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by AndyJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright images on blog
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Copyright images on blog

Hi stanley, Assuming that there is no connection between the text of the article and the X Files episode then it would be advisible to remove the image. However if the article is critiquing the X Files, or possibly the reviewing the work of an actor or director etc involved in the scene portrayed in...
by AndyJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Fabric Copyright

Hi natnatheath,

There is no prolem with getting seamstress to make up a garment using this fabric, as no copy is being made.
by AndyJ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.

Hi Auckland, Unless a licence is issued on a one-off, Royalty-free basis, most licence fees are for annual usage, so multiply by two. The alteration of the original image doesn't amount to a separate infringement. However if there was a copyright notice attached to the original image (either in visi...
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:
Replies: 18
Views: 392

Re: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:

Hi Peter, The important thing about your Particulars of Claim is to give the court sufficient information for the reviewing judge to conclude that you have a viable claim. Set out the particulars as you would to someone with no prior knowledge of the facts. Try to follow the formula of stating what ...
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.

Hi Auckland, You were right to refuse to pay the original amount demanded as it sounds totally unreasonable for a single image. Indeed if this was just a product shot, its value on the open market would be limited either to other sellers of the product, or websites etc which needed generic shots of ...
by AndyJ
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of famous person or character in a novel.
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Use of famous person or character in a novel.

Hi Mr Punch, I don't think the ideas in your book will pose any copyright problems, firstly because your references to relatively trivial aspects of copyright works (eg the fact that Arkwright in Open All Hours had a stammer) go nowhere close to infringement of the programme, and secondly even if yo...
by AndyJ
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Publishing old photographs
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Publishing old photographs

Hi mariner, I think both these sets of photographs are now in the public domain and you can freely use them for your project. The three ebay images would have been covered by section 21 of the 1911 Copyright Act, which meant they would have been protected for 50 years from the date they were made. A...
by AndyJ
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: winning design contests - clents provided with design but I didn't get paid
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: winning design contests - clents provided with design but I didn't get paid

Hi nataliemargo, I have briefly looked at Designhill's website and their Terms and Conditions. It is clear that there is no direct contractual relationship between you and the clients, however they may well be still liable for infringement (either of copyright or design right, or both) but it is not...
by AndyJ
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using the likeness
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Using the likeness

Hi core44d, If you are doing this in the UK then there are no personality rights which would be infringed by this. In over half the states in the USA and around a dozen other countries around the world a person's image (amongst other personal traits) is protected*, somethimes long after the person c...
by AndyJ
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of famous person or character in a novel.
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Use of famous person or character in a novel.

Hi Mr Punch, I suppose that, theoretically, if a deceased celebrity was known for endorsing a product (or products) during their lifetime, then using their name in connection with another unauthorised product after their death could give rise to a passing off claim, since goodwill (one of the ingred...
by AndyJ
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Help
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Pixsy Email Help

Hi stc, Thanks for your contribution. Because many of my responses here tend to cover the same ground, at times I fail to fully explain all the legal realities which lie behind my comments. I fully recognise Pixsy's role in acting as an agent and claims manager on behalf of busy photographers. The u...
by AndyJ
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Help
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Pixsy Email Help

Hi ATMOSBOB, Yes I fully agree that there's nothing to stop a German photographer from launching his own case in the IPEC. My point was that such a course of action is not in Pixsy's interests since they stand to make nothing directly from it. And one imagines that the reason the German photographer...
by AndyJ
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Claim Letters
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Pixsy Claim Letters

As we have now had a couple of threads relating to letters of claim issued by Pixsy on behalf of their clients, we can expect some new readers who face similar claims to come here via Google. We can also expect Pixsy to monitor the site. Just as we warned in the case of StockFood some time ago, it i...
by AndyJ
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Help
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Pixsy Email Help

Hi FowlChr, If you have the name of the photographer, it is definitely worth trying to track him down and do a deal directly. As I have mentioned, only the copyright owner can bring a claim in the UK courts, and this would be administratively more difficult for a photographer based in Germany, and s...
by AndyJ
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Help
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Pixsy Email Help

Hi FowlChr, As you may be aware from another thread on these forums, Pixsy is not operating a scam or doing anything illegal. They provide a service to photographers by attempting to obtain payments from those they deem to have in some way infringed their clients' copyright. For this they charge the...