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by AndyJ
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old books and the illustrations therein
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Old books and the illustrations therein

Hi Sally, You are right to be cautious about older works which may still be in copyright due to never having been published with the authorisation of the copyright owner. In cases such as these, copyright could exist until the end of 2039* when, finally, all such works will enter the public domain i...
by AndyJ
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Am I Infringing this business's copyright with this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1281

Re: Am I Infringing this business's copyright with this?

Thanks to Nick for pointing out the problem with the URL. For the benefit of others reading this thread, here is the correct link to sam's representation: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2107513045979175&set=gm1905568282825623&type=1&theater . I have also corrected the link where it appears ...
by AndyJ
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Stripes on a Mug
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Stripes on a Mug

Hi Mugman, Yes, I think a load of rubbish about summarises that mail. The second and third links have absolutely no relevance to intellectual property rights and the first is a word mark which I have already covered. Since you are (or were) not describing the items you sold as Cornishware or Cornish...
by AndyJ
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

Hi again Sally, The artist who drew the map for the Russian Convoys book probably had some source material, which could have originated from the Admiralty. Have you contacted the Imperial War Museum or the National Archives to see if they have any official material which you could either use as is, ...
by AndyJ
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: WW2 Naval Publication Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: WW2 Naval Publication Maps

Hi Sally, Not sure I can help with how to get publishers to respond more quickly but, my feeling is that your request might have gone on the 'too difficult' pile and got forgotten. Too difficult because they probaly have no trace of the records concerning this book, or at least it isn't on their com...
by AndyJ
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Stripes on a Mug
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Stripes on a Mug

Hi Mugman, There are three possible areas of intellectual property which might apply here. Copyright. Any artistic work which is sufficiently original can be protected by copyright, and this would certainly apply to many designs found on pottery and chinaware. However, the horizontal stripes of the ...
by AndyJ
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 61
Views: 6014

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, Don't worry, there is no requirement for you to justify your fees at this stage. Since he is apparently unwilling to settle with you at the moment it's of academic interest anyway. The court will, in due course, probably want to hear how you arrived at fee, but unless the amount is clearly u...
by AndyJ
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Can I use Companies Logos, Product Titles and Images in a Free Website Directory
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Can I use Companies Logos, Product Titles and Images in a Free Website Directory

Hi Maley63, There are two aspects to this: trade mark law and copyright law. As long as you are not intending to sell any of the products which you include on the website, trade mark law shouldn't cause any problems. Trade marks are only infringed if they are used in the course of trade without the ...
by AndyJ
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Stockfood
Replies: 21
Views: 7758

Re: Stockfood

H yorksfrag, If you search around the threads here you should find most of the information you need. We don't tend to provide private advice because this is a public resource, although I can appreciate why you wouldn't want to openly discuss any specific details about you case. Could I suggest tryin...
by AndyJ
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Postcard Copyright- Museum, or the Artist?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Postcard Copyright- Museum, or the Artist?

Hi Helen, As that is a US museum website they will be applying different legal criteria in coming to the conclusion that the image is probably in the public domain. The main provision of their law is that pretty much anything* published prior to 1923 is now in the public domain. Under UK law because...
by AndyJ
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 61
Views: 6014

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, There is no need to wait until the Directions Questionaire arrives, if you would like to give mediation a try. In fact the earlier you start down that route, the better since setting up a mediation session can involve even longer delays than you have experienced with the court. The website y...
by AndyJ
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 61
Views: 6014

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, That is indeed ironic. I assume that this person is not being advised by a solicitor since the arguments he is advancing are clearly not going to impress the court. In one respect that is a shame, since I would hope that a legal advisor would advise him of the hopelessness of his case and ur...
by AndyJ
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 61
Views: 6014

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Thanks for the further update, Ann. The old "it was posted on the internet, so therefore it was was available for anyone to use" excuse won't impress the court. Sadly it is a common misconception among many users of the internet, fuelled in part I suspect, because many social media sites encourage r...
by AndyJ
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 61
Views: 6014

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, Yes normally a response submitted out of time would normally be fatal to tthe defendant's case. Much will rest on the strength of any excuse which has been given for the delay. Furthermore, paragraph 4.1 of the code of pratice for pre-action conduct requires the defendant to contact the clai...
by AndyJ
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Postcard Copyright- Museum, or the Artist?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Postcard Copyright- Museum, or the Artist?

Hi helen, First of all thank you for the link to that paper on copyright in reproductions of two dimensional art etc. I hadn't seen it before. As you have assumed, the original illustration is still in copyright as the artist only died in 1981, and copyright in European Union member states lasts for...