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by ATMOSBOB
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Designer copyright law - reselling items
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Designer copyright law - reselling items

Are you sure it is copyright that is the issue here. From memory I think it is Trade Mark law that they will be using. Their argument is that the copies used inferior materials which should not be associated with their brand name. (I was told this while NOT sitting on an original. The owner wouldn't...
by ATMOSBOB
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:
Replies: 26
Views: 2875

Re: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:

All the court requires is a normal first class letter.
by ATMOSBOB
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 84
Views: 12744

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Don't worry. This is normal. Any smokescreen will do when they are in the wrong.
by ATMOSBOB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 84
Views: 12744

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Dear Ann

You can take any number of supporters with you. Just one would be simpler.
by ATMOSBOB
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:
Replies: 26
Views: 2875

Re: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:

You could try reading this which seems to be the only example on the web.

http://www.epuk.org/the-curve/the-infri ... ight-claim
by ATMOSBOB
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using books for an art installation
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Using books for an art installation

There is no copyright in the titles of books or the authors' names, so creating your own dust jackets would not infringe any copyright.

I have just remembered that some authors are now trademarking their titles or sub-titles. Would that not cause a small problem?
by ATMOSBOB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Ownership of goods created
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Ownership of goods created

As infringing articles you can ask for them to be destroyed but I'm not sure about owning them to sell at a profit. I had an infringement many years ago of printed material and went through the problem of having the infringing copies removed from the market. I also asked for the printing film to be ...
by ATMOSBOB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using books for an art installation
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Using books for an art installation

If you are mounting them on a wall they will not be read so I would have thought that you do not need to ask permission of the author. However the covers would be a different matter and I would ask permission of the publishers to use the cover artwork in this way. I cannot see any reason for them to...
by ATMOSBOB
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.

http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/20 ... flagrancy/

Will show that relying on prices from Getty or Shutterstock is not the end of the matter.
by ATMOSBOB
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Help
Replies: 15
Views: 1872

Re: Pixsy Email Help

Dear Andy We have a problem in that not all IPEC cases are published and many infringers settle after papers are sealed and delivered so never come to court. Photographers are generally friendly people and network effectively to help each other. I am not 100% certain of the way Pixsy works but AFAIK...
by ATMOSBOB
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Help
Replies: 15
Views: 1872

Re: Pixsy Email Help

I disagree. There is nothing which says that a German photographer cannot bring a case to IPEC without using a lawyer. As we have seen from the recent case shown on this forum the court can be very generous in awarding costs to pay for a photographer's travel and accomodation expenses. The infringer...
by ATMOSBOB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:
Replies: 26
Views: 2875

Re: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:

Dear Peter My advice is to try and keep it simple. At some stage in bringing a case to court IPEC will ask you to summerise your case on one side of an A4 sheet of paper. In my limited experience it helps to do that at an early stage. Also, you mention the copying of mistakes. I once spoke to a map ...
by ATMOSBOB
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 1852

Re: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases

If the IPEC SCT were overloaded with cases I could understand it, but apparently they don't have an overly high case load. They share a building with the bankruptcy court so it is quite busy. The system seems to be that the staff who handle the paperwork cannot be fired by the judges so the judges ...
by ATMOSBOB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 1852

Re: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases

The court seems to be staffed by people with a civil service mentality that nothing is urgent. My one case at IPEC took ages to come to a hearing. When the hearing started my infringer stated that he had sent his one page outline of his defence some time before. The judge sent a clerk to look for it...
by ATMOSBOB
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

I usually had to wait six weeks for replies from publishers when seeking permissions.

One thing you might try is the Smithsonian in Washington. After the war they scooped up thousands of documents and make copies available for very low fees