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by AndyJ
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using books for an art installation
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Using books for an art installation

Hi xtinae1 There is no copyright in the titles of books or the authors' names, so creating your own dust jackets would not infringe any copyright. You may find that there is a copyright notice inside some or all of the books which states that the partcular book is sold on the condition that it is no...
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:
Replies: 23
Views: 1653

Re: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:

It's ironic that the document that he has returned to you is the only thing which doesn't infringe in some way, and which he might have legally retained, assuming he bought the book in the first place.
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Usage of copyrighted logos & images to advertise/propose business with the copyright owner
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Usage of copyrighted logos & images to advertise/propose business with the copyright owner

Hi tw050x This would theoretically amount to infringement as you would be copying these images without permission. I can't see any of the fair dealing exceptions being sufficiently flexible to accommodate what you want to do. It would therefore depend on the attitude of the company to whom you are p...
by AndyJ
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:
Replies: 23
Views: 1653

Re: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:

Hi Peter,

Yes I think bizarre describes it pretty well. Maybe he thinks this will be sufficient to stop you from pursuing the matter! A bit naive if he does, since there is undoubtedly another copy in digital format still in his possession.
by AndyJ
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: Fabric Copyright

Hi ailsadell, If the retailer/seller made it perfectly clear at the time of sale that there was this specific limitation on the use of the fabric, and the buyer consented to this, then practically speaking a contract would be in place. However that contract would between the retailer and the custome...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: Fabric Copyright

Hi again ailsadell, Yes in the UK the doctrine of exhaustion of rights would apply to fabric and a purported licence term printed on the selvedge would have no effect. There are several reasons for this, mostly involving other areas of the law, such as contract law. Putting it as simply as I can, wh...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: Fabric Copyright

Hi ailsadell, I assume you are asking about crafting which involves recreating Disney characters or costumes (like an Elsa dress from Frozen) or merchandise which uses certain words associated with Disney, like 'Mickey Mouse' or fabric which features Disney characters but which is not licensed. In a...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Postcard images and content
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Postcard images and content

Hi Nick, Good call. If you have an address it's very good for finding out who lived there in September 1939. But if you search on a name, the 1939 Register will only identify people who have since died, or who were born before 1916. All other entries are obscured. Plus, in my experience some of the ...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: Fabric Copyright

Hi natnatheath, Sorry if I was a bit brief (it makes a change) in my earlier reply. As the fabric has been manufactured under licence, use of the Disney characters in the fabric is legal. Then, making up the fabric and displaying it in the form of a garment is covered within the terms of the licence...
by AndyJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.

Does it make a difference in this case if the plaintiff is from a European country outside the eu.? No, at the present time we in the UK have to apply EU law in all cases, and it doesn't matter if one of the parties to a case lives or operates outside the EU. Also the fact that we don’t operate in ...
by AndyJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright images on blog
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Copyright images on blog

Hi stanley, Assuming that there is no connection between the text of the article and the X Files episode then it would be advisible to remove the image. However if the article is critiquing the X Files, or possibly the reviewing the work of an actor or director etc involved in the scene portrayed in...
by AndyJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fabric Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: Fabric Copyright

Hi natnatheath,

There is no prolem with getting seamstress to make up a garment using this fabric, as no copy is being made.
by AndyJ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.

Hi Auckland, Unless a licence is issued on a one-off, Royalty-free basis, most licence fees are for annual usage, so multiply by two. The alteration of the original image doesn't amount to a separate infringement. However if there was a copyright notice attached to the original image (either in visi...
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:
Replies: 23
Views: 1653

Re: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:

Hi Peter, The important thing about your Particulars of Claim is to give the court sufficient information for the reviewing judge to conclude that you have a viable claim. Set out the particulars as you would to someone with no prior knowledge of the facts. Try to follow the formula of stating what ...
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Photo infringement. Assessing the compensation demanded.

Hi Auckland, You were right to refuse to pay the original amount demanded as it sounds totally unreasonable for a single image. Indeed if this was just a product shot, its value on the open market would be limited either to other sellers of the product, or websites etc which needed generic shots of ...