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I worked at a haunted house and these are pictures and videos of my characters used on their website and social media.
answered on Mar 15, 2023
If you are no longer employed by the haunted house and you did not sign any agreement that allows them to use your image or likeness, you may be able to take action to stop them from using your pictures and videos. Here are some steps you can take:
Send a cease and desist letter: You can... Read more »
A colleague (musician-turned-lawyer) and I have written a musical piece together. Can he himself represent the music legally and handle the copyright registration? He would also have to be the legal third-party regarding the publishing company. It seems to me this would all present a conflict of... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2023
If you and him are business partners, one may thing that their interests are aligned. However, it may not be the case for ever. It is a good practice to have independent counsel. Thereafter, you can make an informed decision as to who should be in charge of the legal aspects of the registration of... Read more »
It would be a drawing of a goose participating in random activities
answered on Mar 7, 2023
This is a trademark question.
There is a pending "intent to use" application to register SILLY GOOSE for apparel.
You will also find SILLY GOOSE apparel for sale on Amazon, so that seller has priority of use. I would not have high expectations that you would succeed with this mark.
I operate a Facebook group based on a popular television show, and it has grown to over 100,000 members. We are considering monetizing the group to sell apparel, accessories, etc. with quotes and graphics from the show. What is considered copyrighted material, and therefore not able to monetize,... Read more »
answered on Mar 1, 2023
If you are considering monetizing products based on a popular television show, you should be aware that many elements of the show, including quotes, characters, and names, may be protected by copyright law. The copyright owner of the show has the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, and... Read more »
My friend & I like to design & create sports cards of wrestlers from different companies both past and current using images (png) we find online from whatever website has what we're looking for, then using an app on our phone we assemble & alter/manipulate (color/brightness etc)... Read more »
answered on Feb 25, 2023
It is not legal to use images that you find online without permission from the copyright holder. Even if you manipulate them to create a new product, you could still be infringing on the original creator's rights. If you want to create sports cards using images of wrestlers, you should obtain... Read more »
I have obtained a legal mechanical license for each cover song in my album. However, my album was taken down for copyright infringement on ONE song. I tried contacting the company via their website but the contact form doesn't work and shows an error. I found their email and have sent them 5... Read more »
answered on Feb 25, 2023
If you have obtained a legal mechanical license for the cover song in question, you have a valid defense against any copyright infringement claim related to that song. You can try contacting the company or person who made the claim and provide them with a copy of the mechanical license. If you have... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
Yes, professional wrestling (including WWE and AEW) is regulated by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) in California. The CSAC oversees the health and safety of participants and enforces rules and regulations related to professional wrestling events in the state. This includes... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
In general, copyright law gives the owner of a copyright the exclusive right to perform the work publicly. This means that if someone performs another artist's song on social media without permission, they may be infringing on the artist's copyright.
However, there are some... Read more »
Also I would like to put the cars in Cards, and Packs where you can find them, so It became also a card collecting game
answered on Feb 20, 2023
If you create a mobile game that uses images or trademarks of car brands without permission, you may be infringing on the intellectual property rights of those brands. This can potentially result in legal action being taken against you.
To avoid potential legal issues, it is recommended... Read more »
This time it’s the run around for like 3-4 weeks they said it would be resolved in 10 days. Now they have stop replying to my emails. I was really depending on that money, now it’s costing me money I don’t have.
answered on Feb 5, 2023
You can contact the Labor Commissioner's office by going to their website (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/). Once you get to the main page, click the link for labor law and then click the link for Wages, where you will find out how to file your wage claim. If they can help with your situation,... Read more »
The glass shattered onto players and cars in behind us. Coach’s negligence caused harm to many players and other vehicule.
answered on Jan 5, 2023
I'm sorry for your terrible accident. I hope everyone is okay. If you could repost this and include a state, that could be helpful to attorneys here to respond by region. Good luck
When I checked whether there was a trademark of this name, I came across the game company named "Atlus" released in 2009 with the same name. However, when I researched a little more, I saw that this trademark was canceled in 2021 in several sources. Is this true or will I run into any... Read more »
answered on Jan 3, 2023
The trademark registration of Atlus Co., Ltd. for the TRAUMA TEAM mark expired in 2020 for failure to renew. However, if the mark is still being used (despite the registration expiring) you would be infringing by selling similar goods with the same mark.
I had a clupstore open on an adult clipsite. I was able to upload MP3 audios and get paid when people purchased them . One day out of nowhere I received an email from the clipsite I did business with and it simply said that my store was permanently terminated and closed due to DMCA. I had never... Read more »
answered on Dec 27, 2022
Using film clips owned by someone else without their authorization violates the copyright. If the film clip was posted online, it might be taken down through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA allows individuals to file a complaint with website administrators when they believe... Read more »
I'm writing a 30 to 40-page e-book for screenwriters on how to incorporate hidden movie Easter eggs in their scripts to deepen the meaning of their story and keep viewers coming back to see their movie over and over again.
I'm analyzing three particular movies. Within the... Read more »
answered on Oct 5, 2022
Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.... Read more »
Is it alright to name an Ohio sports club with a mascot name from a high school in Illinois? Can we use their colors? We would not use their images and the letting on our jersey design would be different.
answered on Sep 30, 2022
The only way to find out if it is "alright," is to contact the trademark owner and obtain permission. Without prior permission, there is a risk that the trademark owner could sue for trademark infringement.
if I were to post videos on youtube of me and some friends playing tabletop RPG based around copyrighted material (pokemon) could I be sued for copyright infringement and could I monetize it without legal repercussions?
answered on Sep 26, 2022
This response is based on U.S. copyright law. Laws in other jurisdictions may be different.
While game rules are not protected by copyright, the manner in which they are expressed might be. Images (artwork, drawings, photographs, etc.) generally are protected by copyright. Names of games... Read more »
To my knowledge a talent manager is unable to procure work and negotiate contracts in NY State. I recently made the decision to part ways with my manager but am currently working on a job that they negotiated. I was told that even with our contract ending they are still entitled to the commission... Read more »
answered on Sep 3, 2022
Hi. Do you have a written agreement with your former talent manager that dictates the terms of the representation? If so, it may have language in there that addresses a breakup. Best of luck.
Essentially I have an app in development that requires the user to utilize their phones movement (throwing or spinning it) as an in-game feature. I am concerned however on what would occur if a person accidently drops or breaks their phone and whether they are able to take any legal actions against... Read more »
answered on Aug 22, 2022
Dear Mrs or Mr,
thank you for your question and I will be starting with the fact that its very good (from the legal point of view) that you are already warning your users and you provide safery instructions before usage of such app.
Other relevant precautions might be to enlist... Read more »
My father was septic then had a seizure so I left to take care of him. According to six flags policy I have to wait 2 years for a change. Please help thank you.
answered on Jul 22, 2022
You should have asked to take a leave of absence under the federal Family Medical Leave or California Family Rights Act Leave to care for a sick family member, instead just quitting without notice.
I suggest that you explain that you had the right to take an immediate legal protected... Read more »
Well i signed a distribution deal with the label 80/20% cut and i own all Masters and music i created for 5 albums to be distributed over 5 years 2014 . i only have given And released 4/5 before i lost contact with them _ them = the label . i have had head trauma after signing to where i forgot... Read more »
answered on Jul 21, 2022
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could continue to await a response, but there is a category here, Entertainment/Sports Law. You could try reposting and adding that as a category. There's no guarantee all posts are answered, but attorneys... Read more »
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