
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Reproduction fees even where there is no copyright?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

Reproduction fees even where there is no copyright?

I have contacted an image library to find out if certain images are still in copyright and if so, what the reproduction fees would be for a commercial venture. I have just had a response - the images are out of copyright, but the library are now working out the cost of reproduction. I'm somewhat con...