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by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Circulating contents pages
Replies: 1
Views: 3953

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: 5576

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: 8568

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: 9489

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: 5120

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: 9489

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: 4198

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: 4128

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...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: car manufacture logos
Replies: 1
Views: 9603

Since no-one has answered this, I'll give it a try. Logos can be both copyright (as artistic works) and trade marks. In general companies such as car manufacturers will guard their trade marks well and ensure they re-register them every 10 years. This gives them a lot of protection when it comes to ...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Historic Photos and Press Agencies
Replies: 3
Views: 4320

Just to add to CopyrightAid's very full answer, it is also worth bearing in mind that prior to the 1988 Act the holder of the copyright was very often not the photographer, but the person who commissioned the photograph. And even today, an employee who takes photographs for his employer does not own...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is my English translation from French my property?
Replies: 2
Views: 4099

As Warlock has said, you are perfectly safe to produce a translation of the original work, and you would have the copyright in that translation. French copyright law was revised in 2006 (the DADSVI Act) to bring it in line with the 2001 EU Copyright Directive. Copyright for a French author lasts for...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Right to privacy of commisioned photographs
Replies: 1
Views: 3278

Just to clarify, I am aware of the case Pollard v the Photographic Co. 1885 40 Ch D 345, but I was thinking of something slightly more recent!
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Do I need copyright for this?
Replies: 2
Views: 3878

Generally speaking pure “data” cannot be subject to copyright because it tends to fall outside the criterion of the original intellectual or artistic product of a human mind. That said, a table of data can be classed as a literary work and would thus be copyright, and a database of assembled data ca...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Civil courts for rights holders
Replies: 3
Views: 3708

I think this was Gilham v R [2009] EWCA Crim 2293 (09 November 2009). The system won't allow me to post a link here because I'm a newbie, so I'll try and pm you the link.
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Right to privacy of commisioned photographs
Replies: 1
Views: 3278

Right to privacy of commisioned photographs

Section 85 of the CDPA 1988 gives the person who commissions for private and domestic puposes the taking of photographs, the right not to have them published etc. Can anyone tell me of any caselaw which clarifies what constitutes 'private and domestic purposes'. especially with regard to wedding pho...