We have several journals and letters from 1850-1920 written by family members (all deceased). We are in the process of retyping these and putting into PDF format for immediate family members. We would also like to make these available to more distant relatives and possibly parts to any local... Read more »
A will does not have to specifically bequest intellectual property rights for those rights to pass to heirs. If, for example, father gives everything he owns to son, his son inherits the intellectual property rights in his letters and journals. Son could apply for copyright protection from the...Read more »
North Carolina General Statute § 22-2. Contract for sale of land; leases.
All contracts to sell or convey any lands, ... or any interest in or concerning them, ... shall be void unless said contract, or some memorandum or note thereof, be put in writing and signed by the party to be...Read more »
I currently owe 150k on my house. I have an interested buyer at 500k. At closing the buyer will put down 150k to pay off existing mortgage and I will carry the loan of 350k@4% for 30 years. My question is if for some reason the buyer at some point gets a second mortgage/equity loan from a separate... Read more »
They asked that i remove the photo, which I did, and are also asking that I pay them $6750.00 for the last six months that the photo was used. This photo was taken off of Google search and had I been asked by the copyright owner to take it down sooner, it would have been done immediately. This is a... Read more »
North Carolina law does afford special protection for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, in relation to early termination of rental agreements in Section 42-45.1 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
The N.C. General Assembly's unofficial copy of the statute is...Read more »
I own some land. I know someone that has promised to buy it. Is there any type of document that could be drawn up that allows me an advance of the price the buyer has promised before time of sale so that at time of sale the amount would be less en bloc. E.g. promised 30,000. I ask to have 5,000... Read more »
Probably. Have you already entered into a written sales contract? You state that the potential buyer "promised to buy it." In North Carolina, all contracts or agreements to sell or convey land must be in writing to be enforceable.
There are a few ways to accomplish your goal and...Read more »
Names and short phrases cannot be copyrighted under U.S. law. Trademark law, however, may afford protection for a name. Contact an attorney specializing in trademark law to learn more about whether the name you have in mind could be trademarked.
I did research Peter Rabbit and it does appear that they entered the public domain in 2014. I find their response a little ambiguous. " New Iterations" "adaptations", also "protect several trademarks". There's not an answer if and what images are free to use. I thought if they entered Public... Read more »
If an original work enters the public domain, this does not cover derivative or subsequent works based on that original work. So, Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is in the public domain. But that does not mean that a photograph taken of the Mona Lisa is necessarily in the public domain, the...Read more »
You may apply for an unconditional pardon from the Governor, which is granted at the Governor's discretion. An unconditional pardon is granted primarily to restore an individual's right to own or possess a firearm. Applications for pardons are handled by Pat Hansen at the Governor's Clemency...Read more »
Copyright law does not protect ideas, but instead, the expression - a description, explanation, or illustration, for example, that accompanies those ideas. So, copyright law does not protect recipes that are a mere listings of ingredients. If your recipe has secret ingredients that you do not...Read more »
Do you have a case number? You can call the clerk of court in the county where the case was heard and request the records. There may be a cost to have the records mailed to you or the clerk may fax records for free within a few days of the request.
I have had a meeting with an investor about my buisness in which I did not ask him to sign an NDA about 2 months ago. He was interested in investing and delayed it for over a month untill popping out of the blue that he is not interested anymore in investing for a certain reason (which there is no... Read more »
It sounds like you're acting as a Secretary of a N.C. corporation and attempting to comply with Section 55-16-01 of the North Carolina General Statutes in keeping the minutes of all meetings of the board members.
I am unaware of a specific requirement under North Carolina to include the...Read more »
An notarized agreement was made between an individual owning a restaurant and two other individuals loaning that person money. The person who received the money has failed to make payments as listed in the agreement and is now past due. This individual now owes the couple more than what small... Read more »
Contact an attorney who specializes in collection actions, preferably in the county where the debtor resides/their business is operated. You're in excess of the amount in controversy for a small claims action - it makes sense to at least reach out to an attorney to see if it's economically...Read more »
I own a few hundred similar apps in different topics. Each topic is a result of a lot of research(keywords, popularity, etc). Someone just copied all my "topics" one by one and uploaded similar apps(same topic, same functionality) to the store. The list of my apps is available in my promotional... Read more »
One of the most cited copyright cases is Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co, 499 U.S. 340 (1991), which established that some minimum creative contribution is required for mere information to be protected by copyright. That is, facts cannot be copyrighted, there must be...Read more »
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