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by AndyJ
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: What information do I need to declare when transferring copyright?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: What information do I need to declare when transferring copyright?

Hi Jim, Yes you are right. You are under no obligation to list the software in order to satisfactorily transfer ownership of the copyright. All that is needed is a relatively simple document which names you as the creator and first owner of the copyright, and the client as the assignee of the copyri...
by AndyJ
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Would this infringe copyright (1939 poster reproduction)
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Would this infringe copyright (1939 poster reproduction)

Hi Mike, At the time this poster was created, presumably during 1939 since it reflects changes necessitated by the start of the Second World War, the applicable law on copyright was the 1911 Copyright Act. This Act said that copyright in an artistic work was to last for the lifetime of the author pl...
by AndyJ
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 61
Views: 6014

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, That is disappointing to hear. I have usually found the clerks of the IPEC small claims court to be really helpful. That said it has been some time since I last contacted them, so the personnel may have changed. Does the telephone number you have been given end in 7387 or 6187? If not try th...
by AndyJ
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Football Shirt Print Venture
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Football Shirt Print Venture

Hi Wanderer, I assume that the shirts which you use will not be the official merchandise from the club concerned. If I am wrong and you are re-purposing the official shirts, then there is absolutely no problem with doing this. So the rest of this (long) reply assumes that the shirts will not be thos...
by AndyJ
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright Implications: Self-published books and 3rd parties materials
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Copyright Implications: Self-published books and 3rd parties materials

Hi jofaleeva, Welcome to the forums. No need to apologise. I don't think we have covered this particular issue before, or if we have it would have been some time ago. it is probably best to set the compilation aspect to one side for a moment. So the fact that your example includes several species of...
by AndyJ
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Redrawn album artwork - advice on permission
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Redrawn album artwork - advice on permission

Hi again Aloevera, Thanks for the clarification. I don'think there will be any copyright issues with your version of this artwork. First of all you are mainly copyng the idea behind the cover, in order to make your own statement. Ideas on their own cannot be subject to copyright, just the manner in ...
by AndyJ
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Redrawn album artwork - advice on permission
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Redrawn album artwork - advice on permission

Hi Aloevera, I'm afraid I don't have a clear idea of what you are wanting to publish. Is it a redrawing of a single album cover, and if so which album? Perhaps you are talking about The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind the Bollocks , but you don't say so. Also apart your new slogan and the changed colo...
by AndyJ
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com email re use of photo on website demanding fee
Replies: 16
Views: 1806

Re: Pixsy.com email re use of photo on website demanding fee

Hi ATMOSBOB, Point taken. In my defence, Fatty was specifically talking about photographs and photographers (see the sentences before and after the one about "99% of images"). This becomes more relevant where I go on to talk about the special treatment of photographs (and not other artistic works) p...
by AndyJ
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Newspaper copyright quick question
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Newspaper copyright quick question

Hi Alan Regretably I can't give you a specific number of years because copyright protection is related to each author of the newspaper articles etc. The protection lasts for the lifetime of the author plus 70 years after his/her death. So you can see that in the case of a news item by a young report...
by AndyJ
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:56 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?

hi sam, Based on those two things alone being similar, it doesn't sound like there is much substance to their claim. The important thing is whether you set out to copy their idea. In theory ideas are not protected, but if, as in the Red Bus case, you did set out to loosely copy their idea, and they ...
by AndyJ
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:39 pm
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?

Hi sam, No, copying the images here would constitute infringement, of the other image at least. If you can embed links here then that's fine but those earlier links didn't work for me, last time I tried them. If the images are protected on facebook, ie you need to log in to access them, then it woul...
by AndyJ
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy.com email re use of photo on website demanding fee
Replies: 16
Views: 1806

Re: Pixsy.com email re use of photo on website demanding fee

Hi Fatty, I don't disagree with the thrust of your point. However I would take issue with a couple of specifics: 1. " That means that 99% or more of the images on Google are copyright protected. " The word 'image' is not synonymous with 'photograph', On that basis, obviously, the proportion of copyr...
by AndyJ
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:18 pm
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?

Hi sam, I don't have a facebook account so I can't look at the images you mention. However, much will depend on where your image came from. If you found it somewhere on the internet, then the chances are that someone will own the copyright in that image, possibly this other facebook group. However i...
by AndyJ
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps

Hi Sally, The skill and creativity of software engineers is recognised in the fact that software is protected by copyright just like a work of literature. However once in the hands of the user, software is just a tool, much like the artist's paintbrush or the writer's pen (or word processor!). How y...
by AndyJ
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Photo Effects Filters and Filter Apps

Hi Sally, No need to apologise - that's what the forums are for. You don't need to worry about the Prisma terms and conditions*. You can freely use that and other similar apps or programs to produce your own works which, generally speaking, will be protected by copyright and you will be the owner of...