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by cannonking
Sat May 02, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Crown Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: Crown Copyright

'Where a work is made by Her Majesty or by an officer or servant of the Crown in the course of his duties'. ' To me, this is the nub of it. I read a lot of old correspondence by 'servants of the Crown', but they have a really awkward way of intermingling the personal and public as it were. So it mak...
by cannonking
Fri May 01, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Crown Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Crown Copyright

Okay. According to my understanding, unpublished literary material remains in copyright until 2039. That being said, when does what a person does technically qualify as Crown Copyright? Take the following cases:- 1. A Government Minister pencilling off a note relating to the business of his departme...
by cannonking
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Re-uploading a scan
Replies: 4
Views: 3660

Re: Re-uploading a scan

Ha, well, I'm thinking of trying to set up a site with certain historical documents from a variety of sources for educational/collaborative research purposes. Being the careful fellow that I am though; I'm trying to ensure that nobody has a legal leg to stand on for challenging what I put onto it. F...
by cannonking
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Unpublished Letters
Replies: 4
Views: 5022

Re: Unpublished Letters

I see. That clears that up then. Many thanks on that; I'm working with a family right now in the above described situation to try and figure out which of them actually possesses the copyright. Time to start digging up the wills!
by cannonking
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Unpublished Letters
Replies: 4
Views: 5022

Re: Unpublished Letters

Hmmm... So if copyright is inherited along with possession; where does the copyright go once the documents have been given away (say, for tax relief), and we've moved on a couple of generations? Say my great-grandfather left my grandfather the documents in his will (and not to his three siblings), m...
by cannonking
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Re-uploading a scan
Replies: 4
Views: 3660

Re: Re-uploading a scan

Firstly, thank you for the succinct reply. Since you indicate that it is not entirely clear cut; it seems to me to be worth further consideration. You think that modification of an image would technically qualify as a derivative work, and I can see the reasoning. Flipping it around then, rather than...
by cannonking
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Archivists and Copyright
Replies: 1
Views: 3926

Archivists and Copyright

In many archives I have visited, one is asked to fill out a disclaimer form in which you agree to ask permission from the archive before reproducing any items photographed within. Several have also claimed ownership over items which are clearly not in copyright or something they could own copyright ...
by cannonking
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Miniature Models Copyright
Replies: 1
Views: 2448

Miniature Models Copyright

Until recently, copyright for industrial design was limited to twenty five years. In the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 however, this was extended to the life of the artist plus 70 years. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2013/24/part/6/crossheading/copyright-and-rights-in-performanc...
by cannonking
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Re-uploading a scan
Replies: 4
Views: 3660

Re-uploading a scan

To my knowledge, published works from back in the ninteenth century are well out of copyright. Yet a number of journal and online access providers claim that their plonking an out of copyright item on top of a flatbed scanner generates a new copyright for that image specifically; even though it is a...
by cannonking
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Unpublished Letters
Replies: 4
Views: 5022

Unpublished Letters

I am aware that unpublished works were originally held to have copyright in perpetuity until recently; when 2039 was specified as an expiry date for the older materials. I am also aware that copyright passes to the descendants of a person whether specified in the will or not., My query is consequent...