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by AndyJ
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photographs in out of print books.
Replies: 4
Views: 4676

The normal duration of copyright in images is 70 years from 31 Dec of the year in which the copyright owner died, so the fact that these books are over 50 years old does not necessarily mean the images are now free of copyright and in the pubic domain. To be sure that you avoid infringement you need...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using images in a free PDF magazine review
Replies: 3
Views: 3759

Just to pick up on one thing you mentioned in your question, namely that you are creating reviews of these albums. Although there is a fair dealing exemption from copyright infringement which allows you to quote something for the purposes of review or criticism, that would not, technically speaking,...
by AndyJ
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: "Share alike" images on a website
Replies: 2
Views: 2889

I hope that I've understood your question correctly. If you have an image on your site which has been released under a Creative Commons - Share Alike licence, then the licence only applies to that image. I am assuming that other parts of the site are either not copyright in any way, or that you own ...
by AndyJ
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Image Copyright Laws
Replies: 4
Views: 4395

Hi Miles, First of all take a look at this thread http://www.copyrightaid.co.uk/forum/topic554.htm which covers some of the ground you are asking about. Just to go back to basics, unauthorised use of a copyright work, whether it is an image, song, literary or other work, is infringement unless it fa...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: trademark question
Replies: 3
Views: 3845

No, I think you will be OK with the Gloucestershire Pinku'un as being sufficiently distinct from any other similarly named site. I think it's fair to say that, as you mentioned in your opening question, the formula colour + 'un is pretty widely used and accepted as a generic title associated with sp...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: trademark question
Replies: 3
Views: 3845

First of all, don't confuse Trade Marks with Copyright. Although a trade mark (such as a logo or a particular typographical arrangement) can also be copyright as an artistic work, the two things are separate parts of what is referred to as Intellectual Property or IP. Inded they are dealt with in se...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim for previous owner
Replies: 5
Views: 5165

I'm not sure how to class a forum. It could be a business, or just a hobby, or some sort of public service, possibly even a registerable charity. But certain things are clear. Firstly a forum administrator is a 'publisher' and therefore has certain responsibilities in law about what is published on ...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Using song lyrics for a pub quiz generator
Replies: 1
Views: 5644

As you have rightly acknowledged, this is a very confusing issue. First of all, you mention about making money out of your propsal. For most purposes this is irrelevant as far as copyright infringement is concerned. If someone copies, say, DVDs of feature films and sells them in quantity then this i...
by AndyJ
Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: music played in clubs while filming
Replies: 3
Views: 3748

There are actually two separate issues here. If you film some people who are in a club where the music is in the background, I think that under most circumstances this would be classed as incidental inclusion and therefore not an infringement of copyright. However when you film a performer who is si...
by AndyJ
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Personal images on websites
Replies: 5
Views: 10246

Just to look at this from a different perspective, Copyright is a form of property. It can be sold, traded or given away, but only with the explicit permission of the owner. The originator of any image or literary work is automatically the owner of the copyright in either of those works, and it is n...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: first televised in 1959 is it copyrighted
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Hi Deltics, Thanks for the additional information on how this film came into your possession. I had assumed from your first posting that you had filmed the programmes from the TV screen (mainly because those were your actual words!). However if I understand the situation correctly, you have obtained...
by AndyJ
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: first televised in 1959 is it copyrighted
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

If you produce these programmes on DVD then you might own the copyright in that DVD edition, but this is a tricky area. What you describe is somewhat similar to a publisher who brings out an edition of a Shakespeare play in paperback, or a record company which releases a CD of folksongs. Neither the...
by AndyJ
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: first televised in 1959 is it copyrighted
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Take a look at the reply to this earlier thread as your question is somewhat similar:
topic560.htm
by AndyJ
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Selling music
Replies: 3
Views: 4482

LegalSounds basic business model is dubious, in that they claim that by paying a licence fee to a Russian Collecting society, this allows them to sell the music downloads worldwide - something that the majority of Collecting Societies in other countries dispute. However in answer to your specific qu...
by AndyJ
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Been Threatened
Replies: 2
Views: 2936

We probably need a bit more detail about what the other site are actually claiming. It certainly doesn't sound like a copyright issue from what you've said. Two people expressing the same thought on two different forums would not be the basis for a claim. I think it's called free speech. LOL. The ot...