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by Nick Cooper
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Are Historical Images Websites Now Illegal ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8168

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: 8168

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: 8168

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: 8168

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: 6559

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: 6559

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: 5736

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: 4454

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...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Will patrons kindly refrain from... swimming poster.
Replies: 3
Views: 7154

Digging around, it seems that the earlier posters were the work of the Institute of Baths and Recreation Management, subsequently the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management, subsequently... the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.
by Nick Cooper
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Recording ourselves speaking the text of a 1945 broadcast
Replies: 2
Views: 3572

It's important to bear in mind that there will been two separate copyrights: one for the actual text of the words broadcast, another for the sound recording itself (correspondents used a compact phonographic disc recorder in the field). From my understanding of how Dimbleby and other war corresponde...
by Nick Cooper
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Publishing an old poem with my illustrations
Replies: 2
Views: 3613

Assuming it's the William Tennant born in Fife in 1784, and who died in 1848, even if the current longer copyright term of 70 years applied, that on his published works would have expired at the end of 1918. You are free to do whatever you wish with the text of the book, without any legal restrictio...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Can I colourise a Victorian photograph & exhibit it?
Replies: 2
Views: 4292

It's rather ironic that the NPG's copyright page includes the claim that, "The National Portrait Gallery champions clear and balanced information about copyright and licensing." We have, of course, been here before with photographic libraries obfuscating copyright and licensing issues as regards ima...
by Nick Cooper
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Employment contract - intellectual property/copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 4394

It certainly seems needlessly restrictive, especially the wording of "at any time whether or not prior to the date..." (which seems to claw back anything you did before joining the company!) and "whether or not relating to the business or operations of MYCOMPANY..." I can see that employers might be...
by Nick Cooper
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fare use when promoting a brand and hiring a copyright solic
Replies: 6
Views: 9150

Just when we thought the Conan Doyle estate couldn't get any more desperate! It seems something of a gamble, though, as if the case doesn't go their way, the whole edifice will come crashing down.

Otherwise, roll on 2023....

Hollywood Report article with PDF of full complaint
by Nick Cooper
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Ebay removal of listing because of a rival product!
Replies: 4
Views: 5287

It certainly appears to be an abuse of eBay's procedures, but beyond the OP pointing out to them that the T number is not unique to one brand or the other, I can't see what else they can do.