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by CopyrightAid
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Grammar exercises
Replies: 1
Views: 3768

I don't see any issues. If all the material is your own original work, then you are the copyirght owner. As such you have the right to decide how your work is used. It sounds like you are pretty new to the subject of copyright? If so, there is a pretty good factsheet from the UKCS at http://www.copy...
by CopyrightAid
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Frankenstein monster images?
Replies: 2
Views: 5822

Hi I presume you mean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Frankenstein%27s_monster_(Boris_Karloff).jpg (or something similar). Being predominantly American, Wikipedia (and the the Internet as a whole) can be a misleading on copyright matters - in many ways America if the 'odd man out' and has lagged b...
by CopyrightAid
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright question...
Replies: 4
Views: 5344

OK... The first thing a solicitor will do is send a cease and desist letter (and charge you about a hundred pound), after that they would probably look at going to the county court for an injunction and to claim damages for legal costs and loss of revenue and reputation. If you just want the infring...
by CopyrightAid
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: T-Shirt Printing
Replies: 1
Views: 4713

Yes... Frankly, as long as it was only for yourself you are very unlikely to have a problem from the copyright owner (even if they know, it is hardly worth taking action against you) - although any reputable printing service will refuse you when they realise that the the image is being reproduced wi...
by CopyrightAid
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright question...
Replies: 4
Views: 5344

Also look at the eBay Vero program to report the infringment, and contact his Internet Service Provider for his own site.
by CopyrightAid
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright question...
Replies: 4
Views: 5344

You say he bought a lot of these stickers - Just so we are clear... Is he: a) Using pictures of your stickers to sell the stock of stickers he bought from you - i.e. he is just illustrating the products he has for sale, and what he has for sale is the original stickers that your sold him. If this is...
by CopyrightAid
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: microsoft excel num 2
Replies: 2
Views: 4431

Well, yes.... Your actual spread sheet and the database system would I believe constitute a copyright work. In terms of databsaes, the actual 'application' (i.e. the code you wrote, the screens, graphics, etc. that you created) would be subject to copyright. A collection of data may also by subject ...
by CopyrightAid
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: The process for registering a copyright design...
Replies: 3
Views: 8091

Copyright is an automatic right of the creator of the work and applies to: - Literary work (i.e. written documents, literature, books, wesite content, software source code, etc.) - Artwork (i.e. photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, etc.) - Musical works. - Sound recordings and Film If your work f...
by CopyrightAid
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 2
Views: 4490

The copyright owner of the footage will be the person/company that filmed it. If ITV filmed the footage, they are the copyright owner. If you reproduce the footage without their permission (even with the faces blanked out) you will be commiting a copyright infringement. P.S. This term 'public domain...
by CopyrightAid
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Postal Addresses on a website
Replies: 2
Views: 4269

Personally (and please note - this is not legal advice), I cannot see that there is a problem. If you were copying wholesale from an already compiled source (like Yellow pages) this could be risky, but I cannot see any problem in copying a postal address from the companies own website - certainly no...
by CopyrightAid
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Patent - extend territory or re-apply?
Replies: 1
Views: 5466

Patents are administered at a national level or territory level so you need to apply separately in every country or territory that you want it. In the US this is at http://www.uspto.gov/ In Europe - there is such a thing as a European Patent - see http://www.epo.org for details - so you no longer ne...
by CopyrightAid
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Use of quotations
Replies: 2
Views: 4554

Clearly it would be making multiple copies.

If in doubt - get permission from the copyright owner of the material you wish to quote - he/she would probably appreciate the publicity this would generate for their site and gladly give permission.
by CopyrightAid
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Am I breaking Copyright?
Replies: 1
Views: 4150

Just to clarify 'Public Domain' as a copyright term normally means that the author died over 70 years ago - after that time a work is said to fall into the public domain (i.e. copyright expires and it is then available to all). Assuming that copyright has not expired, I have to recommend that you se...
by CopyrightAid
Mon May 25, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Public buildings photograph
Replies: 5
Views: 9601

Bit confused - I can't see how a photo can be privately owned AND in the public domain, the two terms seem contradictary.

Is it in the public domain - i.e. did the photographer die over 70 years ago?
by CopyrightAid
Wed May 20, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: cAN i USE THIS PICTURE BY ADDING SOMETHING TO IT
Replies: 1
Views: 4440

Firstly, I am struggling with your statement that anyone claiming copyright could not prove it – I can't see what grounds you have for this – I expect they probably could. In an case, copyright is normally civil not criminal law, they don't have to prove beyond reasonable doubt, they only have to de...