I'm afraid that
unlike in the United States, there is no central record of copyright. It exists
simply because the person drew it wrote it, sang it or whatever.
absolutely no other way of finding out other than spending lots of time and
effort making what will usually be fruitless enquiries.
If you start to
use the picture and it causes a problem, you need to be able to show that you
used all efforts possible to trace the copyright owner, in defence to any
action they may bring to you for damages.
The amount of
damages they would get would only be the same as they would be able to charge
you for using the picture in any event.
I wish I could
give you a more definite answer time sorry to say, there is not one.
Does that answer
the question. Can I assist any further?
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