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by CopyrightAid
Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: When assigning IP of websites in the UK what is assigned?
Replies: 3
Views: 3898

Yes. You should clarify this in your contract with him. If it was me, the route I would take is as follows: All work I have created is mine (as the creator) until I receive full payment. Upon payment CUSTOM WORK that I have done for THAT CLIENT ALONE (i.e. the 'look/theme' of the site) is handed ove...
by CopyrightAid
Sun May 29, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Darth Vader copyrights?
Replies: 3
Views: 9326

Personally I would recommend extreme caution here. What concerns me in this case is that your t-shirts will clearly be trading off the established Lucasfilm character (after all, you would not have created your version of the character if Star Wars was not such a huge success) - to me it therefore s...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: similar company
Replies: 5
Views: 4616

Please note, I am not an expert on trademarks either (so as Andy says - treat what I say with caution). LEGACY EVENT is indeed registered as a trademark- see http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/tm/t-os/t-find/t-find-number?detailsrequested=C&trademark=2563160 Like Andy, I too find the two words 'LEGACY' & '...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Can a logo be copyrighted by a third party?
Replies: 2
Views: 3022

Copyright is an automatic right that exists from the point that the work is created. Unless there is an agreement to the contrary, the first owner of a copyright work will be the creator of the work, unless the person that created the work did so as part of their normal employment - in which case co...
by CopyrightAid
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Company hires freelancer to do website:How owns the c.right?
Replies: 7
Views: 7972

Unless there is an agreement to the contrary, or you are engaged as an employee (rather than freelance), you will be the first owner of copyright in the work. The relevant section of the Copyright Designs and Patents can be found here It is quite common for web-designers such as yourself to transfer...
by CopyrightAid
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Filming Live Bands in Pubs and Clubs
Replies: 5
Views: 6604

Hi.. In my experience, it is normally the venue that is licensed by the PRS, rather that the band. i.e. the normal PRS license allows the to playing or performance of music on the premises (not onward distribution). If you are distributing the music, then the standard PRS licence would not apply. Th...
by CopyrightAid
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Product name protection and rights advice needed pls
Replies: 2
Views: 5611

As you are talking about a product name, I suspect that that only possibility would be a claim that they are 'passing off'. Here are a few links that may provide further information: http://www.waterfrontsolicitors.com/intellectual-property/legal-basics/protecting-ip/passing-off http://www.ipit-upda...
by CopyrightAid
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Coat of Arms?
Replies: 1
Views: 5283

No, it is not something that can be done. From a copyright perspective what you suggest is not possible, but I also suspect that the legitimate use of a coat of arms would be restricted in any case. Firstly the copyright angle: A work is said to fall into the public domain when copyright expires, at...
by CopyrightAid
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Another forum copyright question
Replies: 4
Views: 4075

Copyright is the right of the creator of the work, so without any agreement to the contrary the individuals would own their own contributions. If when signing up you agree to some condition that will naturally supersede the 'default' rule. On a more general note regarding forums: When you post to an...
by CopyrightAid
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright at my workplace
Replies: 4
Views: 4597

Hi and welcome to the forum. Section 11 of the CD&P Act states Section 11: First ownership of copyright. 11.-(1) The author of a work is the first owner of any copyright in it, subject to the following provisions. (2) Where a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, or a film, is made by an emp...
by CopyrightAid
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Help the choir
Replies: 1
Views: 3175

Copyright law does allow uses that are termed 'fair dealing' and this does cover 'private study' which this seems to qualify as, but... I would not upload them to any publicly accessible part of the site as I believe that would constitute 'issue of copies to the public'; an infringement under the 19...
by CopyrightAid
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Patterns in craft books.
Replies: 6
Views: 7980

As AndyJ says, I would check with the publisher of the craft books for clarification on this. Whilst it is true that the manufactured item is a separate 'work' to the pattern on the page, it is still a reproduction of sorts (and the CD&P Act does say that in relation to infringement of copyright by ...
by CopyrightAid
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Online Newspaper Articles
Replies: 3
Views: 5358

It sounds like your friend is indeed being naive and breaching copyright. The statement 'once it is on the internet it is in the public domain' demonstrates a misunderstanding of copyright law. Virtually ALL content on the Internet IS subject to copyright and protected under law. Under copyright law...
by CopyrightAid
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using images in a free PDF magazine review
Replies: 3
Views: 4269

Hi. When you said 'university course' I suspected that we might be under fair-dealing rules - but that is not the case if your are allowing others to view/download the material as you are then distributing content. If your website / PDF download contains the work of others then you need their permis...
by CopyrightAid
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Personal images on websites
Replies: 5
Views: 11069

On a related note - when it comes to posting pictures on the internet that you don't want distributed, I normally recommend that the creator uses a image manipulating program - like Gimp or Photoshop to 'watermark' the image with their copyright notice - here's an example of what I mean. http://www....