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by AndyJ
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Been Threatened
Replies: 2
Views: 3503

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...
by AndyJ
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Copyright of a song and its remix
Replies: 2
Views: 6495

I'll set the ball rolling on this one, but music copyright is not really my area. You don't say where you are living, so I'm basing this advice on UK law, but it is broadly the same throughout the EU. First of all you autonatically have copyright in something you created, so it is not essential to r...
by AndyJ
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Computer Game music
Replies: 2
Views: 3967

From what you said here, it sounds like you should consult a solicitor who specialises in Intellectual Property law. There are several issues which may make this difficult to pursue. First, you will need to be able to prove that you wrote the music and when this happened. Secondly you will need to b...
by AndyJ
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: My Domain Name = Same Name as a Published Book
Replies: 1
Views: 4193

Generally speaking titles of books alone are not subject to copyright. There are many titles which are duplicated either by accident or design. Assuming that the words in the title and your URL are pretty common ones (as in your example) then there shouldn't be any real IP issues. It is possible tha...
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Question re: UK copyright & international reciprocation
Replies: 2
Views: 4070

Hi Rerunmedia, I should preface these comments by saying I have no in-depth knowledge of this area of IP law or of any specific caselaw. However, I agree with your overall conclusions about the state of copyright in respect of broadcasts made prior to 31 December 1959, namely that they are out of co...
by AndyJ
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Does US copyright registration cover me for copyright disput
Replies: 4
Views: 6777

Ekko, I have done some more research on this question, and it appears that the US Copyright Office will provide evidence of a copyright registration, suported by an affadavit, to a member of the public, a court or other body, on request. The US Register of Copyright is open to anyone to inspect. Mor...
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Could a collage infringe copyright?
Replies: 1
Views: 6468

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: 4341

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: 6071

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: 6777

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: 7929

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: 8026

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: 5565

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: 3875

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: 5478

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...