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by AndyJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?

The image I linked to earlier was from Wikimedia Commons, but I'm sure there are other sources of good quality images of van Gogh's works.
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?

Hi again, mike, Thanks for the clarification. What Deposit are talking about are licence terms. A copyright owner can set any limitations on how his/her work is used by others, and Deposit seems to have this rather complicated scheme for how its standard and extended licences can operate. That is a ...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: Definition of the "minor role" and "major role" of the file for an item ?

Hi mike, I hope I have understood your question correctly. You would like to use an image from a stock agency on the cover of a notepad or note book, but the photo agency is claiming that would require permission unless the inclusion of the image on the cover was merely incidental. Copyright will ex...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Post Not Showing Why ?
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Post Not Showing Why ?

Hi mike,
Unfortunately due to the amount of spam the site receives, the initial posting by a new member has to be approved by a moderator before it goes on a forum. Your two postings are now up.
by AndyJ
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Motorsport email demand
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

Re: Motorsport email demand

Hi nilla, A lot will depend on whether the photographer is a freelance or a staff photographer. Chances are if he (or she) is a freelance they will have retained the copyright and just licensed Motorsport to use it themsleves, or to act as agents on behalf of the photographer. The copyright in the w...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Motorsport email demand
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

Re: Motorsport email demand

Hi nilla, Thanks for the additional information. It appears from Wikipedia that Motorsport Images is a racing and automotive photo and technical drawing archives with over 23M assets under management. The group is made up of a portfolio of leading motorsport and automotive photo agencies, including ...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Motorsport email demand
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

Re: Motorsport email demand

Hi nilla, I'm not entirely clear who the 'Motorsport' you refer to is (this one , maybe?). Not that it matters that much, as assuming that it owns the copyright in the disputed image, they do have a right to pursue any unlicensed use of thier images. However, like you, I would say that the retrospec...
by AndyJ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Content posting rules for social media business pages - What can I do to stay safe?
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: Content posting rules for social media business pages - What can I do to stay safe?

Hi needham, Let's start with your statement " I have gathered that it is an infringement to post memes for commercial purposes ". This is not strictly true. It may be that if you quoting a meme you could be covered by the quotation exception , although this is debatable. But with that particular exc...
by AndyJ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Designer vs employer design copyrights
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Designer vs employer design copyrights

Hi Jp_UK, As the websites you designed were done in the course of your emplyment, section 11(2) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 says that the employer is the first owner of the copyright in the work that you created. The fact that the agency has now ceased to exist doesn't mean ...
by AndyJ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Can I reproduce in a book forum material?
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Can I reproduce in a book forum material?

Hi ferguson, Sorry, I should have clarified both those points. No, the language doesn't matter, and the basic principles are the same where ever you are based within the EU as the overall law is that of the EU, although each member state applies its own nuances. As it happens, Irish copyright law is...
by AndyJ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Old Arsenal cannon
Replies: 5
Views: 3908

Re: Old Arsenal cannon

Hi hobbsy, Thanks for your contribution. Copyright doesn't need to be registered in order to become effective. Unless the artist who drew the original crest shown above died more than 70 years ago, copyright will still exist in it. The trade mark aspect is subject to registration (and renewal every ...
by AndyJ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Can I reproduce in a book forum material?
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Can I reproduce in a book forum material?

Hi ferguson I will try and keep things as simple as I can. I will assume that although you want to self-publish your book using a service like Blurb (which is an American company, by the way), you yourself will be in Italy. The place of publication will then be Italy, irrespective of the fact that B...
by AndyJ
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Do I already have sufficient intellectual property protection?
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: Do I already have sufficient intellectual property protection?

Hi R47, The US Copyright Office do tend to be fairly strict in what they accept for registration. There's a simply enormous Compendium of rules the staff have to follow during the examination process! There are a number of reasons why 'insufficient authorship' would have been cited. In all probabili...
by AndyJ
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Ebay CopyRight
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Re: Ebay CopyRight

Hi Simon, Names rarely attract copyright because they are seen as facts. That said, using the multi-coloured eBay logo https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/48/EBay_logo.png/120px-EBay_logo.png might amount to copyright infringement* as it would be classed as an artistic work. Howev...
by AndyJ
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Do I already have sufficient intellectual property protection?
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: Do I already have sufficient intellectual property protection?

Hi R47, I think that copyright probably offers you the best protection, assuming that your design constitutes an artistic work. You can't re-new a registered design more than 12 months after the original period of registration has elapsed (see Rule 13 of the Registered Design Rules 2006). And unfort...