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Posted 07/14/2012   4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add raywrio to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If I create my own custom album pages can I use the Scott catalog numbers to identify them or is there some kind of copywrite associated with them?
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Posted 07/14/2012   4:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would think so, yes.

The copyright is against usage that copies the catalogue in publishing, whether in print or on the web electronically. Personal use is OK.
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Posted 07/14/2012   5:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As long as you don't distribute the pages to anyone else, you're OK. As soon as you give them away for free on the Internet, Amos will hunt you down.
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Posted 07/14/2012   6:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1) Personal use is OK.
2) If I distribute them, Amos will hunt you down.

Got it thanks.
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Posted 07/14/2012   6:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the copyright notice exactly as it appears in the Scott Catalog:

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Posted 07/14/2012   10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is there a lawyer in the house? (It seems to me one must meet all five criteria to get blanket permission, otherwise specific permission from Scott is required, but what do I know?)
Cheers, Robert
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Posted 07/15/2012   09:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Use search at the top of this page to find COPYRIGHT -- we've had several good explanations from both legal and non-legal experts.

KS
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Posted 07/16/2012   09:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadianphilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trainwreck...you are correct. It must meet all of the criteria Sections (a) to (e). As you can see each subsection ends with a "semicolon" and an "and".

But it looks like raywrio only wants them for his personal use so it won't matter anyhow.
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Posted 07/17/2012   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Is there a lawyer in the house?


I'm not a lawyer so I posed the original question to Amos.

The response I received from the Rights and Permissions Manager at Amos was that as long as raywrio doesn't intend to sell or distribute the album pages he creates, he can use the Scott numbers and will not be infringing on Scott's copyright.

Steve

EDIT: Here is the response along with contact information should further questions arise.


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Hi Steve,

Thanks for your inquiry regarding the use of Scott numbers in your personal stamp album. As long as you do not intend to sell or distribute the album pages you create, you can use the Scott numbers. You will not be infringing on Scott's copyright by using the numbers for your personal use.

When the Scott numbers are used in a commercial product that competes with our own products, Scott is entitled to compensation, usually in the form of a license fee. The copyright notice simply serves as a reminder to individuals and companies that the Scott numbers are our intellectual property and one needs to request permission to use them.

I hope this answers your question.

Best regards,

Dave Akin
Rights & Permissions Manager
Amos Hobby Publishing
911 S. Vandemark Rd.
Sidney, OH 45365
dakin@amospress.com

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Posted 07/17/2012   09:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the great responses. And yes I wanted to know if I could use the Scott's numbers for my personal albums.
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