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W. E. Boyd collection

Postby derek » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:11 pm

I wonder if you could assist me please.
I am researching a specific locomotive, a photo of which appears in the RCTS book ‘Locomotives of the LNWR Southern Division’ by Harry Jack.
Fig. 67 in the book depicts ADR number 6 and is attributed to the ‘W. E. Boyd collection’.
I wish to use this picture in the ‘LNWR Journal’ and need to know where the original is and if it is subject to copyright?
Any assistance would very much be appreciated.
Kind regards
Derek Buckles, member number 23776
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Re: W. E. Boyd collection

Postby Ian Prince » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:48 pm

I believe copyright may only last for a number of years though?

The following was obtained by Googling your question.

“How long does copyright last?

In the UK, copyright in artistic works generally lasts for the lifetime of the artist plus 70 years after their death. Some exceptions apply, for instance for engravings that were unpublished at the time of the artist's death.”




An original photo would no doubt be considered a ‘work of art’ in the legal sense. Whoever takes the shot usually holds that copyright unless they transfer it or sell that right on.
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Re: W. E. Boyd collection

Postby RichardCoulthurst » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:24 pm

It looks like the W. E. Boyd Collection is held by the National Records of Scotland.

See: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/railway-records
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