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by CopyrightAid
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Is this infringement of my copyright ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3900

From your description, this person is using your work for commercial gain so absolutely yes this is an infringement of copyright. The date on your computer does not really prove anything (I could fake that in 2 minutes flat, but it's better than nothing), but if your site has been archived by the wa...
by CopyrightAid
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Company no longer in business - copyright question
Replies: 2
Views: 4394

You are correct. Copyright that has been passed to the liquidator can be sold by the liquidator - just like any other asset.
If the liquidator has not sold it then presumable they still hold the assets (or the Crown does) and the correct action is indeed to attempt to buy back the right to the work.
by CopyrightAid
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim
Replies: 1
Views: 3915

If you have not made any money directly from the images and have removed the images there is probably little point to the copyright owner coming after you further given that you are also a victim of the web studio's actions, though they may still try to pursue you for the invoice amount. I have assu...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Historic Photos and Press Agencies
Replies: 3
Views: 4484

Yes. It is up to you to determine if copyright has expired and obtain the consent of the current copyright owner if it has not. By definition if you cannot trace the current owner, you have not obtained permission. As you say, when the Act talks about 'unknown authorship' it is in relation to the du...
by CopyrightAid
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: ? Commercial use.
Replies: 6
Views: 4643

oops... :) Ah, I see, the point being is that an adaptation? I have always taken adaptation (in a copyright context) to mean the creation of a derivative work; that is to say take an existing work and create another work based on that work (i.e. there is still some form of reproduction). With the th...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: ? Commercial use.
Replies: 6
Views: 4643

Yes...
If any of those acts you are making a reproduction/copy of the original. That does require consent.

The difference in the framing is that you do not reproduce the image.
by CopyrightAid
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Moving to Oracle
Replies: 2
Views: 4244

If you wrote the application the copyright in the application (the code YOU wrote) belongs to you. If the client collected the data, the data is theirs. Perhaps I am misreading, but your argument is basically because the data is stared in your application you own it? I can't see that. That's like sa...
by CopyrightAid
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is it legal to do this?
Replies: 1
Views: 3429

Under copyright law it is an offence to perform any of the following acts without the consent of the owner: Copy the work. Rent, lend or issue copies of the work to the public. Perform, broadcast or show the work in public. Adapt the work. --- I guess that's a yes then :) Seriously, you would need c...
by CopyrightAid
Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: ? Commercial use.
Replies: 6
Views: 4643

No, I cannot see that this would be 'using that picture for my own commercial use' at all. It is the framing that is the commercial service, you are not 'using' the picture itself Copyright is infringed if any of the following is carried out without permission: Copy the work. Rent, lend or issue cop...
by CopyrightAid
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is it legal to post restaurant menus online?
Replies: 3
Views: 21176

Copyright is an automatic right - a work is subject to copyright from the point that it is 'first fixed in a tangible form'. There is no requirement for the copyright owner to state 'copyright' on the work, copyright is automatic. Clearly short phrases are not unique enough to be subject to copyrigh...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is it legal to post restaurant menus online?
Replies: 3
Views: 21176

Yep....

Whether they actually object or not is another matter, but the reproduction and distribution of any literary work is a restricted act and requires the consent of the copyright owner.
by CopyrightAid
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Image Copyright - Does liability affect employers or staff
Replies: 1
Views: 3836

I suspect that technically this would classed as a derivative work (i.e. an adaptation of the original) and therefore would require permission from te orginal creator/owner. Your better option is start from scratch as just be inspired by their work - don't adapt theirs and hope not to get caught out...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: DVD for education purposes
Replies: 1
Views: 7099

Hi... Welcome to the forum. On the matter of ownership Section 11 of the 1988 Copyright Designs and Patents Act (updated) 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 literar...
by CopyrightAid
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of first editions
Replies: 2
Views: 3979

There is no difference - if the pubication date is taken into account for the duration of copyright, it is from when the work was first published. Assuming UK law - For a work of known authorship published in 1930, and assuming that the author did not die more than 20 years before publication (unlik...
by CopyrightAid
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Another question about the Boris Karlof monster image
Replies: 2
Views: 4386

A work based on another work is known as a derivative work. A derivative work may be subject to copyright in it's own right provided it is significantly different and contains new material. So potentially your version could be a copyright work, BUT only in so far as the material you add (you have no...