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by Nick Cooper
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 20
Views: 255

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Nick Yes, and I believe it was mandatory for any business domain to supply all of their details, and for those details to be publicly available via Whois. As far as I can remember the privacy option was for personal or non-business websites. Yes, I know I could have opted-out at the time of regi...
by Nick Cooper
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 20
Views: 255

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Yes, I am quite surprised GDPR has extended it's tentacles to the removal of what is arguably crucial information. As a business owner I have no problem with my own details being publicly available in that way, and indeed it serves a very important purpose. How are we to now contact website owners ...
by Nick Cooper
Mon May 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: London Tube Map 2 (Elec. Boogaloo)
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: London Tube Map 2 (Elec. Boogaloo)

A few observations as per the map and logo in June 2017 press coverage: The train in the logo is unmistakably modern London Underground stock. The map itself is pretty much an exact copy of the style of the TfL diagram, from the line colours to the fare zone shading, the cable car, the Piccadilly co...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Old photos/postcards

The 1956 Act introduced a term of 50 years from publication for photographs. It was only the 1988 CDP Act that introduced photographer's life plus 50 years, but it was explicitly stated that existing photographs taken before it became law (on 1 August 1989) were still covered by 1956 Act terms (and ...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photographing Buildings - Who owns the copyright?
Replies: 12
Views: 3040

Re: Photographing Buildings - Who owns the copyright?

I hadn't actually said where the park was but it looks as though you have guessed correctly. Yes, I'm good at that sort of thing! 8) A lawyer representing someone who called himself Bradgate Landscaping and who was using a similar logo has taken up the case and has written to the Trust. The local n...
by Nick Cooper
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photographing Buildings - Who owns the copyright?
Replies: 12
Views: 3040

Re: Photographing Buildings - Who owns the copyright?

I see that what I assume is the trademark in question includes very basic line drawings of the folly from five different ground-level angles, some with the surrounding ground. Registration includes Class 9 "Photographic, cinematographic and video equipment, photographic and video films, photographic...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Publicizing Photographic glass plates
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Publicizing Photographic glass plates

The 1956 Copyright Act did change this as far as 'new' photographs were concerned, which henceforward were treated the same as the other forms of copyright work, namely with a term of the lifetime of the author plus 50 years. The 1956 Act changed the term for photographs to publication plus 50 year...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Pre 1820' Newspaper and book etchings
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Pre 1820' Newspaper and book etchings

There's no conceivable way in which anything published in or before 1850 would still be under copyright in the UK. For works that expired at the end of last year, their artists would have died during 1947. Someone who had work published in 1850 at the age of 20 would have been born around 1830, so w...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of Adaptation versus Original
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

I think I know which film/play is being discussed here. The specific film - one of a number of adaptations of the play - is public domain in the United States, but not necessarily elsewhere. The original play is still protected for a few more years in the US under a term of 95 years after the end of...
by Nick Cooper
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement letter received, need advise please
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Hi Nick, There are two ways of assessing standard damages. The first is as you describe, the loss of income to the right holder resulting from the infringement, and the second is an account of profits , which is calculated on the assessed profits of the infringer. The claimant can usually choose wh...
by Nick Cooper
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement letter received, need advise please
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Obviously, as Andy says, you should be seeking proper legal advice on this, but it's interesting that you says the solicitors for the claimed rights holders are basing the amount demanded on a, "high estimation of [your] profits." I think it is the case that they can only claim the equivalent of the...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

And if this was a print from a book 1900 would copyright be lifetime of author plus 50 years. Thanks your help. No, a photograph is a photograph, weather it is a physical print on photographic paper, or a print in a book. If the creation date is unclear, though, the publication date of the book can...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

So a photograph taken in 1900 would then become life of the photographer plus fifty years? "In the case of photographs specifically, this was to creation plus 50 years." "Creation" means creation of the photograph, i.e. when it was taken. Photographic copyright was not linked to the life of the pho...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

The 1911 Act was retroactive, so "converted" previous works from the old terms to the new ones. In the case of photographs specifically this was to creation plus 50 years.
by Nick Cooper
Thu May 04, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Selling printed lyrics
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Just because lots of others are doing it, doesn't mean they are doing it legally.