Author Topic: Anyone know of any old photographs of bikers at play in Scotland before the war?  (Read 1834 times)

Offline Bosquoy

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Interesting! Both on the copyright question and the bikes.

I'm tempted to use it, and can now put a meaningful caption beneath it.  Many thanks.

If I can find out where the picture was taken, I'll report back.

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Publish and be damned!!!!

as someone once said...........

Offline Bosquoy

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... if someone has paid a squillion dollars for the rights to very old photos, and published them in a lovely coffee-table book, you can scan the photos from the book (because they are free of copyright) and do with them what you will.


 or maybe not!

Apparently, if you scan someone else's copy of an image, you are breaching the original copier's copyright, (if you see what I mean).  For example: If I scan an original photograph, I have the copyright of that scan, so anyone who copies my scan is breaching my copyright.

 
 

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If I scan an original photograph, I have the copyright of that scan...

No - certainly not here in Australia at least, and I'd be amazed if other laws were not similar. Making a copy of an old photo does not renew the copyright.

If the original photo is still in copyright, there are only certain limited circumstances under which you can scan it legally.

Cheers

Leon