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by Nick Cooper
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Joint copyright and right to royalties
Replies: 8
Views: 4879

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: 4879

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: 4575

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: 3325

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: 4652

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: 2712

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: 2825

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: 3443

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: 3452

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: 7238

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: 4085

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: 4085

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: 5800

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: 4079

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: 9199

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...