I took photos of a friends cows about 3 years ago. Last week discovered that she was trying to sell my images on Etsy. When I asked her not to she then proceeded to tell me I am not allowed to sell images of her cows, that she has never given me permission. Do I need a property release from her if... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2023
Yes, you can legally sell the photographs. The practical enforcement of your copyrights, however, is a bit more complex. Recording a collection of a work of photographs with the U.S. Copyright Office should provide you with a useful tool to swiftly remove infringing articles from major online U.S.... Read more »
Developer is having financial issues and has begun selling our drawings to buyers of their lots and allowing them to bring in their own construction company to build house. This was not our agreement. We have no control over the construction phase using our drawings which may or may not be latest... Read more »
answered on Jun 15, 2022
Check your contract. Depending on your payment, you may have released your rights to the other company.
You may have the right to contract independently with the home owners.
Consult with an attorney.
Is it legal for them to post it on Facebook. It technically doesnt show the actual private part but pretty close. Or when i sent it to them thru text was that consent enough.
answered on Jan 15, 2021
Your ex is committing a felony in Idaho, called Video voyeurism.
Idaho Code says:
A person is guilty of video voyeurism when:
(a) With the intent to annoy, terrify, threaten, intimidate, harass, offend, humiliate or degrade, he intentionally disseminates, publishes or sells... Read more »
I just wanted to do a informative post about plants. The pot is just a big part of my photo I wanted to make shure it was fair use they dont give any one permission to take photos I bought the pot my self but is it considered a prop
answered on May 2, 2020
Is there something distinctive about the pot that makes you worry? If it has trademarks or other brand related markings, you may wish to see how best to remove those. For example, are you able to edit the photograph so that the pot is not prominent? Can you make the pot portion of the photograph... Read more »
I wanted to use the words for a college poster project that will only be seen by the teacher
answered on Apr 10, 2020
You probably mean Trademarked.
It will depend on what you plan to use it.
If it is an internal project, not in commerce, your risk is rather low.
Consult an attorney.
I am a choreographer that creates competitive shows for High school dance teams and color guards. These groups learn their show to a specified piece of music and compete within the US to that music during a season. Usually they perform the show 5-10 times and make no money off of this. They... Read more »
answered on Mar 26, 2020
For the music, depending on which you do, you could get a license from the recording copyright holder.
Check the manager of the rights, there are agencies that focus on that.
They offer different pricing depending on the use.
Once you have that, assuming no other IP issues,... Read more »
Will you please Google this to see what I'm seeing?
answered on Feb 11, 2020
You cannot "take" a trademark from the mark owner if it is still being used in commerce as a source identifier, regardless of the federal registration status. Applying for and being allowed a federal registration does not automatically prohibit a mark owner from opposing registration,... Read more »
This seems odd that a pre-existing property that pre-dates this copyright registration by an American company would be at any risk for legitimate lawsuit. How can an existing intellectual property be registered to a company whom has no legal contract or agreement with said owners, and furthermore... Read more »
answered on May 3, 2019
You ask a very interesting question, but unfortunately, it is laden with too many factual issues to provide a clear answer. Your best bet is to study copyright infringement, and when derivative works are insufficiently indistinct from the original source material. There might also be contractual... Read more »
answered on Apr 11, 2019
You're probably fine with the word engorgio, but once you include any symbols from Harry Potter, you'll run afoul of trademark laws.
I was pulled over for having a license plate light out and issued a DUI. I was not arrested but car was towed and impounded, and later searched. I have contacted them several times about getting my hard drives and computer out of the car because I am a professional photographer and I'm already... Read more »
answered on Jul 25, 2018
Contact an attorney experienced in DUI in the county where you are charged. You'll need him for the DUI and she can advise you on this aspect. They'll work out payments.
answered on Jan 29, 2018
Generally speaking, if it is just one person who has not do anything in furtherance of actually stealing, then no, it isn't illegal -- i.e. it isn't a illegal to just have the idea in your head, you have to take some sort of action to accomplish the goal (e.g. downloading or copying the... Read more »
answered on Dec 15, 2017
I was recently addressing this very issue in my business law class. The short answer is yes, anytime content is put down in a tangible medium, including social media, it receives copyright protections. The interesting twist is that some social media sites have tried to claim that they hold the... Read more »
If yes, what kind of damages can i expect?
answered on Apr 26, 2017
Yes, that sounds like copyright infringement. Statutory damages for copyright infringement range from $750-$150,000 if the work was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before infringement or within three months of the creation of the work. In order to get a better idea of what is a... Read more »
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