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by ronS
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Writing a sequel
Replies: 2
Views: 3052

Thank you so much for such an amazing response and so swiftly added!. A superb website.
by ronS
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Writing a sequel
Replies: 2
Views: 3052

Writing a sequel

Way back in the 1970s I read a historical novel based in the 18th century which I always felt ended very abruptly and I've long had it in mind to write a sequel. My intention is not just to give a better ending to the story but to introduce new readers to a once popular but now sadly-neglected autho...
by ronS
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: And yet another query about photographs
Replies: 3
Views: 5603

Thanks for another superb answer. This forum really is a boon and your answers in particular. My reason for raising this particular question (as distinct from the previous one) is because photography started to boom in the 1950s and a lot of those photographs are now coming on the market as photogra...
by ronS
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: And yet another query about photographs
Replies: 3
Views: 5603

And yet another query about photographs

I have read somewhere that 1945 is a critical cut-off date for photographs which seems to conflict with what I have read here, which says that June 1957 is the critical date. This other source says: In the case of photographs taken between 1945 and 1996: Copyright exists for at least as long as post...
by ronS
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Another query about images
Replies: 5
Views: 4819

Thanks for such a prompt reply and for the most helpful advice. As you say, museums are depending more and more on revenue from licensing pictures but some of them are beginning to get greedy, to the point at which using their illustrations in small, specialist publications is now becoming an econom...
by ronS
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Another query about images
Replies: 5
Views: 4819

Re: Another query about images

To correct the above, that should have read "the copyright has expired, so is there any reason why I shouldn't buy a print and use it as I wish? To add an extra bit of information; the picture is of the chairman of a major early-20th century company and was almost certainly used for publicity purpos...
by ronS
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Another query about images
Replies: 5
Views: 4819

Another query about images

A company (Media Storehouse) is offering for sale through Amazon a print that I would like to use to accompany a magazine article. The Amazon page says nothing about restrictions on the use of the photograph. It simply says © Copyright [the name of the museum that owns the negative]. The photograph ...
by ronS
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of old postcards for charity calendar
Replies: 4
Views: 6291

Many thanks for such a rapid response.

As ever very clear and prudent advice.
by ronS
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of old postcards for charity calendar
Replies: 4
Views: 6291

That answer also helps me with a query I have. Can I ask a couple of supplementary questions, though? 1) Am I correct in thinking then that a photograph taken in 1955 is now out of copyright but one taken in 1957 will be subject to photographer's death +70 years? 2) In a separate case, unlike the OP...
by ronS
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Digitised Archive Images
Replies: 6
Views: 4849

Presumably, though, if you can get hold of an original of the postcard (and it is out of copyright, as seems likely given its age), there will be no restrictions on you scanning that and using it on your blog item. It might be worth looking on the various websites that advertise postcards for sale i...