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by pilax23
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 19
Views: 11706

Re: Old photos/postcards

Thanks once again. Given all that you have said, it is perhaps not surprising that this hasn't been tested in the courts. Great website!
by pilax23
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 19
Views: 11706

Re: Old photos/postcards

Thanks for that. I just wonder if the defendant said that he copied the image from a website or a library book, would it not throw the onus back on the publisher to prove that that was impossible, ie. he had the original negative and some kind of proof from the photographer that it had never been pr...
by pilax23
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 19
Views: 11706

Re: Old photos/postcards

I would like to come back to the question of 'Publication Right'. As I understand it an old out of copyright photograph, previously unpublished, gains a new period of copyright protection of 25 years when it appears in a publication. It seems to me that many old photographs have been published a num...
by pilax23
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo copyright 1945 - 1957
Replies: 17
Views: 8915

Re: Photo copyright 1945 - 1957

Many thanks. That's now completely clear. As others have remarked, what an excellent site this.
by pilax23
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo copyright 1945 - 1957
Replies: 17
Views: 8915

Re: Photo copyright 1945 - 1957

Many thanks for your answer. I'm a bit confused and the reason is a reply you gave to my earlier query which was this: "However, in 1995 the UK was obliged to introduce changes to conform with European law. This increased the post mortem element to 70 years and it also had retrospective effect on an...
by pilax23
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo copyright 1945 - 1957
Replies: 17
Views: 8915

Photo copyright 1945 - 1957

Hello, I have a query about copyright on photos taken between 1945 and 31 May 1957. What is the length of copyright for these images?
by pilax23
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 19
Views: 11706

Re: Old photos/postcards

This is typical of what I was referring to: "Note: these images are provided for personal and private use only. All purchased images remain copyright of X You should not make your own additional copies and pass them on in any way". These are clearly not the work of X as they are photos taken more th...
by pilax23
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 19
Views: 11706

Re: Old photos/postcards

Thanks once again. Now much clearer.
by pilax23
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 19
Views: 11706

Re: Old photos/postcards

Many thanks for that. I have noticed browsing your excellent forum that it would seem that any photograph taken before 1945 is out of copyright. Is that correct and would it apply if a photograph (pre-1945) has been published subsequent to that date?
by pilax23
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old photos/postcards
Replies: 19
Views: 11706

Old photos/postcards

I've noticed that some companies/individuals who sell photos/postcards claim copyright by the fact of owning the image, even though they did not create the image. I'm talking about images from the turn of the 19th/20th century. They then ask a licence fee for reproduction. Can they in fact do this? ...