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by typonaut
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Licensing sheet music and videos for teachers
Replies: 5
Views: 5085

Re: Licensing sheet music and videos for teachers

So what I'd like to do is charge a small fee to give teachers a limited license to copy and use these materials for their own teaching purposes. But obviously what I don't want them doing is making this material publicly accessible or for them to sell it on commercially. How am I best protecting my...
by typonaut
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Ownership of book design file
Replies: 12
Views: 7447

Typo, On the basis that we are speaking hypothetically... I think we agree that the "publisher", that Layclerk discusses, probably does not have any rights claims on the "book", in any terms. I don't really have the time to go right through this, but I think that rather than citing statute we shoul...
by typonaut
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Ownership of book design file
Replies: 12
Views: 7447

Just one minor comment on Typonaut's reply. If [ .. ] they have just edited it, then the best that they can claim is that they have a joint authorship right in the design/layout. If the publishers had done enough original work in preparing the layout to qualify for copyright in the typographical la...
by typonaut
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Ownership of book design file
Replies: 12
Views: 7447

Update. they have informed me that I cannot have the indesign file as they hold copyright to the page layout and design but in all it is an almost identical copy of my design I sent to them. If I set it out to how my original file was am I infringing the copyright as mine predates theirs. As I unde...
by typonaut
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: copyright and retaining the rights to sell designs
Replies: 1
Views: 3190

I think what you are asking is what steps does a designer need to take in order to retain the copyright on any work they do, and at the same time allow someone else to use it. The first step in understanding here is that the creator usually is the first owner of the copyright. One exception to that ...
by typonaut
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Known brand used my product in catalogue, no credit
Replies: 6
Views: 6169

Re: Known brand used my product in catalogue, no credit

I am worried that if they get enquiries about the teepee they may produce their own if there is a demand. This is always a problem with products that are generic, or fall through the gaps of intellectual property protection in some way. One sees this most often in the UK with supermarket own brand ...
by typonaut
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Known brand used my product in catalogue, no credit
Replies: 6
Views: 6169

Questions like this are really difficult to assess because there is a lack of fact and consequently a lot of speculation. More information from the original poster would help clear this up. Not least we have the open question of what type of protection this item may have, or if it even has any intel...
by typonaut
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Commercial t-shirt designs based on famous movie scenes?
Replies: 12
Views: 9368

...in the light of two recent decisions by His Honour Judge Birss in the Patents County Court ( Temple Island Collections Ltd v New English Teas Ltd & Anor [2012] EWPCC 1 and Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd v Thornber & Ors [2012] EWPCC 37)... I think the important element of both of these cases, and Desig...
by typonaut
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Commercial t-shirt designs based on famous movie scenes?
Replies: 12
Views: 9368

...and the images such as the flying jacket in the Top Gun poster are drawn afresh (much as the OP proposes to do) although I would say that most of these images have only the slightest of connections with the films whose titles appear with them. I agree with Andy that probably there is no copyrigh...
by typonaut
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Commercial t-shirt designs based on famous movie scenes?
Replies: 12
Views: 9368

Here's an interesting example on this subject. How are these NOT infringing copyright? They name the films, the actors, and feature key design elements of said films without any sign of licensing. Here's the link: http://www.moxycreative.com/dressthepart/topgun.html It sounds like your tshirts are ...
by typonaut
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Commercial t-shirt designs based on famous movie scenes?
Replies: 12
Views: 9368

That said, I really don't think that a picture of the Statue of Liberty sticking out of the sand really constitutes a substantial part. I seem to recall something similar from a disaster movie in which New York was flooded . I think that it doesn't really matter one way or the other if there have b...
by typonaut
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: The Use of Darth Vader in a Comedy Sketch
Replies: 6
Views: 8986

...was that assuming these items were indeed made and sold under licence from Lucasfilm, then there could be no question that wearing costume (under any circumstances, whether privately or on Youtube) would in any way infringe copyright. I'm not altogether sure that's true. We're not talking about ...
by typonaut
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Commercial t-shirt designs based on famous movie scenes?
Replies: 12
Views: 9368

Thanks for your quick reply Andy! :) Drawing from memory to avoid copying seems like a good way to go, just to be on the safe side. I generally agree with Andy's point, but would just like to throw a spanner in the works. As I think is common knowledge, George Harrison was successfully sued for "My...
by typonaut
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: The Use of Darth Vader in a Comedy Sketch
Replies: 6
Views: 8986

Ainsworth v Lucasfilm found that, in regard to a stormtrooper helmet, there is no protection in the UK for the designs of that part of the costume (and other props) used in the original Star Wars film. A corresponding case in the USA found that there was copyright protection for these items (althou...
by typonaut
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright history on championsleague
Replies: 16
Views: 10450

It is all rather complicated so I should at this stage fill you in a little more thoroughly. What you should have done is told us all of that right from the start, which would have made life a lot simpler. What you've done now is make me think that you've deliberately misled us in the hope of getti...