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by AndyJ
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Recycled textiles
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Re: Recycled textiles

Hi Sally, Worry no more. Repurposing fabric in this way falls within the doctrine of exhaustion of rights. This doctrine says that copyright owner's rights (to reproduce and publish) are exhausted once the work has been lawfully sold. This allows you to re-sell or give away an item, re-purpose it or...
by AndyJ
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Album Artwork
Replies: 20
Views: 21679

Re: Album Artwork

Hi mtaylor, I assume that your proposed book would be intended, in part at least, to review or critique the particular singer/songwriter's works. On that basis I think that the fair dealing exception for that purpose (see section 30 ) should be sufficient to cover what you wanted to do, provided tha...
by AndyJ
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Infringement of copyright
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: Infringement of copyright

Hi cestrian77, I'm a little surprised that Company A's solicitors are going after you when you say it is Company B which has been responsible for taking and using the photographs. Their claim should be against Company B, even though Company B were acting on your behalf, and the photographs are of yo...
by AndyJ
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: hand painted logo
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: hand painted logo

Hi bant, Assuming that the official logo of the club is sufficiently 'artistic' (not a very high threshold), then copyright will protect it, provided it wasn't created so long ago that the copyright has now lapsed*. In my exerience, football clubs continually tweak the design of their logos to keep ...
by AndyJ
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using questionnaires for online assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 1200

Re: Using questionnaires for online assessment

Hi MrGreenhill, If you are creating the questionnaires yourself, ie you are thinking up and constructing the sentences and layout of the questionnaire, then you would own the copyright in your creation and there would be no issue with you using the questionnaires online; however if you are employed ...
by AndyJ
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Designer copyright law - reselling items
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: Designer copyright law - reselling items

Hi Andrew, That's a really interesting question. The law is silent on what should happen in a case such as yours*. You bought the chairs legally and continuing to own them after the change in the law does not have any legal consequences, but 'dealing in' (ie selling or advertising them for sale) the...
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 5413

Re: Timescales for IPEC Small Claims Track Cases

Hi Ann, I know you are using the term CCJ in the colloquial sense that most people understand, but the actual term is an enforcement order. You already have a sort of county court judgment (the IPEC is a county court for these purposes) and the judge will issue an order which sets out the amount of ...
by AndyJ
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:
Replies: 26
Views: 7495

Re: The Small Clains Track and Copyright infringment:

Hi Peter, You need to differentiate betwen the Particulars of Claim (which is what goes on the Claim Form N1), and the Statement of Case. The latter is the full details of the claim plus the background, any attempts to avoid making a claim etc, plus the remedies you are seeking from the court etc. T...
by AndyJ
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 85
Views: 25835

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, That's very good news. Well done for seeing this through despite the aggravation. And hopefully the size of the damages will compensate you for your expenses. I doubt if the judgment will be published; the Small Claims Track cases rarely are and since this was an ex tempore judgment there's ...
by AndyJ
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 85
Views: 25835

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, When I read your opening paragraph I thought that maybe he was trying to claim his use of your blog was for educational purposes, so covered by the exception in section 32 . But that doesn't seem to be the case (yet). If he does try to claim this at trial, then the instruction would need to ...
by AndyJ
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 85
Views: 25835

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, You will be given ample time to put your case, unless the judge considers it is unnecessary to go into all the detail, for instance if the defendant doesn't turn up or has already admitted liability before the hearing starts. You will be invited to discuss the quantum at a later stage, eithe...
by AndyJ
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Help
Replies: 15
Views: 5276

Re: Pixsy Email Help

Hi maninthemirror, Thanks for the additional information. That licence does require attribution, but there is no conditionality about commerical use. No need to send me a link to the image as it isn't really relevant. I think we can assume that the photographer has a valid claim to copyright in the ...
by AndyJ
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Pixsy Email Help
Replies: 15
Views: 5276

Re: Pixsy Email Help

Hi maninthemirror, What kind of Creative Commons licence was attached to the image when it appeared on Flickr? And secondly, what kind of use has your team made of the image? For instance is it on a commercial website or advertising a product etc? The latter would probably breach a non-commercial (N...
by AndyJ
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 85
Views: 25835

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, ATMOSBOB is absolutely right. Stick your guns and don't be deflected by his posturing. I doubt if the court will want to take any notice of his excuses, and they certainly won't get him off the hook. As you say, if he had wanted to, he could have settled this at a much earlier stage, and sav...
by AndyJ
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Plagiarism of Blog Articles
Replies: 85
Views: 25835

Re: Plagiarism of Blog Articles

Hi Ann, Sorry to confuse you with my footnote. What I meant was that unconnected members of the public are unlikely to attend! As ATMOSBOB says you can most certainly take someone to assist you, for instance to take notes or to keep track of your paperwork. In the higher courts such a person would b...