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by Nick Cooper
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Likely Damages
Replies: 3
Views: 3409

The NUJ rates will give you an idea. Use of a photograph on a cover obviously attracts higher rates, as the whole point is to be eye-catching enough to draw in potential buyers. I presume from what you say that you probably would not have agreed to the use of the photograph on such a book, which may...
by Nick Cooper
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Papercut of a recognisable character
Replies: 3
Views: 4077

I might be worth noting that the earlier Disney film was very heavily based on the Tenniel illustrations, although Alice herself was markedly different. Working as close to the original artwork as possible should avoid any doubt.
by Nick Cooper
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Book Published in UK in 1908
Replies: 5
Views: 3861

Thanks, that is a really useful link, I had looked all over to find out when he died! Despite it still being in copyright, numerous modern books publish drawings from it, many without even acknowledgement. I don't suppose anyone will ever say anything though. But now I know it is still in copyright...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Football Team Names Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 3466

Thanks for your reply. Do you know if using "Unofficial Merchandise" and "All rights and trademarks are property of their respectful owners" enables me to sell the goods? Im not using logos, etc, just the names. There are some areas where using "unofficial" or "unauthorised" is advisable (e.g. book...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Football Team Names Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 3466

Re: Football Team Names Copyright

Hello. Thanks for your help on here. This is my first post. I currently sell baby vests and bibs online, and have had quite a few problems with companies complaining about my products. For example. One of my baby vests says "Born To Play For Tottenham Hotspur" This does not have any logo on, or any...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Book Published in UK in 1908
Replies: 5
Views: 3861

This is the 1927 version, but I am talking about the 1908 edition. As you can see, it says quite clearly "Out of Copyright!" But can one believe such statements? https://archive.org/details/practicalshipbu01holmgoog I have no idea when Holms died, but I would imagine hew was in his 40s or 50s when ...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Book Published in UK in 1908
Replies: 5
Views: 3861

Re: Book Published in UK in 1908

Would this now be in the public domain? Not necessarily. If we take the example of H.G. Wells, he had lots of stuff published up to 1908 (and later), but it's all still protected until the end of this year, as he didn't die until 13 August 1946. If the author of your 1908 book died before 1946, it ...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Are Historical Images Websites Now Illegal ?
Replies: 11
Views: 5723

How do I prove that a photographer behind a 1920 (for example) postcard died before 1945 and what if I can't prove that ..... possibly because I don't know who he/she was (see below) ? You wouldn't need to. The copyright on a photograph taken in 1920 would have lapsed at the end of 1970, as per the...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Are Historical Images Websites Now Illegal ?
Replies: 11
Views: 5723

Although I have next to zero knowledge of copyright law (apart from the fact that it is in complete chaos when it comes to very old images) I wouldn't say it is "chaos" - it could certainly be reduced to a fairly simple flow diagram. I think the real problem is that on the one hand a lot of people ...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Are Historical Images Websites Now Illegal ?
Replies: 11
Views: 5723

How do I prove that a photographer behind a 1920 (for example) postcard died before 1945 and what if I can't prove that ..... possibly because I don't know who he/she was (see below) ? You wouldn't need to. The copyright on a photograph taken in 1920 would have lapsed at the end of 1970, as per the...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Are Historical Images Websites Now Illegal ?
Replies: 11
Views: 5723

The second category concerns all photographs made between 1911 and 1 June 1957. For these photographs (and this only applied to photographs and not other forms of copyright works) the term of protection was 50 years from the date the image was made (ie when the photograph was taken), and was not ba...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Joint copyright and right to royalties
Replies: 8
Views: 4624

Are they connected with ALCS? Do they deduct fees from whatever they recover? When I joined ALCS, I was never asked to pay anything, and my joining fee was deducted from my first payment. No. Even the ALCS website explicitly states that they do not handle UK and Irish PLR payments, although they do...
by Nick Cooper
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Joint copyright and right to royalties
Replies: 8
Views: 4624

Authors are also advised to register for UK & Irish Public Lending Right payments. I almost didn't bother, but the last payment I got uplifted my royalties for the same period by around 25%.
by Nick Cooper
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Retrospective copyright infringement claim
Replies: 4
Views: 4361

Bibbetybob, you may want to review this previous thread, which also involved Stockfood, from the first post by Gprit onwards.
by Nick Cooper
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Public Domain or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 3151

Thanks for reply and link, I have looked at a few of them and will look at more later on. I am not looking to copy anything directly, but re-writing the general gist of things which is apparently OK for writings in excess of 100 years old! It goes on all the time, you have only to look in the Bibli...