Is it copyright infringement?

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Is it copyright infringement?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:22 am

Hi.
I published my translation of Play Winning Chess. Some reach person paid me the price of several copies and told me to give them to the needy. Since I could not easily find the needy, I consulted someone and he told me to give some copies to the association to put them in a shelf so that people-reach or needy- can borrow them. Have I breeched the copyright?

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Re: Is it copyright infringement?

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:20 pm

No. Copyright law relates only to the production of extra copies of a piece of intellectual property, not the distribution of those copies.

(I assume here you are talking of physical printed copies of a book.)

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Re: Is it copyright infringement?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:45 pm

So whatever I do with the few remaining copies won't be infringement to any law?

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Royalty

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:07 pm

Hi.
I have translated a chess book. The publisher of the original work demanded me a percent of the sold copies. I gifted some copies and some copies went un-recorded. Do I pay the royalties for them too?

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Re: Royalty

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:27 pm

Consult a lawyer. We are not a lawyer, we are a chess forum.

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Re: Royalty

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:48 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:Consult a lawyer. We are not a lawyer, we are a chess forum.
What lawyer?
I think I already mentioned that in Iran international copyright is not normally observed

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Re: Royalty

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:52 pm

Not another book thread.
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Re: Royalty

Post by Alistair Campbell » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:44 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Hi.
I have translated a chess book. The publisher of the original work demanded me a percent of the sold copies. I gifted some copies and some copies went un-recorded. Do I pay the royalties for them too?
I imagine this will be covered in the contract. I would suspect that an author would be entitled to a small number of free copies of their book, to be distributed as they wished. I cannot believe that it would be permitted that an author give away thousands of copies for nothing (perhaps receiving in return sums of money closely resembling the retail price as a "gift").

Similarly, I'm not sure a contract would permit rights to be passed on to a publisher not specified in the contract, allowing them to profit at the original copyright holder's expense.

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Re: Royalty

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:09 pm

Alistair Campbell wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Hi.
I have translated a chess book. The publisher of the original work demanded me a percent of the sold copies. I gifted some copies and some copies went un-recorded. Do I pay the royalties for them too?
I imagine this will be covered in the contract. I would suspect that an author would be entitled to a small number of free copies of their book, to be distributed as they wished. I cannot believe that it would be permitted that an author give away thousands of copies for nothing (perhaps receiving in return sums of money closely resembling the retail price as a "gift").

Similarly, I'm not sure a contract would permit rights to be passed on to a publisher not specified in the contract, allowing them to profit at the original copyright holder's expense.
Thanks for your attention sir.
Maybe I need to explain it again more vividly:
I leave in a country which never entered Berne convention (regarding copyright) and has a Intellectual Property protection law only for Iranian wrk-producers(I relatively recently was informed that a foreign author can also be protected via contract)
So, I am not concerned about my relation with an Iranian publisher. I am concerned about my relations with the publisher of the original English work.

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Re: Royalty

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:10 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:Not another book thread.
I need to know what to do, don't I?

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Re: Royalty

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:06 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Carl Hibbard wrote:Not another book thread.
I need to know what to do, don't I?
Did you see this comment?
Consult a lawyer. We are not a lawyer, we are a chess forum.
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Re: Royalty

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:25 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Carl Hibbard wrote:Not another book thread.
I need to know what to do, don't I?
Did you see this comment?
Consult a lawyer. We are not a lawyer, we are a chess forum.
And did you see my answer to that:
What lawyer?
I think I already mentioned that in Iran international copyright is not normally observed
I sought such lawyers for almost a year. I still am, but I am not very hopeful

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Re: Is it copyright infringement?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:02 pm

What if I buy the rights to the original book and then translate from the English version, since I don't know Greek or Spanish or French or German or ...? Is it copyright infringement?

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Re: Is it copyright infringement?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:30 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What if I buy the rights to the original book and then translate from the English version, since I don't know Greek or Spanish or French or German or ...? Is it copyright infringement?
Hello?!

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Re: Royalty

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:38 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:Consult a lawyer. We are not a lawyer, we are a chess forum.

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