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by Nick Cooper
Thu May 30, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: 1971 Book cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: 1971 Book cover

Nice to see RHG still pretending the Quotations Exception does not exist....
by Nick Cooper
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Postcard images and content
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: Postcard images and content

Hi Nick, Good call. If you have an address it's very good for finding out who lived there in September 1939. But if you search on a name, the 1939 Register will only identify people who have since died, or who were born before 1916. All other entries are obscured. Plus, in my experience some of the...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Postcard image: oil painting
Replies: 3
Views: 1864

Re: Postcard image: oil painting

Doing a bit of Googling, it looks like Tuck used the "after" designation incorrectly for simple reproductions. Comparing the postcard image to one of the original work should make it clear whether it is a reproduction or not.
by Nick Cooper
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Postcard images and content
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: Postcard images and content

HelenBee wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:41 am
I’d also considered the access of census returns and am pleased you have confirmed my own opinion on this.
Presumably you've also factored in the 1939 ID Card Register?
by Nick Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Am I Infringing this business's copyright with this?
Replies: 13
Views: 4522

Re: Am I Infringing this business's copyright with this?

Thank you Nick. Can you not see the example that I linked to? Not initially, as there is a rogue full stop in the URL, but having removed it, I can now see your image. On the face of it, LYD's claims seem extremely tenuous. They can't claim copyright simply on the silhouettes of people, trees, and ...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 3926

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

I would certainly go down the route of having the map re-drawn. It might be worth looking at difference representations of the same map given that, if it's showing a convoy route, it is probable that it's just a general indication, rather than being the exact one taken. Be aware that there are many ...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Am I Infringing this business's copyright with this?
Replies: 13
Views: 4522

Re: Am I Infringing this business's copyright with this?

It looks like LYD use at least two different but stylistically similar images for different areas. Notwithstanding the fact I can't see what you were using, they can't just claim ownership on the silhouette landscape form, as it's a widely graphic device.
by Nick Cooper
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: 1960 article in Punch
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

Re: 1960 article in Punch

The cartoons appear to have been licensed to www.punch.co.uk who are trading as 'Punch Magazine'. It is, perhaps, worth noting that many Punch cartoons are now public domain in the UK, notwithstanding the fact that the aforementioned website is still offering to license them. The works of William H...
by Nick Cooper
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com email re use of photo on website demanding fee
Replies: 18
Views: 9257

Re: Pixsy.com email re use of photo on website demanding fee

the point your failing to understand is that we all use google these days, and when they give us results eg for pictures no its not clear what legally we can and cant take. your mixing your experience with mine and its not helping, your talking about images copied from your books, but i am talking ...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: How to assess compensation?
Replies: 8
Views: 3651

Re: How to assess compensation?

Although the Author says he did not realise the material was copyright the pages he copied from my website had a "no right click" on them so they could not be cut and pasted, which in itself should have made him realise I didn't want anyone copying the articles . So frankly I don't believe him . Su...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 85
Views: 25973

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: 85
Views: 25973

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: 9
Views: 5110

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: 3643

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: 7886

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...