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by Pete
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Assignment of PRS writer share to company
Replies: 1
Views: 2155

Assignment of PRS writer share to company

I'm aware that PRS do not allow any publisher to claim more than 50% of a work. So what I'm wondering is that if there is a publisher claiming 50%, is it possible for the writer to assign ownership of their oewn 50% share to a limited company that is not a publisher, merely a company that owns that ...
by Pete
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright services legit?
Replies: 3
Views: 2953

Copyright services legit?

I noticed a couple of sites offering copyright registration services. https://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/register/ http://www.copyright.co.uk/ Does registering music tracks with them actually give you any legal proof of copyright? My reason for asking is that up until now all my tracks have been pub...
by Pete
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Wildcard in Trademark name
Replies: 1
Views: 2602

Wildcard in Trademark name

This is kind of related to an earlier question I had, but after some discussions with IPO I am still a bit confused. Is it possible to have a trademark that would cover a series of pubications each of which uses the trademark name plus an extra work for the specific context. I don't want to disclose...
by Pete
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Scanning my own sheet music for my own use on a tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 4912

AndyJ wrote:
I understand that clearly you want to stay legal, and it is very frustrarting that the exception has been withdrawn, for which we have the music business to thank.
Many thanks - a much faster response to the question than MPA.
by Pete
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Scanning my own sheet music for my own use on a tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 4912

1. For a singer to jot down (on the back of an envelope) the lyrics to a song which they own legally (e.g. on a purchased CD) so they can sing it with a band (at a properly licensed venue) Come to think of it not a good example if that is for commercial use. This is a better example: For somoeone t...
by Pete
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Scanning my own sheet music for my own use on a tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 4912

Thanks for that info. This could have enormous consequences. I f i understand correctly, the following would not be legal: 1. For a singer to jot down (on the back of an envelope) the lyrics to a song which they own legally (e.g. on a purchased CD) so they can sing it with a band (at a properly lice...
by Pete
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Scanning my own sheet music for my own use on a tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 4912

Scanning my own sheet music for my own use on a tablet

I have legally purchased sheet music. I was wondering if A. I can legally scan it to put a digital version on my tablet (for my own private use) B. If so, and the app can play the sheet music as a MIDI file, is this also legal? (again not for public performance or sharing) Thanks! I'm thinking speci...
by Pete
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Patent - extend territory or re-apply?
Replies: 1
Views: 5466

Patent - extend territory or re-apply?

I am considering buying a small business which is for sale. The assets include a UK patent, but in order to make this business profitable and justify my investment, the patent would need to cover the USA. Does this mean I have to apply from scratch for the patent in the USA, submit designs etc. and ...
by Pete
Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Samples of music on a website
Replies: 9
Views: 8779

CopyrightAid wrote:
'Sorry I can't give the website address, I'm not allowed to on this forum'
2 more posts and you can Pete. :)
1 more to go :P
by Pete
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Samples of music on a website
Replies: 9
Views: 8779

MCPS can grant you a licence for up to 250 30" clips. This costs £60 per year. This is for the compositions, unfortunately there is not yet a PPL licence to use the recordings. (Maybe in a months time they say) Sorry I can't give the website address, I'm not allowed to on this forum, but MCPS and PP...
by Pete
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Can I protect a title?
Replies: 2
Views: 5748

thanks very much, I'll look into that, Yes I imagine that once I've published and established the brand, I have some protection, but I want to make sure my idea is safe while I'm in the development stage, i.e. looking for publishers and /or collaborators. I registered it today, they are very helpful...
by Pete
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Can I protect a title?
Replies: 2
Views: 5748

Can I protect a title?

First of all I must say I'm happy to have found this forum, it looks very helpful. My question is about protecting my copyright in a title of a book, or more importantly a series of books. What I have in mind is a short catchphrase along the lines of "xxx for Dummies" or "Now that's what I call yyy"...