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by AndyJ
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Could a collage infringe copyright?
Replies: 1
Views: 6318

Hi, Yes your collage would probably be classed as a derivitive work, and so technically you need the permission of the individual copyright owners whose work you incorporate. That would include the newspaper text, not just the images, as a typographical layout is also subject to copyright. A lot dep...
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: I only gave my brother permission to use my logo!
Replies: 1
Views: 4224

This is not a straightforward case. First things first, you do not have to do anything to obtain copyright in the logo you designed; it is yours automatically. I assume that no-one, at this stage, disputes that you designed the logo. However from here on the situation gets more complicated. To my mi...
by AndyJ
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement claim for previous owner
Replies: 5
Views: 5852

Assuming that all you did was to takeover the URL, and there was no associated business involved, I would say you are cannot be liable for the activities of the previous owners of the URL. I also asume that you have, or can easily get, the registration details for your URL which would prove when you...
by AndyJ
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Does US copyright registration cover me for copyright disput
Replies: 4
Views: 6591

As CopyrightAid has said, for a case in the UK it all depends on whether the US CO will issue certificates of registration for use in another jurisdiction. However, if you wanted to sue someone in the American courts, pre-registration is a definite advantage, although it is not mandatory for non-US ...
by AndyJ
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of forum users' avatars
Replies: 4
Views: 7757

Whilst it is not a defence against infringement, under UK law you cannot be sued for damages if you had no reason to believe the item was copyright, so effectively the only real remedy a copyright holder has is to get the image removed. The relevent bits of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act are...
by AndyJ
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: About Copyright Aid
Replies: 4
Views: 7788

As a new member I am not allowed to post links here, but you can find the 1956 Act in .pdf format at this location: opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1956/pdf/ukpga_19560074_en.pdf Just put the normal bit (htttp) plus (://) plus (www) at the beginning.
by AndyJ
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Which territories do use the copyright act 1988 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 5374

Just to elaborate on CopyrightAid's answer, sections 157, 207, 255 and 304 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 detail the extent of the various parts of the Act. The extent has subsequently been amended to reflect the devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and North...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Circulating contents pages
Replies: 1
Views: 3756

I think that what you are proposing would infringe copyright. None of the normal exceptions - fair dealing for criticism/review, research or private study, educational purposes or copying by librarians of parts of published works - would apply for a number of reasons, not least because in sending ou...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright Act Liability
Replies: 3
Views: 5327

Just to bring this question up to date, the situation at present is pretty much as CopyrightAid has said. But the Digital Economy Bill which is going through the House of Lords at the moment will radically alter the situation if it is passed as it stands. You may well have seen some mention in the p...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Football Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 8266

There would be no general objection to you using the names of clubs, players etc as these would not ordinarily be subject to copyright. The main problem would lie in using images which featured copyright material (such as club or league logos, or sponsor's trade marks) and by quoting extensively fro...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Public buildings photograph
Replies: 5
Views: 9134

Gooner, I think you are worrying unnecessarily. Try to separate out copyright from trade marks. Trade marks are only infringed if someone who is not authorised to use the particular mark, does use it (or something very similar to it) in connection with selling goods of a similar nature. The purpose ...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Copyright for customer logo
Replies: 3
Views: 4832

Probably a bit late for this, but if you or your client registers the logo as a trade mark you get extra protection because trademark infringement in the way you have described is a criminal offence, whereas copyright infringement of that sort is a civil matter.
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Public buildings photograph
Replies: 5
Views: 9134

Buildings generally are not subject to copyright. If you can photograph a building from a public place then you may do so and you do not need the owner's permission. As to whether it is courteous to seek their permission, that is up to you, but it is not a legal requirement. Concerning the other mat...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Postal Addresses on a website
Replies: 2
Views: 3995

Frankly I would go one step further than CopyrightAid, and say there is definitely no copyright infringement here. For anything to be a literary work, it has to have the ingredient of originality (amongst other things) so there can be no originality in an addresss, say 123 High Street, Anytown, whic...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: copyright re photographer/model
Replies: 2
Views: 3905

Unfortunately this isn't a copyright issue. As Warlock has said the photographer has full copyright, and with the exception of two things, he is pretty free to use the images how he wishes. The two exceptions are, firstly as Warlock mentioned, that the images are not used in a defamatory way, and se...