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Vogue Patterns |
and Its Copyrights
Perhaps the title should read "Vogue patterns and Its CLAIMED Copyrights"?
On June 15, 2010, there were 2,069 entries for the search parameter "Vogue" on the US Copyright Office web site. Now remember, Vogue is a name used by others who copyright other things besides patterns. Under copyright law, in order for a copyright owner to enforce their rights in federal court, the work MUST be registered (or have been denied registration) before filing a court action. We inturpret this requirement to mean that Congress intended that copyrights must meet that criteria before the copyright owner has any enforceable rights and that includes taking action against internet listings and use.
The 2,069 entries are shown below by date. Entries that are not for Vogue Patterns are in many cases compressed (such as #1 through #76). This is done to make reading easier. Some 2,013 of the 2,069 copyrights under Vogue belong to Vogue Music and are not related to our subject. There are a smattering of others as well. That leaves some 24 copyrights for Vogue Patterns.
The patterns shown as registered in 1957 through 1959 are re-registrations of earlier registrations. What these registrations involve is anyone's guess but it is unlikely they actually include the patterns. Unlike Simplicity, Vogue never registered the pattern envelopes. That means that any pattern envelopes published by Vogue before March 1989 are most likely in public domain.
So when Vogue tells you that their patterns are copyrighted, Vogue is lying to you. When Vogue says you cannot use the pictures of the finished product from the pattern envelopes before 1989, Vogue is lying to you. Why is Vogue wasting its time and resources on such silliness? We think it is the "Playground Bully Syndrome" at work.
As of June 15, 2010 Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) Search Request: Left Anchored Name = vogue Search Results: Displaying 1 through 25 of 2069 entries. # Name (NALL) < Full Title Copyright Number Date [1-76] Vogue Records, Kiz neman / musique de Ara Bartevian. PA0000085360 1956 [ 77 ] Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair Vogue's Beauty book. By editors of Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. RE0000266163 1957 [ 78 ] Vogue, Helene Jaunez, Comtesse de Saint-Exupery. By Pierre Chevrier, pseud. of Comtesse de Vogue. RE0000294660 1958 [ 79 ] Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. Vogue's Beauty book. By editors of Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. RE0000309467 1958 [ 80 - 83] Vogue Pictures, Inc. [ 83 ] Vogue Vogue patterns; suppl. Feb. 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354800 1959 [ 84 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. Apr. 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354802 1959 [ 85 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. Aug. 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354809 1959 [ 86 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. Aug. 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354810 1959 [ 87 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news for spring '59. Feb. 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354801 1959 [ 88 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. July 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascombe [i.e. Bascome] RE0000354807 1959 [ 89 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. July 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354808 1959 [ 90 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. June 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354805 1959 [ 91 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. June 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354806 1959 [ 92 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. Mar. 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354799 1959 [ 93 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. May 1, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354803 1959 [ 94 ] Vogue Vogue Printed pattern news. May 15, 1959. By Helen Catchings Bascome. RE0000354804 1959 [ 95 ] Vogue Vogue printed patterns. Apr. By Eleanor Williams. RE0000351914 1959 [ 96 ] Vogue Vogue printed patterns. Aug. 1959. By Eleanor Williams. RE0000351918 1959 [ 97 ] Vogue Vogue printed patterns; catalog. Mar. By Eleanor Williams. RE0000351913 1959 [ 98 ] Vogue Vogue printed patterns. July. By Eleanor Williams. RE0000351917 1959 [ 99 ] Vogue Vogue printed patterns. June. By Eleanor Williams. RE0000351916 1959 [ 100 ] Vogue Vogue printed patterns. May. By Eleanor Williams. RE0000351915 1959 # Name (NALL) < Full Title Copyright Number Date [ 101 ] Vogue Vogue printed patterns. Nov. 1, 1959. By Eleanor Williams. RE0000351921 1959 [ 102 ] Vogue Vogue printed patterns. Oct. 1, 1959. By Eleanor Williams. RE0000351920 1959 [ 103 ] Vogue Vogue printed patterns. Sept. 1959. By Eleanor Williams. RE0000351919 1959 [ 104 ] Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. Vogue's new beauty book. 1959-1960. By Editors of Vogue-incorporating Vanity fair. RE0000350543 1959 [ 105 - 114] Vogue Music/pictures [ 115 ] Vogue. Vogue's new beauty book, 1960-1961. By editors of Vogue. RE0000396262 1960 [ 116 ] Vogue, Helene D Vol 407. By Helene Froment, pseud. of Helene DeVogue. RE0000388272 1960 [ 117 - 157 ] Vogue Music [ 158 ] Vogue World in Vogue. Compiled by the Viking Press and Vogue, foreword by Jessica Daves. RE0000561559 1963 [ 159 ] Vogue Vogue's book of houses, gardens, people. Photographed by Horst, text by Valentine Lawford, introd. by Diana Vreeland employees for hire of Conde Nast Publications, Inc. RE0000734414 1968 [ 160 - 2069] Vogue Music, etc
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