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by MrsTwosheds
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Knitting patterns and character copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Knitting patterns and character copyright

Oh, how funny! Thank you so much as always for your excellent erudite and speedy response, Andy (and for making me laugh such a lot). Never fear, Hergé’s honour is safe with me!

Best regards

Sally
by MrsTwosheds
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Knitting patterns and character copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Knitting patterns and character copyright

Hi Andy Thank you as always for your speedy reply. This is a huge help but I should have probably made it a bit clearer that the sweaters actually feature knit-stitched reproductions of the characters themselves (rather than just resembling garments worn by them). As far as I can judge, they are pro...
by MrsTwosheds
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Knitting patterns and character copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Knitting patterns and character copyright

Hi All Sorry about the deeply unimaginative title! Was wondering if you could clarify something for me, please? I have just bought a ‘retro’ knitting pattern booklet (dating from, I would say, 1990s) of sweaters depicting characters from Hergé’s Tintin. The knitting pattern designer is still very mu...
by MrsTwosheds
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Recycled textiles
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

Re: Recycled textiles

Ah, that’s good to know! Thank you so much as always, Andy, for your excellent (and speedy) reply. I can blithely continue to clothe our carnival group in Ikea costumes without fear of retribution (well.....at least from Ikea, anyway....the carnival group themselves may be a different matter!). Best...
by MrsTwosheds
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Recycled textiles
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

Recycled textiles

Good evening everyone. Was sorting through my textile stash this evening, with the intention of starting a new sewing project and pondering on the amount of fabrics I have which are (or will be, I hope) recycled. A dread thought has struck me - I have been gaily using second hand curtains and duvet ...
by MrsTwosheds
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Format of arts events/experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Re: Format of arts events/experiences

Hi Andy Thank you - that’s good to know. It’s very difficult to get people to engage with arts projects as a general rule, so it seems an excellent idea to introduce wine and music to lower inhibition! As you suggest, we will do our own thing with regards to advertising (and I will make a point of n...
by MrsTwosheds
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Format of arts events/experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Format of arts events/experiences

Good evening guys I’m not quite sure that I’m in the right place for the answer to this, but I shall launch into the issue anyway and rely on your kindness to point me in the right direction if I’m way off the mark! I’m part of several small charitable-status arts groups in the small seaside town wh...
by MrsTwosheds
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old books and the illustrations therein
Replies: 4
Views: 2586

Re: Old books and the illustrations therein

That’s wonderful news, Andy - thank you so much as always for your speedy and erudite reply! I had been pondering this issue for some time as I frequently haunt secondhand bookshops in the hope of picking up copyright-free material (particularly old Victorian art books) - I have always been slightly...
by MrsTwosheds
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old books and the illustrations therein
Replies: 4
Views: 2586

Old books and the illustrations therein

Hi again guys Wonder if you can help with this one, please? It’s a bit contorted and I would (possibly!) know the answer if I was dealing with the first layer of the enquiry but am not sure about the historical aspect. I am thinking about buying a book and would like to use the illustrations for a d...
by MrsTwosheds
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 4410

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

Thank you, Nick. I’ll get my friend to check out the National Archive, too. She already has an artist on the starting blocks, I think, as regards the map so it would be good to look at other sources.

Thank you all, as always, for such great advice.

Best regards

Sally
by MrsTwosheds
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 4410

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

Hi ATMOSBOB

Thank you - we won’t give up on the publisher just yet then! And no, we never gave the Smithsonian a thought, but will now - this is worth knowing and I’ll pass this on to my friend. A great lead!

Thank you again.

Best regards

Sally
by MrsTwosheds
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 4410

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

Hi again Andy What a great thought! Very many thanks for this - I know that my friend has access to the arts community here and could get a map re-drawn. It’s the perfect solution and one that never crossed my mind. It would be a good idea to contact the Admiralty, too, as you suggest. Am so glad I ...
by MrsTwosheds
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 4410

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

Hi Andy Thank you for your speedy and erudite response. It looks as though we may have to go back to the drawing board with this one - I can’t see a way around this (and we obviously can’t force the publisher to respond). I think I may suggest that my friend finds something suitable in a more recent...
by MrsTwosheds
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 4410

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

Hello again guys Sorry to keep harping on with this one - any advice gratefully received! We seem to have hit a brick wall with the permissions to publish. I have written to Batsford giving full details of the publication and, as nothing happened whatsoever, thought I would try MacMillan (who republ...
by MrsTwosheds
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps

Hi Andy Thank you so much for your speedy and knowledgeable reply, as always. I had been pondering over this for a while as, on the one hand, it would seem odd to give one access to a tool that one couldn’t use publicly but, on the other, it seems to be ‘cheating’ (and using someone else’s design ta...