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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Louisiana on

Q: Does copyright filed in the UK apply in the US? And if the products are cosmetic and similar does that apply?

I received a message from someone on Facebook regarding some cosmetic brushes that I customize in my free time and that I have sold to a few people. They claim that their brushes, which are similar, are copyrighted but I see no proof of it on the website or elsewhere. They are also located in the... Read more »

Warren V. Norred answered on Aug 1, 2019

A work registered in the UK may be enforced here under the Berne Convention, but I'd ask them to give you proof of copyright.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law on

Q: Fair use to generate transcripts of others' YouTube videos for purposes of research?

I am a doctoral candidate conducting research on social media, specifically the YouTube platform. Is it fair use for me to prepare transcripts of publicly accessible YouTube videos that I am not the creator of for the purposes of research? The transcripts will not be re-sold, but strictly used for... Read more »

Warren V. Norred answered on Aug 1, 2019

This appears to be a classic Fair Use and if you aren't using it for commercial purposes, the factors of Fair Use should lean toward allowing your use. My initial two cents is that you are fine.

I'd probably want to give credit to Youtube and the content creators in your research.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Georgia on

Q: I financed a car in 2014 but stopped making payments on it in 2016 when it stopped working. Can they sue for whats owed?

The car was picked up by the original loan company once I notified them I was not paying on a car that doesn’t work. Now the original company has sold my loan to this new company and they are filing suit against me trying to garnish my wages.

Warren V. Norred answered on Aug 1, 2019

Sure. You owed money for a thing and then stopped paying for it. Typically, they can sue within four years.

Make sure that you get credit for the repaired value of the car, minus the cost to repair, as part of your debt.

You might also make a deal with the new company to pay a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Georgia on

Q: Im Chapter 13 and my wife isn’t. She’s coming into money. Can we buy land cash and build a home in both our names?

Warren V. Norred answered on Aug 1, 2019

If your wife is the only one coming into money, then I'd keep it segregated in her account and do with it what you wish. It's very unlikely that you'll have a problem, especially if your C13 plan is confirmed.

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