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by cannonking
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Infringing as a Licensee
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Infringing as a Licensee

Hi there, Quick question this time around, if you'd be so kind. I'm looking at taking at a license for manufacturing and selling physical copies of a 3D digital sculpt. The digital sculpt is an original work by an artist in that it is not a replica of any pre-existing sculpt. There is some doubt how...
by cannonking
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: At what point does access constitute publication?
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: At what point does access constitute publication?

Thank you for all your advice. I'm sure the British Library and National Archives have legal staff on hand with which I can now fine tune my alternative project (which I won't bore you with here). It's nice to know that I can whack up my personal correspondence archive for free without risk of being...
by cannonking
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: At what point does access constitute publication?
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: At what point does access constitute publication?

In the copyright sense, publication is generally defined as issuing copies of a work to the public in a way that satisfies the reasonable requirements of that public.... A special provision was made for the unpublished pre-1912 works whereby they would come out of copyright fifty years after the Ac...
by cannonking
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: At what point does access constitute publication?
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: At what point does access constitute publication?

Just to query a point or two (if you don't mind, I accept that I've presumed considerably on your time in the last 24 hours and am extremely grateful regardless). -At what stage do I count as 'publishing' the material? Does the fact that it's my own research database and in active use as such and pr...
by cannonking
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: At what point does access constitute publication?
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

At what point does access constitute publication?

One more query, if you'd be so kind. This one a little more related to my usual sort of question. T To briefly recap, any unpublished gray material was held to be indefinitely subject to copyright until 1989; when the 2039 rule came in. I know from my own work, and a question or two on this forum, t...
by cannonking
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is it possible to act as an agent for someone when 3d printing?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Is it possible to act as an agent for someone when 3d printing?

It sounds to me as if it what you are saying is that it possible for both Company B and Customer Z to jointly be responsible for the purchase of license, but if company A disliked the concept and thought it breached the license terms, they could attempt a suit of both parties. Certainly not a positi...
by cannonking
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is it possible to act as an agent for someone when 3d printing?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Is it possible to act as an agent for someone when 3d printing?

So here's the deal. A sector that I'm interested in has seen a massive rise in the sale of 3d files for printing from various artists/companies/manufacturers. They don't sell a physical product, what they sell is a license for the purchaser to print domestically for themselves using the provided fil...
by cannonking
Sat May 02, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Crown Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

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: 3311

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: 5800

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: 7741

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: 7741

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: 5800

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: 5954

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: 3741

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...