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by rmlaws54
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Copyright on Self Published Books
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Copyright on Self Published Books

I would add only one suggestion to the full and excellent reply that has already been given. I you have difficulty knowing where the estate passed to, or tracing the beneficiaries named in the will, but you know where the author lived at the time of her death, then you could download the house deeds...
by rmlaws54
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Newspapers and old photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4014

Re: Old Newspapers and old photos

thank you. I had understood that the production of a scanned image did not normally make it a 'new work', but you have clarified the situation further.

Robert
by rmlaws54
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Which country's copyright law is relevant?
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Which country's copyright law is relevant?

Thank you, that is very helpful.

This is information that not (AFIAK) routinely stated in 'introduction' to copyright.

Robert
by rmlaws54
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Newspapers and old photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4014

Re: Old Newspapers and old photos

This question about the difference between a scan of the printed image and a scan of the original photograph is an interesting one. I imagien that it is not merely a question of the image quality but also of what has been published and what has not. As an example, The I llustrated London News will h...
by rmlaws54
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Which country's copyright law is relevant?
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Which country's copyright law is relevant?

I have read through much of the valuable discussion on this website, and elsewhere. Yet I find I am left with this very basic question: Suppose I, a resident of country A, publish a book in country B, and that book includes a photograph whose origin was country C. Q: which country's copyright law do...
by rmlaws54
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: 1901 family photograph - OK to publish?
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: 1901 family photograph - OK to publish?

Thank you that is very useful indeed.

My great grandfather paid for the photograph and I inherited his copy. So I suppose I own the copyright (except it has expired of course).

regards,

Robert
by rmlaws54
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Book Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: Book Cover

I hit a related problem. I had obtained, from the internet, a scan of a photograph from 1870. I wanted to reproduce it in a book quite small - the scan was adequate. I emailed the museum who held the original (in New Zealand) and asked if they were happy for me to do this, pointing out that it was o...
by rmlaws54
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: 1901 family photograph - OK to publish?
Replies: 2
Views: 814

1901 family photograph - OK to publish?

I am editing a book for publication. I would like to include in it a copy of a 1901 family photograph that I own. I don't know who the photographer was, but the photo carries the name of "Hewett's studio, Newcastle". The photo has (I believe) never been published, although there are several copies o...