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by Nick Cooper
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Including short letters in an autobiography
Replies: 5
Views: 4071

Thanks, Andy. Looking around it does seem generally that the opinion is that 1ZA really is as wide-ranging as it appears, and thus is something of a seismic shift in putting the use of reasonable quotations without the onerous process of seeking permissions on a firm footing. It's hardly surprising ...
by Nick Cooper
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Including short letters in an autobiography
Replies: 5
Views: 4071

Andy, I don't think I previously realised the implications of 1ZA in the 2014 regulations, as regards now allowing quotations, "whether for criticism or review or otherwise " - my emphasis, i.e. for pretty much any valid applciation. I'm currently working on a book relating to one particular work of...
by Nick Cooper
Fri May 20, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Board game copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 4216

It might be worth saying that the people behind CAH seem fairly relaxed about their product, even releasing the basic set free under a Creative Commons licence. It's possible that they may not have any objection to your idea, so you could do worse than simply asking them. Other people have created a...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Photo used by local paper without permission
Replies: 5
Views: 6322

These days, though, the Small Claims Track is a) quick, and b) cheap. I do think, though, that this sorty of thing is worth pursuing on principle, simply because the press - whether at a local or a national level - do this sort of thing all the time, particularly with photographs culled from social ...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Likely Damages
Replies: 3
Views: 4083

It looks like very painful reading, and one wonders whether he has clearance for any of the mutliple other images he uses....
by Nick Cooper
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Photo used by local paper without permission
Replies: 5
Views: 6322

If it were me, I would just forget it! This has hapenned to me loads of times, but I have no great faith that I would win a court battle with a newspaper, and would most likely lose, getting saddled with vast expenses, and an awful lot of stress that would probably drag on for months! Really, not w...
by Nick Cooper
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Likely Damages
Replies: 3
Views: 4083

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: 5815

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: 4612

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: 4295

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: 4295

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: 4612

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: 4612

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: 7004

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: 7004

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 ...