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by Lumberjack
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Book coverted to E-book without permission
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Book coverted to E-book without permission

Hi Andy, Thanks for info. I hadn't got that e-mail, but sent it via their contact form. If anyone looks up the book on Google, they will find that my download version is actually cheaper than what they are offering, so I don't suppose it will affect sales. The printed version was reprinted numerous ...
by Lumberjack
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Book coverted to E-book without permission
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Book coverted to E-book without permission

It is unlikely I would get anywhere with this. I contacted them via their website, but got no reply. I eventually traced them to the Central African Republic! They do have a take-down DMCA form - but not worth getting involved!
Robert
by Lumberjack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Book coverted to E-book without permission
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Book coverted to E-book without permission

Hi Andy, I am getting more confused than ever now. It is on a number of other sites as well, this time in French. It has also picked up another ISBN number from somehwhere. They are both shown as: Paperback: 154 pages Publisher: Shelterdeck Publishing (28 Jan. 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 095715...
by Lumberjack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Book coverted to E-book without permission
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Book coverted to E-book without permission

Hi Andy, Thanks for full reply. Yes, I am Shelterdeck Publishing. I prepare the books myself, fully formatted on my home PC and then convert it to PDF, also on my PC. I send the complete files via We Transfer to the printers, and they print as many as I want, and deliver them to me, and I market the...
by Lumberjack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Book coverted to E-book without permission
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Book coverted to E-book without permission

I have just discovered that the fees to join the site for "Free" downloads is either £7.25 per month, or £87 per year! :(
by Lumberjack
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Book coverted to E-book without permission
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Book coverted to E-book without permission

I came across this today. It is my book. https://mocalra.cf/blogs/downloader-di-libri-online-di-google-rms-st-helena-south-atlantic-mailship-letteratura-italiana-epub-9780957158313.html This appears to be a Norwegian company who has converted it to an e-book and is giving it away (provided one regis...
by Lumberjack
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Book copyright from the 1940s
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Re: Book copyright from the 1940s

If it went to Penguin House, it is quite likely they are not interested in it any more as it was so long ago, and if you asked them, would probably say you can do what you want with it. Not all that long ago, I had a book accepted by a publisher and it quickly sold out, but they kept stalling on a r...
by Lumberjack
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Changes to Creative Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Changes to Creative Commons

Thanks for further clarification. It is not worrying me unduly, but I do know that a lot of publishers and photographers are getting very concerned. I spent many years at sea, so this writing and photogrpahy thing was just a by-product of that, and keeps me busy in old age, but I will never get rich...
by Lumberjack
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Changes to Creative Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Changes to Creative Commons

Thanks, It is rather too late for me now anyway, considering I have been doing it for over 50 years! :( Similarly when people take photographs of models they have purchased from me, I never considered that they were supposed to ask permission to use them. But I am now hearing that an awful lot of pu...
by Lumberjack
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Changes to Creative Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Changes to Creative Commons

I was thinking of Creative Commons, as the new laws would seem to be extending the rule that if an identifiable person is shown, vene if it is CCO, permission must be sought from the person photogographed. So it looks like even inanimate objcets will be copyright, such as photographed of motor cars,...
by Lumberjack
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photographing home-made items
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Photographing home-made items

Thanks, but problem is it is not on a private basis, as I have written a number of well-illustrtaed books over the years, and always felt that as I took the photographs myself, it would be OK to use them. From time to time, I have even been told that it is illegal to take photographs of ships becaus...
by Lumberjack
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Changes to Creative Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Changes to Creative Commons

Thanks, as long as it hasn't happened yet, nothing to worry about, but no doubt it will just be the normal chaos after they have finalised it! :roll:
by Lumberjack
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photographing home-made items
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Photographing home-made items

I was referring to models completely built by myself or others, not kits. But if permission is required to photograph such things, surely that would render the camera more-or-less obsolete because the majority of photograps show things that are made by someone else. I know I have taken photographs o...
by Lumberjack
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photographing home-made items
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Photographing home-made items

I make small models that I sell, but recently, I have been getting people asking for permission to photograph them when I exhibit them anywhere. Can't understand this, as I have always thought that it was OK to photograph models without asking permission (I am not talking about in museums, but just ...
by Lumberjack
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Changes to Creative Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Changes to Creative Commons

I am aware that the copyright laws have just changed (advised of this by the Authors Lending & Collecting Society). Looking it up, it is in the usual confusing language. Am I correct in thinking that from now on, large online organisations such as Facebook, Pixabay (Free image site) etc, with be leg...