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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: 843

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: 657

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 beign 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: 843

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: 964

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: 16
Views: 1093

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: 926

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: 56
Views: 4223

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: 56
Views: 4223

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: 2467

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: 1561

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: 4576

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: 4576

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: 1553

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: 910

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: 2060

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...