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by Warlock
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Football club names
Replies: 1
Views: 5517

Names are not subject to copyright in their own right - so probably not a question for this forum ;) I suspect that the issues here are more to do with: 1) is this a trademark infringement? or, 2) could your actions be viewed as unjustly implying association with or endorsement by the club for your ...
by Warlock
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Logo Copyright
Replies: 1
Views: 5778

Copyright does apply to logos, which are treated as artistic works.

The following page at UKCS has a good explaination of this and should answer most questions. If you want to register your work, they will do that also.
http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/prote ... _copyright
by Warlock
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Quoting songs in a podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 4892

I believe that this would be classified as 'incidental inclusion' and therefore be allowed under fair dealling rules.

For more information, see:

http://www.gillhams.com/articles/152.cfm
http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/copyr ... 9_fair_use
by Warlock
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: does a list have copyright? please help!
Replies: 1
Views: 4502

Yes and no... ;) A specific collection of data (i.e. database) or representation of that data (i.e. written document) may be subject to copyright - after all a lot of work may have gone into collecting and collating the data. To prove infringement, the plaintiff needs to demonstrate that on the bala...
by Warlock
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Using Facebook logo in a newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 9174

I can't imagine that FaceBook would object, (provided you are not implying any false endorsement or affiliation of course).

If you want to be sure, why not simply email them for consent?
by Warlock
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Unable to locate the copyright holder!
Replies: 1
Views: 5390

Well disclaimer means a renouncement of rights or claim, so I imagine that the simply mean that when you write your copyright notice you explicitly state that this copied work is not your own and acknowledge the source. I.e. copyright © 2008 Iris, (except [name of copied content], originally publish...
by Warlock
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Corporately owned, internationally published document
Replies: 2
Views: 5192

Probably

Probably it would be subject to copyright, but would need more information from you: Is the author known? Is the author dead, and if so when did the author die? What type of work is it (literary, musical, film, etc.)? Or use this chart http://www.museumscopyright.org.uk/private.pdf and work it out f...
by Warlock
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright on rewriting maths paper
Replies: 1
Views: 4500

Tough call....

Technically, yes. By you own admission you are adapting their work.

Having said that, if you are changing the entire content of the work, I can't see how there could really be any objection (but this is NOT legal advice ;) ).
by Warlock
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Using Audio from Films/Movie in Audio CD Album
Replies: 3
Views: 6284

Some guy down the pub told me so it must be true :)

Oh, the old "it's OK if you only use [insert a random number here]%" theory... This is an old myth with no basis in law. What is clear in cases that have gone to court is that the amount you use does not matter - if you use without permission you are infringing and run the risk of legal action. Here...
by Warlock
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Phonogram Right
Replies: 1
Views: 5347

A Phonogram Right is simply the copyright in a sound recording.

Have a look a this page first and then this music copyright page - all should become clear :?
by Warlock
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Live performance video query
Replies: 25
Views: 26331

by Warlock
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Live performance video query
Replies: 25
Views: 26331

It is true that there are different 'types' of copyright (in a sound recording, musical score, etc.) but I would not get too hung up on that - they are all copyright, and copyright is an automatic right - this means it exists from the point that you create the work. If you are looking to register yo...
by Warlock
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 4780

You are the copyright owner of any artwork/drawings you have created - (Unless you have intentionally given/sold the copyright on the work of course!). If you want to register them, the easiest /cheapest way is to register the whole lot as a single collective work with the UKCS - that way you pay on...
by Warlock
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: film screening in a conference
Replies: 1
Views: 5909

If your tutor is doing this within an educational establishment for the purpose of instruction or examination, then I believe this would be classed as 'Fair dealing' (no permission is needed). Otherwise you would probably need a licence - the people to contact for this are FilmBank http://www.filmba...
by Warlock
Sat May 24, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Web page Design
Replies: 2
Views: 5367

I have only had time to have a quick look at the PDF and the site, but they LOOK virtually identical, so I must conclude that regardless of the code changes you have made, you have clearly copied her design, I suggest that you either pay her to use her design, or re-design your site.