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by AndyJ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Copyright registration services
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Copyright registration services

Hi John, It really depends on which part of the service you value the most. If you are based in the USA or that is the market where you think it is most likely you may need to defend your intellectual property, then registering with the Copyright Office will provide all the protection you need as fa...
by AndyJ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Can I claim I painted something with the real artists permission
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Can I claim I painted something with the real artists permission

Hi S2h2013, As you say, rather a strange request. There are two separate aspects to this: copyright and the possibility of fraud. Let's look at copyright (and moral rights) first as they are somewhat simpler. In theory there is nothing to stop you claiming copyright in a piece, especially if you hav...
by AndyJ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Book coverted to E-book without permission
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Book coverted to E-book without permission

Hi Robert, The end user may well be in the Central African Republic, but the administrator for the TLD is in the Netherlands, so at least you may be able to get the page containing the details of your book taken down. The Whois lookup details are: MOCALRA.CF Organisation: Centrafrique TLD B.V. Dot C...
by AndyJ
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Fabric Pattern: Curtains from Thomson Glenelg 1968 Caravan
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Fabric Pattern: Curtains from Thomson Glenelg 1968 Caravan

Hi Isla, It sounds as if the fabric pattern is original enough to be covered by copyright. If it was a simple gingham then that would probably be too commonplace to be eligible for copyright protection. So you are right to be cautious. And yes I would agree that putting the onus on the client to get...
by AndyJ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Book coverted to E-book without permission
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Book coverted to E-book without permission

Hi LJ,

I've just done an ISBN lookup and discovered that your publishers were Shelterdeck. Is this your own imprint, as I can't find anything about them online?
by AndyJ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Book coverted to E-book without permission
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Book coverted to E-book without permission

Hi LJ (or should I call you Robert from now on?), Sorry to hear that. Under what terms did you publish your book, both in paper and ebook format? Was it perfectly clear that it was issued subject to copyright. Irrespective of whether there was a clear copyright statement (it's not mandatory), you sh...
by AndyJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Short Film Poster Clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Short Film Poster Clearance

Hi Northern Star, I don't think the inclusion of either the posters or the album cover will be a particularly contentious issue, but it would be sensible to at least clear the album with the record company. They are most likely to own the rights to the cover artwork, but if they don't, they will kno...
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Printing of soundwave with artist name/song title
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Printing of soundwave with artist name/song title

Hi SillyPooPooFace (possibly one of the more original member names we have on here) As you correctly identify, the soundwave image has no copyright protection, either in respect of the song or in itself as a simple image. A title of a track or song is unlikely to be registered as a trade mark and so...
by AndyJ
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Demand
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: Pixsy Email Demand

Hi Fatty, I think you have rather missed the OP's original point. The Pixsy claim was for the Flickr image - see the third paragraph of his first posting. Hence all the stuff about what is due to the other photographer (ie not the one responsible for the Flickr image) is irrelevant since Pixsy is no...
by AndyJ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: YouTube copyright notice
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: YouTube copyright notice

Hi Mubuer, The main sort of misrepresentation would be that the person filing the DMCA notice was not the actual owner of the copyright. A would not misrepresent the facts just because it was not obvious that something was fair use. The balancing act which the court has to go through in order to dec...
by AndyJ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: YouTube copyright notice
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: YouTube copyright notice

Hi Mubuer, The important thing to note is that as Youtube is a US company their general terms and conditions originally specified that their site will be governed by US law (specifically the laws of the State of California) but since 2007 they have adopted a policy of 'localisation' in which users i...
by AndyJ
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film

Hi again am, Yes, what you outline sounds fine. Certainly discussing the items or referring to them shouldn't be an issue. The only aspect in which copyright might impinge on what you want to do is how you render things like the covers of comics or DVDs etc. Say for instance you wish to include the ...
by AndyJ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film

Hi Mr Punch, As I indicated in my first reply there's really very little to do with copyright in these examples and I don't want to get sidetracked into talking about defamation law. But as you indicate, big companies like McDonalds or Disney, employ teams of lawyers to protect both their intellectu...
by AndyJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film

Hi MrPunch It's worth reminding ourselves exactly what rights copyright bestows on a copyright owner. The main ones are listed below. You can see the complete list as set out in UK law here . The right of reproduction aka copying. The right of distribution is the right to authorize the making availa...
by AndyJ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is this considered copyright?
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Is this considered copyright?

Hi Booop, My opinion isn't really relevant here. Yes, there is a certain amount of similarity in the graphic styles, but I suspect that if you did a bit of googling you would probably find images by other artists which incorporated many of the same elements. Certainly the deep orange and black colou...