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by Nick Cooper
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Photographing Buildings - Who owns the copyright?
Replies: 12
Views: 7850

Re: Photographing Buildings - Who owns the copyright?

I see that what I assume is the trademark in question includes very basic line drawings of the folly from five different ground-level angles, some with the surrounding ground. Registration includes Class 9 "Photographic, cinematographic and video equipment, photographic and video films, photographic...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Publicizing Photographic glass plates
Replies: 4
Views: 3142

Re: Publicizing Photographic glass plates

The 1956 Copyright Act did change this as far as 'new' photographs were concerned, which henceforward were treated the same as the other forms of copyright work, namely with a term of the lifetime of the author plus 50 years. The 1956 Act changed the term for photographs to publication plus 50 year...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Pre 1820' Newspaper and book etchings
Replies: 1
Views: 2167

Re: Pre 1820' Newspaper and book etchings

There's no conceivable way in which anything published in or before 1850 would still be under copyright in the UK. For works that expired at the end of last year, their artists would have died during 1947. Someone who had work published in 1850 at the age of 20 would have been born around 1830, so w...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright of Adaptation versus Original
Replies: 4
Views: 3832

I think I know which film/play is being discussed here. The specific film - one of a number of adaptations of the play - is public domain in the United States, but not necessarily elsewhere. The original play is still protected for a few more years in the US under a term of 95 years after the end of...
by Nick Cooper
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement letter received, need advise please
Replies: 6
Views: 4471

Hi Nick, There are two ways of assessing standard damages. The first is as you describe, the loss of income to the right holder resulting from the infringement, and the second is an account of profits , which is calculated on the assessed profits of the infringer. The claimant can usually choose wh...
by Nick Cooper
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Copyright infringement letter received, need advise please
Replies: 6
Views: 4471

Obviously, as Andy says, you should be seeking proper legal advice on this, but it's interesting that you says the solicitors for the claimed rights holders are basing the amount demanded on a, "high estimation of [your] profits." I think it is the case that they can only claim the equivalent of the...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 4780

And if this was a print from a book 1900 would copyright be lifetime of author plus 50 years. Thanks your help. No, a photograph is a photograph, weather it is a physical print on photographic paper, or a print in a book. If the creation date is unclear, though, the publication date of the book can...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 4780

So a photograph taken in 1900 would then become life of the photographer plus fifty years? "In the case of photographs specifically, this was to creation plus 50 years." "Creation" means creation of the photograph, i.e. when it was taken. Photographic copyright was not linked to the life of the pho...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Old Photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 4780

The 1911 Act was retroactive, so "converted" previous works from the old terms to the new ones. In the case of photographs specifically this was to creation plus 50 years.
by Nick Cooper
Thu May 04, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Selling printed lyrics
Replies: 3
Views: 3799

Just because lots of others are doing it, doesn't mean they are doing it legally.
by Nick Cooper
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Pixabay
Replies: 4
Views: 3919

Wow, small world! My maternal grandfather was transferred to the Framlington Court when this own ship, the Lavington Court (he was the 2nd Engineer), was torpedoed whilst in convoy (OS-34) in 1942.
by Nick Cooper
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Can I reproduce a Punch Cartoon?
Replies: 12
Views: 6381

This is an aspect we have touched on before, as many sites claim copyright on their own scans of public domain material, and this is particulary true of online (typically subscription-based) archives. If you know the exact issue the illustration appeared in, it may be less hassle and more cost effec...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Use of 1956-57 magazine photo in a book
Replies: 13
Views: 5811

As per the OS website, their maps published before 1 April 2015 were crown copyright, so were/are protected for 50 years from the end of the year of publication. That means any maps published up to the end of 1965 are now public domain, as long as you can source a suitable original.
by Nick Cooper
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: About the legal statement of the website
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

Re: About the legal statement of the website

I have a question regarding quoting Bible in a book. I'd like to quote some Bible verses in a book, and on the official website of the Bible society, I saw the statement is as following: http://take.ms/pIxFS According to the guideline, if I do according to the first point, I don't need the written ...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: About to enter public domain?
Replies: 4
Views: 3192

I thought there may be something like that, and even then it is virtually impossible to find out if things are in the PD. Another UK archive has images online where the photographer died in 1922, but they are still saying that anyone who wants to use them should pay reproduction fees. But if they h...