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by eefee
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

Hi Andy,

Thanks once again for your advice. The judge does seem pretty clear on this aspect.

Are you a legal professional btw? You seem to know your stuff.

Anyway. I've written back to the print company. I'll let you know their response.

Thanks again
by eefee
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

Hi again, I asked for a quote for T-shirt printing and got the following reply from a printing company- Many Thanks for the enquiry. I'm afraid we cannot print images of celebrities without written permission from them or their representative. There is a short guide about this here: http://www.firel...
by eefee
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

Woohoo. Thanks Andy.

Would anyone like to buy a t shirt? :)
by eefee
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

Am I free to proceed unhindered now? :)

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29408121
by eefee
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: I produced a live band video. Do I own copyright?
Replies: 2
Views: 6975

AndyJ, you are a legend. Thank you once again.
by eefee
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: I produced a live band video. Do I own copyright?
Replies: 2
Views: 6975

I produced a live band video. Do I own copyright?

Hello, I hope someone can shed some light on my situation. I was working with a band, (Band 1) producing video projections for their live performances and making video recordings of these to help with their promotion. Naturally, my video projections also appear in the live video recordings so the re...
by eefee
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

Ah, sorry, I thought the Rihanna vs Top Shop case was about the Celebrities Rights Act. I see now.

Anyway. I've learned a lot. Thanks once again for taking the time to explain it all. I appreciate it.
by eefee
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

The potentially defamatory ones depict a very rich and famously litigious gentleman on a toilet.

The other is a former French president using a class A substance.

I think I'll play it safe :)

Also, wasn't the Rhianna vs Top Shop case heard in an English court?
by eefee
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

Ok. I've removed a couple of possibly defamatory images and re-published the page. You can see what I'm talking about now, here- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fonzie-in-a-Onesie-and-other-stories/227619604043020 I presume that making t-shirts for sale in the UK would be subject to current UK copyri...
by eefee
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

Great advice. Thank you very much. I think I'll wait and see how the new defamation act pans out before I release any particularly controversial images. Also, let's see what happens in response to the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property. Hopefully there is a fair use exception for parody on t...
by eefee
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

That's really helpful. Thanks so much for taking the time. Yes, my caricatures are sometimes particularly acerbic. However, if they are only published on Facebook and Facebook's terms of use state that it is governed by jurisdiction of the courts located in Santa Clara County, could a claim still be...
by eefee
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

although, as my images are transformative, contain significant creative contribution and clearly don't suggest endorsement by the celebrity in question. Perhaps the California Celebrities Rights Act wouldn't apply to me, even if I were to print T-shirts? Andy Warhol’s portraits of famous people were...
by eefee
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

Hi AndyJ, Thanks for your advice, I wasn't aware of the California Celebrities Rights Act but from reading a few articles about it, it seems it doesn't apply to non-commercial use but would preclude me from advertising or selling, or soliciting purchases of, products, merchandise, goods, or services...
by eefee
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?
Replies: 18
Views: 13886

Is my UK Facebook account subject to UK or US copyright law?

Hi All, I hope you can help me to answer this question. I produce doctored photoshop images of celebrities in absurd situations. I have a Facebook page to display these although I have taken it offline while I check my legal position. I find the original images on Google. Naturally I don't own the r...