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by AndyJ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Is this considered copyright?
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

Re: Is this considered copyright?

Hi Booop, My opinion isn't really relevant here. Yes, there is a certain amount of similarity in the graphic styles, but I suspect that if you did a bit of googling you would probably find images by other artists which incorporated many of the same elements. Certainly the deep orange and black colou...
by AndyJ
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film
Replies: 7
Views: 2766

Re: Using Copyrighted Toys/Comics in an Animated Film

Hi adventuremaster, I am not entirely clear if your animation features real objects and uses something like stop-motion to create the action, or whether you are entirely drawing the scenes, cartoon-style, or possibly a mixture of both. If you are drawing the scenes, try to make the background object...
by AndyJ
Thu May 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: 1971 Book cover
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Re: 1971 Book cover

Hi riebennacht, I would guess that Penguin acquired the copyright when they commissioned the engraving, but even if this was not the case and Diana Bloomfield retained ownership of the copyright, Penguin will probably have insisted on having an exclusive licence to use the engraving and so I suggest...
by AndyJ
Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wedding Venue Copyright Infringement
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

Re: Wedding Venue Copyright Infringement

Hi again Satele, Yes, I'm sorry, I should have been more specific in my previous reply. In the letter, I suggest that you need to briefly set out the background to the claim, in such a way that a third party would understand the situation. In particular you could refer to the email in which you gave...
by AndyJ
Fri May 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wedding Venue Copyright Infringement
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

Re: Wedding Venue Copyright Infringement

Hi Satele, The extensive use of your images without permission is infringement and you are entitled to compensation in the form of damages. I suspect that the fact that you allowed them to link to your blog has been taken by them to amount to permission for the wider use. However since it appears yo...
by AndyJ
Thu May 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fair dealing usage of image in scholarly publication
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Re: Fair dealing usage of image in scholarly publication

Hi aggy_b, A lot depends on the context in which the picture is needed. If it is in connection with criticism of either the photograph itself or another copyright work with which the photograph is closely linked (say a still from a film where the oeuvre of a film director was being examined) then th...
by AndyJ
Tue May 21, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Creating things out of fabric ?
Replies: 5
Views: 7981

Re: Creating things out of fabric ?

Hi kismet, Yes, both of those examples would be perfectly legal. As you mention the exhaustion of rights covers any copyright issues, and even if the characters depicted on the fabric were registered as trade marks, you would not infringe the trade mark by re-fashioning the fabric into something els...
by AndyJ
Thu May 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Unpublished recipes copyright law
Replies: 6
Views: 2580

Re: Unpublished recipes copyright law

Hi Eddie, When you say there may not be an heir, do you mean that there was no will, or that there were absolutely no surviving relatives? If the author died intestate then there are rules for how the estate would be passed on. These rules vary slightly depending on where in the UK the author died, ...
by AndyJ
Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Unpublished recipes copyright law
Replies: 6
Views: 2580

Re: Unpublished recipes copyright law

Hi Eddie, The rule* about unpublished works would apply if you were neither able to get permission from an heir nor able to secure an orphan works licence. Once the work has been published with permission ("an authorised publication") the parts of your book which included the original manuscript wou...
by AndyJ
Tue May 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Unpublished recipes copyright law
Replies: 6
Views: 2580

Re: Unpublished recipes copyright law

Hi Eddie, Because of the date that the author died (late 1950s), parts of the manuscript will still be protected by copyright. Therefore you are right to be cautious about what to do next. The only part of the recipes which would not be protected are factual information: the list and quantities of i...
by AndyJ
Sun May 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Demand
Replies: 9
Views: 3676

Re: Pixsy Email Demand

Hi joe, As a precursor to my reply, I have good grounds for suspecting that Pixsy monitors this website and so obviously anything you and I discuss here will, in all probability, be known to them ahead of time. Thanks for the update on the EXIF data and the Tineye hash values. The chances of the has...
by AndyJ
Sun May 12, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Editorial Images - Help
Replies: 4
Views: 2201

Re: Editorial Images - Help

There will be copyright in the appearance of the cartoon character as an artistic work, and so, because a drawing or painting you do youself is likely to include a substantial part of the copyright image, that would amount to infringement. There may also be infringement if the likeness of the charac...
by AndyJ
Sat May 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Demand
Replies: 9
Views: 3676

Re: Pixsy Email Demand

Hi again joe, I don't think the fact that Tineye says they are the same image can be taken as conclusive evidence that they are. You should check to see if there is any embedded metadata in either or both images (this is sometimes referred to as EXIF (Exchangeable image file format). This data can b...
by AndyJ
Sat May 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Demand
Replies: 9
Views: 3676

Re: Pixsy Email Demand

Hi Joe, If you haven't already read this other thread on this subject, take a moment to read it through, especially the postings towards the bottom of the first page and onwards. That way I don't need to reiterate all the detail contained in it. In essence a claim against you, if it went to court, w...
by AndyJ
Fri May 10, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Editorial Images - Help
Replies: 4
Views: 2201

Re: Editorial Images - Help

If this cartoon character is a well-known one who features in either comics or on film (I'm thinking of characters like Elsa from Frozen or Batman etc) then the original copyright wil belong to a publisher of comics or a film studio like Disney. They exploit their characters through franchising and ...