Alex Ramsay Posted August 2, 2016 Share Posted August 2, 2016 Well, this is likely to create some chaos. An excerpt from an email just received from my agent: 'Finally, the UK Government has activated the long-threatened Repeal of s.52 CDPA 1988.Traditional licensees have now got 6 months to sell off existing stocks of images containing depictions of design furniture, industrially replicated design items and other, such as mass-produced ceramics, glassware, ‘objets de vertu’, jewellery, fashion-ware, lighting, carpets, wallpaper, vehicles and street furniture, which now come into copyright for the life of the designer + 70 years. From now on, the UK Government has determined that not only those who reproduce industrially replicated designs in three-dimensions, but also those who reproduce them in two-dimensional images, must obtain licenses from the new rights owners, unless each featured industrially replicated design item is merely incidental, or is specifically subject to criticism and review. The UK Government, conducting a cost benefit analysis, decided that the new rights owners should have the same protection in respect of 3D industrially replicated design items against other licensed 2D depiction as the owners of rights, e.g.: in paintings, graphic works and works of artistic craftsmanship.' Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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