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by RedRobin
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

That's kind of the problem with a lot of law, the general public think they have a grasp of it, but when it all goes a little bit pear-shaped for them they don't quite understand why. It seems to them that they have the moral high ground, but they still end up being "guilty". I'm not sure what I re...
by RedRobin
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

This is, in my not-so-humble opinion a potential waste of any court's time to have to judge such circumstances. Well, I suppose a court will, very humbly, take your opinion into account when you appear before it. ;-) ...."when" I appear before it? :o "If" I was to appear before a court because a ca...
by RedRobin
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Exact length of music clip Andy -J- ??
Replies: 6
Views: 7832

I know this is an old thread but if a filmaker creating their own video uses a song or short clips of a song and the chosen song is linked to PRS or such an organisation which collects royalties, does the filmaker still need to apply to the song's copyright holder/s for permission? My thoughts are t...
by RedRobin
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

For what it's worth, I'm not saying that all of these things are "right", nor that even if you did them that the full weight of the law would fall on you, only that this is where, in my opinion, the liability lies. It's not that I'm being draconian, more that I'm urging caution on your part, so tha...
by RedRobin
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

Since the terms of use for the newspapers' web sites (for instance see Term 6 and sub section (6) here on the Telegraph website ) only permit browsing by private individuals for non-commercial purposes, businesses have to obtain a licence to do this. Hence it was important for the NLA to get the co...
by RedRobin
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

Thanks, Andy. I was very amused by the term "tortfeasor" and first read it as "tartfeaster"!! :lol: Perhaps it's time for breakfast! So, "wrongdoer" would be a less legal term. As someone who loves driving high performance cars, I can think of much better vehicles for a 'bank job' than a Ford :lol: ...
by RedRobin
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

While you may despair at the extent to which the law seeks to extend its tentacles, in many ways we ain't seen the half of it. For the last two says I have been at the Supreme Court where the appeal before their lordships has major ramifications for anyone surfing the internet. In essence, in an ea...
by RedRobin
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

Now that the subject of the remix music itself has been so well covered, I am afraid that I have a further related question: As a (retired) professional graphic designer it has been both natural and enjoyable for me to create an avatar/icon/symbol specifically for her (the remixer) to use and post w...
by RedRobin
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

RedRobin, As you have probably gathered by now, I don't take such a draconian view as Typonaut on this issue. ....Hi Andy. Yes, I had noticed a difference in your general tone from Typonaut :). I think that our learned friend is making me aware of a worst case scenario and although it is somewhat d...
by RedRobin
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

If you distribute it (or make it available to the public) in any way, then you will be liable. Making it available to the public would include emailing a copy to your friend, or simply playing it in a public place (includes a hired room in a pub, for a few friends, etc). ....So am I correct in thin...
by RedRobin
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Selling CDs on web site
Replies: 9
Views: 6915

UsedSoft is effective really only in the case of software - thanks to an EU Directive on that particular issue. It also relies upon the licence being perpetual, and not a rental. To bring music into the scope of this judgement one would need to persuade a court that digital downloads are in fact so...
by RedRobin
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

In an ideal world, music would always be free and not subject to complex laws of copyrights etc etc etc! Well, that's certainly one philosophical position to take. Unfortunately for you the philosophers have been debating that issue for a few hundred years and they have a different answer. I'd pers...
by RedRobin
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright for a Remix - Advice please....
Replies: 37
Views: 25280

Hmm, I am concluding from all these aspects of copyright law and principles thereof, that:- [not in order of importance] 1) - I could be liable for a copyright infringement by any form of distribution of the said 'Remix'. And irrespective of a download option being provided. 2) - Giving full credits...
by RedRobin
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Selling CDs on web site
Replies: 9
Views: 6915

Hi Andy :) I can see how things can get mighty complicated and how so much depends on testing issues in actual court cases and hence court judgements. It might be argued that because a download is a copy, it therefore potentially infringes copyrights in spite of it being secondhand (beyond the first...
by RedRobin
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Selling CDs on web site
Replies: 9
Views: 6915

In view of music CD's themselves being merely manifestations of original licences, do the sales of secondhand CDs infringe the original creators copyrights if no royalties are paid - Usually due to a retailer dealing in secondhand music CDs not being registered or having a structured relationship wi...