Archive for ‘IP/copyright’

February 2, 2010

JISC Digital Media – Blog: Free-to-use images from US National Archives

RE posted from JISC Digital Media – Blog: Free-to-use images from US National Archives

Free-to-use images from US National ArchivesPosted by Antony Theobald on Tuesday 02 February 2010 at 11:02am

Another great selection of images is now available for all to use without restriction via Flickr.

Approaching Logan Airport. 05/1973. Photo from U.S. National Archives on Flickr: The Commons. No known copyright restrictions.The U.S. National Archives is the latest organisation to make some of its vast collection available to the public through The Commons on photo sharing site Flickr.

As with all the collections on The Commons, the images are available to use with no known copyright restrictions.

Among the gems, you’ll find over 200 landscapes by Ansel Adams and a selection of photos from the Documerica Project – the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)‘s document of environmental problems, EPA activities and everyday life in the 1970s.

There are many other historical photographs and documents – it’s well worth a look.”

October 27, 2009

Intellectual Property Advice for Creative Businesses – Own-it London

Intellectual Property Advice for Creative Businesses – Own-it London.

calling all creatives – make this one of your regular resources

IP and Copyright are important

October 27, 2009

The real cost of being sued by Getty | Copyright Action

The real cost of being sued by Getty | Copyright Action.

Thanks to Andrew Farrington for pointing this one out  – “This is a very interesting article about a small business who ‘unwittingly’ used an image of Getty’s without paying – but they paid considerably in the end. I think this chord of fear needs to be struck by all of us involved in the imag…e-making industry, be it models; film-makers; photographers; fine-artists – Too many people think ANY image posted on teh net is now fair game for completely free use/abuse.”

Copyright and Ip is important and all creative professionals and the general public need to understand what is acceptable and what is not.

from The Copyright Action website is created and maintained by EPUK “We’re an email group for professional editorial photographers who want to talk business. We don’t do techie stuff. We don’t do cliquey in-crowd gossip. We don’t talk cameras or computers. We talk about the nuts and bolts of being in business – like copyright, licensing, fees, insurance.”

September 15, 2009

Events – Own-it North

From ideas to assets: identifying and understanding intellectual property rights

When: 25.09.09 at 09:00
Where: Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont St. Hexham , NE46 3LT

June 26, 2009

Government hints at change to IP laws | News | Design Week

Government hints at change to IP laws | News | Design Week

Higher Education and Intellectual Property Minister David Lammy has conceded that ‘it’s not clear all parliamentarians understand the importance of intellectual property’, when he addressed a conference on IP at the Houses of Parliament last night.”

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March 13, 2009 / Weekend / House & Home – Degrees of difference

“The architect Marcel Breuer probably never thought one of his seating designs would prompt a legal battle. But when furniture manufacturer Knoll spotted that a German company, Tecta, had, since 1982, been making a tubular steel stool – more precisely the B9 that Breuer designed in 1925 for the Bauhaus architecture school canteen – it took its case to a court, which eventually ruled that Tecta should hand over all the profits it had made from its version.

And yet the decision highlighted a grey area in furniture design copyright. Tecta argued that it had signed a contract with the Berlin Bauhaus Archive, based on an agreement with Breuer’s widow….”

Read more at  –    Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009

March 7, 2009

an Own-it North – free event

Creative collaborations and the law

Date: Thursday 12 March 2009

“Creatives collaborate. It’s what we do.

A Graphic Designer needs a Web Developer. A PR company needs a Copywriter. An Ad Agency needs a Photographer.

So, we network, we build up our black book, we shake hands in the pub – the beginnings of a beautiful relationship that lets us punch above our collective weight. In roll the contracts, out rolls the work, and in roll the cheques. But when money rears its head, or disputes happen, you need to be clear on ownership or you might find yourself caught short.”

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