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by AndyJ
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo copyright 1945 - 1957
Replies: 17
Views: 3527

Re: Photo copyright 1945 - 1957

Hi pilax, Most photographs taken in the UK before 1 June 1957 would have been subject to the 1911 Copyright Act, and specifically section 21 of that Act which said: 21 Provisions as to photographs The term for which copyright shall subsist in photographs shall be fifty years from the making of the o...
by AndyJ
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: 3D Prnting of Celebrity Busts
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

Re: 3D Prnting of Celebrity Busts

Hi nortski, There are two aspects to this. Firstly there is no problem with representing real people in either 2D or 3D provided that it is clear (as I am sure it would be in your case) that they are not endorsing the product. This situation is unlike that which occurs in several other countries, pa...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Can I use an extract of text from Winnie the Pooh in a display?
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

Re: Can I use an extract of text from Winnie the Pooh in a display?

Hi erynluin, As AA Milne died in January 1956 his works will be protected by copyright until 1st January 2027, that is to say, for 70 years from the end of the year of his death. However, provided that the extract you would like to use is fairly short, you can take advantage of an exception to the g...
by AndyJ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: 19th Century Newspapers that are still in existence
Replies: 2
Views: 1741

Re: 19th Century Newspapers that are still in existence

Hi thebedfordfox, I think you are on fairly safe ground in concluding that these newspaper contents are now in the public domain. The law at the time said that the copyright term was the lifetime of the author plus 50 years, and this did not change until 1995 and the 20 year extension only affected ...
by AndyJ
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 3829

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Bearing in mind that as I am not your legal advisor I cannot advise you on the specific conduct of your litigation. But yes I think that submitting your counter-offer at this stage, along with the explanation I mentioned earlier in this thread about how you arrived at the figure in your offer, that ...
by AndyJ
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 3829

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi balkan, I am slightly mystified by all this. I would be surprised that, if an agency (eg Getty ir Shutterstock etc) is the rights holder, they would be using the services of PicRights as agencies would normally deal direct with anyone they suspected of infringement. PicRights tend to offer their ...
by AndyJ
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Re: Arthur Waite/ Pamela Coleman Smith Cards

Hi Helen, That's disappointing. As he is now aged 64 it's possible he's either retired or is only working part time. I think a phone call to his chambers would be the best next step, as you will then know if he is still working there. Plus if you are able to speak to him, you should be able to quick...
by AndyJ
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet use of Images and Text
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Internet use of Images and Text

Hi Roger, As you use Wordpress which supports HTML coding, you can use the <FRAMESET>, <FRAME> and <BASE> tags to create frames, but obviously you need to be relatively familiar with HTML coding to go down this route. I'm not sure how PHP handles the equivalent to frames. But really if you just want...
by AndyJ
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet use of Images and Text
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Internet use of Images and Text

RogerFarnworth wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:14 pm
My last post should have said that I do not host adverts on my site. Not quite sure how that ended up say something muddled.
No problem. I've corrected it for you.
by AndyJ
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet use of Images and Text
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Internet use of Images and Text

Hi Roger,

I am entirely happy for you to use that extract on your blog. The main purpose of these forums is to inform people about copyright, and although the site invokes copyright protection on behalf of contributors generally, I personally do not when it comes to my postings.
by AndyJ
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Internet use of Images and Text
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Internet use of Images and Text

Hi Roger, You have been very thorough, which is a lot more than can be said of some users on the internet who seem to hold the view that just about anything can be taken and re-used because someone else has published it; it's the re-tweeting philosophy taken to extremes. If you and your blog are bas...
by AndyJ
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Artwork
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Re: Artwork

Hi Lminto, The signature and quote shouldn't pose any problems because they fall within the section 30(1ZA) exception for the purpose of quotation. I think you can rely on the second part of subsection 1ZA(d) not to provide a credit because it would be impractical in the circumstances. However I wou...
by AndyJ
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 3829

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

I have read the following information elsewhere: "If you have infringed copyright primarily, the damages would not be limited to the charge they would normally ask for that image. The charge for using it lawfully is usually the starting point for infringement, with the damages increasing from that ...
by AndyJ
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 3829

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi balkan, It is important that you make these people aware that you know that if they take you to court, any damages would be based on the loss sustained by the copyright owner and no more, hence that is the basis of your counter offer. Expect a certain amout of fight back and bluster, but if you s...
by AndyJ
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use
Replies: 9
Views: 3829

Re: PicRights Solicitor Letter Demanding Fee For Alleged Image Use

Hi balkan, First of all if you haven't already done so, remove the disputed image from your website immediately. You don't mention anything about the photo which is in dispute or how long they are claiming it has been in use, but I think it's fair to say that a four figure sum is likely to be wholly...