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by Warlock
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Does US copyright registration cover me for copyright disput
Replies: 4
Views: 6241

The only thing to be careful of, as I think has already been mentioned is whether the US Copyright Office can provide a copy of the work as evidence. When I contacted the US Copyright Office on a similar matter (albeit a few years ago now) I was told that works they received were simply placed into ...
by Warlock
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is this infringement?
Replies: 10
Views: 5384

I agree that you'd have a hard time stopping them legally (it's just toooo gray), but complaints is not a bad idea - Encourage your peers and posters to make a stand. If enough forum admins and posters complain, the host will spend so much time answering complaints they may do a U-turn. Vive la revo...
by Warlock
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Who owns copyright to forum posts?
Replies: 21
Views: 47217

Hi Tennant.. A very interesting point. I think 'yes' they are in breach of copyright. As I understand it, (assuming the forum does not belong to the manufacturer), the manufacturer should contact the person that posted the endorsement (or go through the forum owner to contact them) and get permissio...
by Warlock
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Reprinting a book ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4794

The only advice I have is to contact the estate of the copyright owner....
by Warlock
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is my English translation from French my property?
Replies: 2
Views: 3620

My understanding is that a translation is a derivative work, clearly you can make no claim to the original book, nor can you prevent others from translating the book and selling their translation. I would assume that you can claim copyright to your translation - so a direct copy of your translation ...
by Warlock
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Social Networking website copyright
Replies: 2
Views: 3147

Sorry -- but copyright does not apply t the 'idea' of something. To be subject to copyright a work must be tangible - i.e. written down/recorded. Copyright will apply to your website content and code, not the idea. If someone else wants to start a competing site that's just fair competition. As long...
by Warlock
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Legal to Embed Video Content on Marketing Site?
Replies: 2
Views: 7347

It really just depends on what the copyright owner of the video footage allows you to do. In some cases footage you find on the internet may have a licence attached (i.e. you can use under certain conditions) if there is no such licence, or the licence does not allow what you want to do then you nee...
by Warlock
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: microsoft excel ?
Replies: 1
Views: 4226

Yes. Your actual work - i.e. the actual code, content, etc. that you have created is your work and is subject to copyright (YOU own the copyright to what YOU created). Excel is a tool - think of it this way - a writer still owns copyright to the work they create if they use a typewriter. Or perhaps ...
by Warlock
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: reading out a poem in a film
Replies: 1
Views: 4432

So I guess that would be an unauthorised reproduction and public performance of her work then... - The only safe option is to get permission to use her work. It sounds like your film is for a good cause - if you had asked for permission up front, there is a good chance she would have agreed. I sugge...
by Warlock
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: copyright re photographer/model
Replies: 2
Views: 3649

Difficult - not really sure there is anything you can do. As far as copyright goes - you have no case, the copyright owner is automatically the photographer - so you have no claim to copyright on his work. As far as I am aware a person can only really object to the use of their image if it portrays ...
by Warlock
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: The process for registering a copyright design...
Replies: 3
Views: 7410

Copyright is one area of intellectual property and Design Rights are another. For most copyright works protection lasts for the lifetime of the author plus 70 years and protection is worldwide. In the case of design rights an 'unregistered design right' is protected under UK law for 10 years only (a...
by Warlock
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Live Recording
Replies: 1
Views: 4108

From the Copyright Designs and Patents Act: Section 11: First ownership of copyright. 11.-(1) The author of a work is the first owner of any copyright in it, subject to the following provisions. (2) Where a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, or a film, is made by an employee in the course...
by Warlock
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: copyright and ownership again
Replies: 1
Views: 3519

By your own words - they are the copyright owners, this means that they have the exclusive right to control how the work is used, including the making of reproductions, publication etc. Perhaps the way they approached this was less that courteous (perhaps?), but from your description they are totall...
by Warlock
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Parody laws
Replies: 2
Views: 4238

PRS licences as I understand are issued to the venue, so normally they would already be licenced or should sort this out if you contact them. You may also want to check this - section 80 'derogatory treatment' http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1988/ukpga_19880048_en_4#pt1-ch4 - Probably won't apply, b...
by Warlock
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: rights of the Author - not copyright owner
Replies: 1
Views: 3576

Rights of the author are generally called 'moral rights' - see Chapter IV of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1988/ukpga_19880048_en_4#pt1-ch4 I don't recall any mention of portfolio use though. It's probably best to check with your employer anyway, even if it i...