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Offline Jill

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Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« on: July 24, 2012, 11:12:17 AM »
Morning all. Does anyone happen to know who owns the copyright for the cover shots used on the Follyfoot books? I'm doing the picture list for my book, and would like to use the cover of one of the books (either Follyfoot or Dora at - not sure yet) but do need to make sure that permission has been sought/fees paid, as necessary.

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Re: Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 11:38:24 AM »
Hi Jill

I think I'd check with the publishers on that. 

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Re: Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 12:29:16 PM »
Hi Jill, which editions were you thinking of using, the latest publications or one of the older covers?

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Re: Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 01:45:52 PM »
The first editions - the ones that use stills (I think?) from the TV series. Thinking about it, I suppose they would probably belong to the TV company. Was it Yorkshire TV? Do they even still exist?

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Re: Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 03:52:33 PM »
Yes I'd say more than likely it would be Yorkshire TV who would owned copyright on those pictures. Info on Wikipedia HERE as to who might be able to help.

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Re: Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 12:49:10 PM »
Thanks . I've written to them, and I'm trying Heinemann as well. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 01:55:21 PM »
Good luck!  >41<

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Re: Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 03:20:49 PM »
I have everything crossed for you Jill.  :D


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Re: Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 02:27:13 PM »
Just a thought here... maybe a way to get around copyright issues (depending on the nature of the publication) would be to cut a deal with one of our resident illustrators.  He Who Squeaks comes to mind.

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Re: Copyright of Follyfoot photographs on book covers
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012, 06:39:52 PM »
 :)

The funny thing is, I am not so good at illustrating (such as figurines or cartoons etc) Noku although I think I can draw faces reasonably well  ;) I admit the farm drawing turned out well but it took a while to do  >48<