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by typonaut
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Album Artwork
Replies: 20
Views: 17620

There might be a problem about the DVD as ashtray idea if the rights owner could persuade a court that this was a derogatory treatment of his work. But frankly that would never get to court, because the DVD itself is not the copyright work, merely the medium on which the work (the songs etc) are ca...
by typonaut
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Used Greetings Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 10052

The typographical layout protection provided by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act would not apply since the only element from the original card to be re-used (not copied) would be the image (even if that image incorporated some words). Now I think I have an idea of your rationale, and I believe...
by typonaut
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Album Artwork
Replies: 20
Views: 17620

Not for the first time, I find myself disagreeing with Typonaut on this.[/url] If we all had the same answer I doubt there would be a need for many people asking questions. If you are re-using the original article then there is simply no copying involved, therefore the question of copyright infring...
by typonaut
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Album Artwork
Replies: 20
Views: 17620

Own-It has just published a fact sheet on this issue: Re-using design. In particular the section on up-cycling seems most relevant - but I'm not sure it's any more illuminating than the discussion above.
by typonaut
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Album Artwork
Replies: 20
Views: 17620

Re: Great advice

I would not be mass commercializing their products but I only want to make a single item and only to customer bespoke requests. I don't think it really matters how many you make, one is enough to invite litigation. The problem with this thread is that we don't really know what you are making, and p...
by typonaut
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Album Artwork
Replies: 20
Views: 17620

Re: Been thinking....

Instead of seeking copyright agreement which could take ages as is proving, what if i bought the original item and then used that item in my product. An example could be that I buy an album and then use it (both sleeve & vinyl) within a product of my own design, let's say a chair. I sandwich the co...
by typonaut
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Used Greetings Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 10052

I was contemplating selling some at craft sales or on ebay. That's essentially what we would term "commercial", making and selling the cards becomes a commercial enterprise. You'll be showing images of the cards/publicising your work, so that anyone interested in the rights of the original card wil...
by typonaut
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Used Greetings Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 10052

There is an article in the Daily Mail about Damian Hirst threatening to sue a collage artist over several pieces that were displayed and sold . In this piece, the following quote is not true: Cartrain, from Leytonstone in east London, added that there were innumerable examples throughout history of ...
by typonaut
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Used Greetings Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 10052

Thanks for your prompt reply. I was thinking of cutting out the nice pictures and / or just the text "Happy birthday" from the front, re-mounting that in a variety of ways on a new card, A sort of new topper made from a picture on a used card !!! I wont be photocoping it will be the original pictur...
by typonaut
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Movies and TV shows - copyrights and unofficial merchandise
Replies: 66
Views: 34222

I was actually thinking more along the lines of long-dead celebrities.... Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, James Dean, John Lennon... As these people have been dead for a number of years, they presumably have no remaining "good will" of their own in the merchandise industry, and the publi...
by typonaut
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Movies and TV shows - copyrights and unofficial merchandise
Replies: 66
Views: 34222

Faithful reproduction on a scale model isn't an infringement in itself, but if the main car company market its own scale models under that trademark and the existence of the 3rd party scale model company's products affect the sales of the car company's own scale models, then it's an infringement? N...
by typonaut
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Movies and TV shows - copyrights and unofficial merchandise
Replies: 66
Views: 34222

I just had my boss on the phone, saying he's been talking to a motorsports photographer / artist who takes photographs of cars and bikes at motorsports events such as Formula 1 Grand Prix races, and then makes paintings out of them which he sells online. This is a trade mark or passing off issue, r...
by typonaut
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Just for fun... songwriting... paternal rights
Replies: 3
Views: 4295

You might also want to take a look at Hodgens v Beckingham . I think the key issue I find that separates Hodgens v Beckingham from Hadley v Kemp is that in the latter the judge finds that the other musicians in Spandau Ballet were merely performing as people skilled in the art would be expected to, ...
by typonaut
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: False Copyright Claim
Replies: 5
Views: 4314

AndyJ wrote:I suspect he either doesn't understand copyright law, or is behaving in this way in order to remove competition to his 'news' service.
I think this is the most likely explanation. Or, someone just trying to stir up trouble for you (that's why I posted a link to another discussion thread).
by typonaut
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Copyright Basics
Topic: Movies and TV shows - copyrights and unofficial merchandise
Replies: 66
Views: 34222

People at work are really starting to hate me. :lol: I need to find an avenue of attack that increases our portfolio instead of reducing it soon or I'll get lynched by our designers. Original ideas, that don't trade on someone else's designs/goodwill? BTW, part of my point about Temple Island Colle...