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Rob C

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Copyright Question
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:17:00 AM »

Just wondering: have been tossing around the idea of setting up a webzine of my own, and have no idea if one can copyright a magazine title (print or web) and whether it is indeed a matter of copyright or, rather, more of a registered trademark, which I think is something quite else.

Is it enough to design a title and put a little beside it, or is that a useless form of protection from getting the name misappropriated? (You see the faith I have in this developing legs and attracting thieves?)

Obviously, I'm not about to ripp off Vogue or Harper's Bazaar!

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Re: Copyright Question
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 11:11:58 AM »

you mean trademark, not copyright

although it varies from territory to territory, you can think of it this way:

Trademarks may be one or a combination of words, sounds or designs used to distinguish the goods or services of one person or organization from those of others.

Copyright provides protection for literary, artistic, dramatic or musical works (including computer programs) and other subject-matter known as performer's performances, sound recordings and communication signals.
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Re: Copyright Question
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 11:14:07 AM »

I'm not sure where you are based, but this is some useful info (for Canada)

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr02360.html#understandingTM

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Re: Copyright Question
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 03:18:39 PM »

Thank you, Endeavour; a lot of information there!

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Re: Copyright Question
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 06:41:34 AM »

Rob,

It makes me wonder what measures The luminous Landscape has in place....

However as a start up I think the amount of work, not to mention the cost, of trying to protect your brand would be very time consuming. I would say if you are going to publish on the net you need to accept that content will be nicked.

Endeavour has supplied info for Canada but then there is the rest of the world. Would you really pursue someone in, say, India or Russia?

Maybe pick a title that works for you but is not really generic, "The Rob Campbell Webzine" springs to mind but there are people who get paid a fortune to come up with this stuff :)

Remember imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

I look forward to reading the first edition.

Paul


Hey, Paul,

Your'e right: the moment one goes Internet, then for the little guy, I suspect that all bets are off!

I remember that getting pictures stolen was a concern before I had my own website, and a major hindrance to going ahead with it, apart from the fact that I didn't know about Weebly and the simplicity that such places provide.

Once I got over that, and the hope that no old clients or models would sue me (I did contact as many as I could find to ensure they were happy copyright-wise) the enterprise became fun, and something to do in retirement.

This new idea is very much a part of that: I need some definite goals other than just wandering the streets looking for decisive notions to strike! Of course, I am now putting myself into a position where to make this thing fly, I need to depend on the goodwill of several folks I haven't seen in decades. They are hard to track too, but it's all part of the effort and interest. As will be going out there again and chatting up people I don't already know. (Don't ever retire unless you have lots of other things to do.)

But one way or the other, at least mentally, I'm right back in the happy position that I was when I was designing calendars, so that's nice for me. As is the fact I need buy no more Letraset. This week I love Photoshop!

The trick, of course, will be finding some way to make the thing pay for itself after Issue No.1 without resorting to pop-ups etc. which I have no wish to have associated with myself.

Regarding the LuLa name: long ago, before I was very familiar with the name and had it on the desktop, I tried typing it out and for some unknown reason, though possibly direct result of my "dyslexic fingers" (read clumsy), I dropped the hyphen instead of keeping it normal, and ended up in a soft-porn site with young girls selling kisses! I got the hell outta there very rapidly!

Rob
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