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by Nick Cooper
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Cartoon from Punch 1908
Replies: 9
Views: 5791

Re: Cartoon from Punch 1908

The cartoonist is James Frank Sullivan, who signed his work as "Jassef." https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp148442/james-frank-sullivan-jassef He died in 1936, so obviously his works have been public domain in the UK since the end of 1986, before being briefly revived betwe...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement
Replies: 15
Views: 2642

Re: Pixsy.com alleging copyright infringement

The only real argument against hotlinking is bandwidth theft. A couple of times in the past I had issues when websites with far higher traffic than mine hotlinked to my images, threatening to exceed the monthly usage limits on my own site hosting.
by Nick Cooper
Sun May 31, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: US reproduction of an old UK publication
Replies: 5
Views: 2927

Re: US reproduction of an old UK publication

While I don't have a have copy myself, there is one in the British Library which leads me to assume it was a formal and properly copyrighted publication. When we are finally free to roam the earth I will go to the British Library to check. If you haven't done already, it might be worth checking www...
by Nick Cooper
Sun May 31, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: US reproduction of an old UK publication
Replies: 5
Views: 2927

Re: US reproduction of an old UK publication

However as the book was in copyright on 1 July 1995, it will have benefitted from a 20 year extension to the post mortem period (so 70 years after death) which came into force that year. To be picky, the extension was not dependent on a work still being in copyright on 1 July 1995, as lapsed works ...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 10437

Re: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards

My feeling is that if the barrister did inherit Sir Arthur Waite's copywrite, then wouldn't the date of Waite's death be the one the public domain status is based upon? Since Pamala Coleman Smith died in poverty, surely she was not receiving royalties from sales of the book? (or cards, for that mat...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo copyright 1945 - 1957
Replies: 17
Views: 10543

Re: Photo copyright 1945 - 1957

The "problem" for the supposed EU-based extension is that the Paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 as revised still states: (2) Copyright in the following descriptions of work continues to subsist until the date on which it would have expired under the 1956 Act— ... (c) published photographs and pho...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 10437

Re: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards

Yes, I thought it best not to post the details of the surviving members of the family here for privacy reasons. Obviously the barrister would be the best first port of call!
by Nick Cooper
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 10437

Re: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards

Thanks for that, Andy. Mea culpa for incorrectly relying on the 1842 Act rather than 1862 (D'oh!). I suppose there might be a question as to whether the 1911 Act could have over-ridden the 1862 Act as regards the automatic transfer of copyright in the case of a commission, given that section 24 of t...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 10437

Re: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards

I looked into this previously, and what I think the situation is is covered on the Talk page for the Rider-Waite deck Wikipedia page. The bottom line is that Waite commissioned Colman Smith to do the artwork for the deck, and it is contended that Waite owned the copyright as the commissioner, but ob...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Film Stills Pre-1969
Replies: 3
Views: 6077

Re: Film Stills Pre-1969

Productions stills are rarely the work of a film's director. They are normally taken by a studio photographer - or a freelancer - for continuity and/or publicity purposes. Ownership would therefore usually be with the studio or producers, not the director.
by Nick Cooper
Thu May 30, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: 1971 Book cover
Replies: 3
Views: 5396

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: 7388

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: 5769

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: 7388

Re: Postcard images and content

HelenBee wrote: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:41 amI’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: 13268

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 ...