What is Copyright design to Protect?

Copyright, Design & Patents  February 1, 2013 – 12:07 pm
Copyright Designs and

Designed to protect intellectual property such as: Computer programs, manuals, and manuscripts.

Most intellectual property can be easily duplicated using computer technology

The law gives the creator of the material the rights to control the ways in which their material is used.

Once intellectual property is created, it is automatically covered under the act.

Modern software leaves a digital footprint in that the date, time and author are recorded at the time of creation.

For the law to take full effect, the work must be deemed original and exhibit a degree of labour, skill or judgement.

The expression of an idea is covered, although the actual idea is not.

The law aims to stop people taking other’s work.

This is because the development of an idea often costs a lot of money.

The law restricts copying, renting, lending, performing, broadcasting or showing work in public without consent.


Apple Inc. failed to persuade a U.S. appeals court to review its decision that lets Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) continue selling the Galaxy Nexus smartphone while a patent-infringement case is pending.

A court in China has ordered Apple to pay compensation to eight Chinese writers and two companies for violating their copyrights.

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Have you sent him any invoices

Via regular mail? I would send an invoice certified return receipt requesting payment for the work rendered.
Now in terms of this potential legal battle, it could get a little uncomfortable. HEre's why. What does your contract state specifically about copyrights? Most design contracts the copyright usually goes to the person who you are doing the desiging for, meaning your past employer re...ontract that you signed when you started working for him in terms of rights?
Also, you blatently threatened his business, which in general is not a good idea to do. Small claims court is the proper thing to do as well as a proper letter (not a verbal threat) letting him know that the website needs to be taken down according to such and such law until you are paid for your services, etc....

You have options. You mentioned

A contract, so the first thing you do is contact the person that you dealt with for the commission, point out what your contract was for, and the fact that you are aware the school is now using your copyrighted image.
Be nice, be friendly. Tell them that they are in violation of your copyrights, and you'd be happy to work out a financial arrangement that is beneficial to you so they can c...s the site for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
If you're feeling charitable, you can tell them you are going to now donate all the proceeds from future sales to some charity. Or keep the money.
The minute they give you a hard time, I would let them know that you are going to be contacting the local press on this issue. Because no matter what they say, they are taking advantage of you.

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