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by AndyJ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Designer vs employer design copyrights
Replies: 2
Views: 331

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: 431

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: 3189

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: 431

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: 499

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: 456

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: 499

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...
by AndyJ
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Name of Taco Company
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Name of Taco Company

Hi Dball, You don't say where you are thinking of setting up this company, which might be significant as trade mark law differs slightly between the USA and UK jurisdictions. That said, since Taco Bell operates restaurants in both countries, the issues remain very similar. Unfortunately the UK IPO t...
by AndyJ
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Can I claim I painted something with the real artists permission
Replies: 3
Views: 564

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

Hi S2h2013, As I said, it would depend on the financial consequences of the purpose of this 'ruse'. If the purpose was similar to that of a ghost writer, ie you can't paint, but would like people to think you can, then that appears to be relatively harmless. But the way you explained this, the artis...
by AndyJ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Copyright registration services
Replies: 1
Views: 429

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: 3
Views: 564

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: 883

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: 413

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: 883

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: 883

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...