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by Lumberjack
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Book copyright from the 1940s
Replies: 3
Views: 1642

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: 849

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: 849

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: 849

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: 681

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: 849

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: 681

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: 681

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: 849

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...
by Lumberjack
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Same image, different claims
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: Same image, different claims

Thanks, I thought that would be the case. The Australia one seems to be a scan of an original print. Here is a typical photograph from that source: https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/B+53305 The free use information is obtained via the INFO button, bottom left. This is not the photograph I ...
by Lumberjack
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Same image, different claims
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Same image, different claims

I found an image on an official Australian website (State Library of South Australia) that I would like to use in a proposed book. I am pretty certain that the image is at least 100 years old. The site clearly states "No known copyright restrictions - you do not need to seek permission to use this i...
by Lumberjack
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Recently Expired Copyright?
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Re: Recently Expired Copyright?

Thanks Andy,
I have already seen some on Wikimedia saying they are now public domain, I may well contact them, just to be sure.
by Lumberjack
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Recently Expired Copyright?
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Recently Expired Copyright?

For some time, there has been a very significant collection of images by Wilhelm Hester on the internet, here https://content.lib.washington.edu/hesterweb/index.html Wilhelm Hester died in 1947, so - does that mean that these images are now in the public domain, or might there still be some other re...
by Lumberjack
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Single frame of old pre-war film
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Thanks very much for the reply. The film in question is on Utube, and said to be in the Public Domain anyway, but the frame included in it that I am interested in was not a product of the film producers, but actual footage from an even earlier time that had been inserted for realism! So I guess it i...
by Lumberjack
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Single frame of old pre-war film
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Single frame of old pre-war film

What is the copyright situation with a single frame of a pre war film (1930s). I don't mean a shot of people or film stars, but more of everyday objects such as a steam locomotive, a ship, or a covered wagon or even scenes such as a Klondyke gold rush town etc, etc?