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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: 3681

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: 2287

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: 2382

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: 3024

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: 2982

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: 6380

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: 3479

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.
by Nick Cooper
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Ebay removal of listing because of a rival product!
Replies: 4
Views: 3479

Both Extreme Labs and Premium Leisure share the same Bristol address, so it seems they are linked. http://www.endole.co.uk/company/08706316/extreme-labs-limited http://www.endole.co.uk/company/08045373/premium-leisure-distribution-limited As the OP says suggests, the T5, T6, T9 nomenclature seems to...
by Nick Cooper
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Digitizing 1960s music magazines
Replies: 7
Views: 4678

There are no two ways about it - what you propose would still be an infringment. More to the point, the two titles you mention are included in this resource, so it's unlikely that any form of perceived competition would go unnoticed.
by Nick Cooper
Tue May 26, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Handmade anime inspired jewellery
Replies: 3
Views: 3611

Is there a difference between hand made ready to order items versus premade items sold at markets? There isn't a fundamental difference between a potentially infringing item being mass produced, or a hand-made one-off. There is, after all, the famous case where Disney objected to their characters b...
by Nick Cooper
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Incorrectly claiming copyright
Replies: 11
Views: 8055

It is interesting that the reply quoted by tackler7 uses the example of a 1941 image, which would have been covered by the 1911 Act, and thus fallen into the public domain at the end of 1991. As I have said previously, I doubt any photo library would want to open that particular can of worms in cour...
by Nick Cooper
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: TV pre-1957
Replies: 8
Views: 7447

well, i couldn't have recorded the original broadcast in the 50s, but the bbc occasionally rebroadcasts older shows. For example, on a site i visit where people post links to downloads of, amongst other things, tv shows, someone has uploaded a recording of the bbc's performance of 1984 starring Pet...
by Nick Cooper
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Someone stole my articles and photos
Replies: 5
Views: 3536

It would depend very much on the country of origin of the website hosting the copied text/photographs.
by Nick Cooper
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Cutting pages / images from Books
Replies: 8
Views: 5512

Generally speaking there's nothing to stop anyone from breaking up books and magazines for individual pages, and selling them on. Depending on the age of the works in question, the text and/or illustrations may actually be public domain, anyway.
by Nick Cooper
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Duration of company owned copyright
Replies: 37
Views: 15543

The 1911 Act differentiates between other forms of copyright work, based on whether they have been published or not, but Section 21 which deals with photographs makes no such distinction. As far as I aware the courts have never been asked to decide on this question which thus remains slightly debat...