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by CopyrightAid
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: How to prove they used my content online
Replies: 3
Views: 3826

It just needs to be someone that does not have a vested interest in your case and is prepared to act as a witness.
by CopyrightAid
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Live Recording Rights
Replies: 1
Views: 3485

You are correct that copyright in the sound recording (phonographic copyright - (p) ) will unless there is a contract to the contrary belong to the person / company that made the recording. Naturally you can't do much with the recording without the band's consent (the underlying music is of course t...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Personal images on websites
Replies: 5
Views: 11043

Just some follow-up thoughts... In terms of copyright, on most forums posters should have no concerns - for the following reasons * Most forums make no mention of copyright in the registration process - so copyright is still firmly in the hands of the creator. * Most forums make no mention further d...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Personal images on websites
Replies: 5
Views: 11043

Firstly, the fact that work appears on the Internet does not make any difference in terms of copyright law - it is up to the copyright owner explicitly releases rights or allow usage. The fact that they have posted the images on a forum does implicitly mean that they agree to allow the forum to disp...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: How to prove they used my content online
Replies: 3
Views: 3826

How can I prove that they used copy for last 3 months? It should be quite simple to demonstrate that they are still using your work - you simply ensure that you secure a copy of their site showing your work being used as evidence before you contact them - this should ideally be done with a witness ...
by CopyrightAid
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of forum users' avatars
Replies: 4
Views: 7729

That's why I put point 2..
2) Make sure that if you do get a complaint you remove the avatar from your site without delay.

It's not your fault if someone uploads infringing material without your knowledge, but you may be liable if you allow an infringement to continue after you have been notified.
by CopyrightAid
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Does US copyright registration cover me for copyright disput
Replies: 4
Views: 6566

Provided the US Copyright Office can provide evidence of the content of your work (i.e. they hold a copy of your material and can supply a copy to support your claim) it really should not matter - evidence is still evidence.
by CopyrightAid
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of forum users' avatars
Replies: 4
Views: 7729

Hi Henry. Personally I would do 2 things: 1) Make sure your users understand that they should only upload avatars that they have permission to use and that they are liable for the content they upload). (i.e. some kind of statement on the upload screen). 2) Make sure that if you do get a complaint yo...
by CopyrightAid
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Who owns copyright to forum posts?
Replies: 21
Views: 48443

What should I do Personally I would: 1. Contact the ISP hosting their site, highlighting the posts in question and ask them to remove the infringing material. 2. Contact the people who made the original posts (it is THEIR work that is being copied) stating that you have seen that their work has bee...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: From one story to another?...
Replies: 1
Views: 3025

You really should contact the publishers of the other story and get permission.
Chances are they will let you - after all it helps to promote their book.
by CopyrightAid
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is this infringement?
Replies: 10
Views: 6007

Yeah. I know exactly the ads you mean. I agree that they are annoying in fact I think they are a real 'put off' for readers and not something I would not personally ever want. One thing I did not spot (sorry) in your first post is that you are the forum admin (rather than just a poster) - i.e. is it...
by CopyrightAid
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is this infringement?
Replies: 10
Views: 6007

I see your point about 'for the promotion and marketing of ##### Board's services' . i.e. is advertising some one else's service within your post outside of the scope of this clause? Playing devil's advocate, you could read it differently (and probably how the site owners intended) putting the empha...
by CopyrightAid
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is this infringement?
Replies: 10
Views: 6007

Not really a copyright matter...
mmm (thinks)
You grant ##### Board the world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, distribute and publish any Content you post/upload/contribute to the Service
Kinda says they can I think?
by CopyrightAid
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Music in films... Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 3135

Unless you are employees of the film company and write the tracks as part of your 'normal employment' then by default you will be the copyright owners of songs you write. Copyright in sound recordings on the other hand will by default belong to the person/company that made the recording (though natu...
by CopyrightAid
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 3478

Unless copyright has expired (i.e. the creator of the images died over 70 years ago), this is a copyright infringement. What you friend is doing is unauthorised reproduction of copyright work. The fact that there is no copyright notice is immaterial - there is no requirement for the copyright owner ...