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by AndyJ
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:
Replies: 26
Views: 7561

Re: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:

Hi Peter, Glad to hear things are moving forward for you. The 'specified' / 'unspecified' bit refers to whether your claim is for a specific amount, or if you wish to leave this up to the court. In view of the flagrancy involved, I imagine your claim falls in the unspecified category. If in doubt ab...
by AndyJ
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Changes to Creative Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 2700

Re: Changes to Creative Commons

Hi Lumberjack, The issue of an identifiable person does not arise from copyright law, but from privacy law whereby a person is entitled under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to a private and family life. The requirement to get releases from identifiable individuals before using ...
by AndyJ
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Changes to Creative Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 2700

Re: Changes to Creative Commons

Just a quick afternote. Of course all of the above has very little to do with Creative Commons, which appears in the title of this thread. The Creative Commons organisation itself is opposed to the Article 17 provisions in the new EU directive because they believe that measures, such as upload filte...
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photographing home-made items
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Re: Photographing home-made items

Hi Lumberjack, My previous answer was just a statement of the law; I don't think anyone is going to start issuing claims against you for any past actions. And even if they did, you (and others who do this sort of thing) would probably have grounds for opposing a claim due to the exception to copyrig...
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Changes to Creative Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 2700

Re: Changes to Creative Commons

Hi Lumberjack, The law hasn't chaged yet. The new EU DIrective has been approved by the European Parliament and it seems likely that the European Council will rubberstamp the decision shortly. However the new provisions need to be transposed into the domestic laws of the 27 member states, and they h...
by AndyJ
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photographing home-made items
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Re: Photographing home-made items

Hi Lumberjack,, Assuming that the models are works of artistic craftsmanship* (which I guess is almost always the case with the ships you are interested in), and they are not on permanent display in a public area, then yes permission should be sought before photographing them. If you are sure that a...
by AndyJ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Album Artwork
Replies: 20
Views: 21748

Re: Album Artwork

Hi Photoshoot, I don't think you need to worry about getting permission. Since the people in your photographs are providing a review or critique of why it is their favourite album, the exception in section 30 should apply to your inclusion of the album covers. The details about whether this project ...
by AndyJ
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Editorial content that references other works
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Re: Editorial content that references other works

Hi again cestrian77, It's probably best to split this into two sections, one dealing with copyright, and another on the apparent endorsement aspect. Copyright. Re-quoting short statements, aphorisms or mottos and the like should be OK provided that the use is 'fair', that is to say the original sour...
by AndyJ
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Re-purposing copyrighted material
Replies: 5
Views: 2132

Re: Re-purposing copyrighted material

Hi FayeFife, Generally speaking manufactured goods like trainers are not subject to copyright (although the design drawings for them may be) because there is no artistic craftsmanship in the industrial process. If you bought a pair of hand-crafted shoes from a traditional shoemaker then it is possib...
by AndyJ
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Re-purposing copyrighted material
Replies: 5
Views: 2132

Re: Re-purposing copyrighted material

Hi Kismet, This has come up a couple of times, but not recently. In theory if you don't actually copy something in order to re-purpose it then you wouldn't be infringing copyright. This is because of something called exhaustion of rights . Briefly this doctrine says that once an item which is subjec...
by AndyJ
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Can I use the environmental sounds of video?
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

Re: Can I use the environmental sounds of video?

Hi Mubuer, Yes, the sound track to a video or film is treated as a sound recording which is protected by copyright (see section 5A CDPA). Unlike the older types of copyright work (literature, music, drama and artistic works) sound recordings do not need to exhibit any minimum level of skill or creat...
by AndyJ
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Commercial use of photos on physical goods
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: Commercial use of photos on physical goods

Hi again animalsandplants, I'm afraid I can't give you details of copyright law for every jurisdiction! But since most countries have signed up to the Berne Convention that gives you the basics which will apply virtually worldwide. Secondly I've outlined how various jurisdictions react to the issue ...
by AndyJ
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Sell limited number of paintings
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Re: Sell limited number of paintings

Hi Kryztovf, The problem if there is one, lies in the fact that you are using a photograph as your reference. If this is a photograph which you have taken yourself, there's no problem. However if it's an image you found in a magazine or on the internet, there may well be copyright implications in co...
by AndyJ
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Commercial use of photos on physical goods
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: Commercial use of photos on physical goods

Hi animalsandplants Firstly, have I understood the basics correctly: I can use my own photos, CC0 photos or photos I buy. However: faces, logos, trademarks have to be removed. So far so good? At the risk of confusing you further, it's worth saying that in the UK there's no general privacy law and so...
by AndyJ
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 5461

Re: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases

Hi Ann, County Court judgments are rarely published on BAILII and certainly not on the Justice website like employment tribunal cases. There was some talk a while ago about changing this for the IPEC small claims judgments, but clearly nothing has happened since then! If you do need to get the judgm...