I was fished by SMG and paypal was frozened.They said i infringe copyright.I'm a foreigner and not in US,SMG just send an email to me and no substantive documents were served.Is that legal?And does Florida court have jurisdiction?How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?Can you help me win the case?
Do you mean "phished"? If so, you may be correct; it appears to possibly be a scam of some sort. Just because someone sent you an email claiming to be "SMG" doesn't mean that you have actually been sued.
I plan on Live feeding the Mummers Day Parade in Pennsylvania to my Youtube channel. The marching bands play music and there is other background music in the parade. Would those music sources be considered "fair use" for News Reporting of the event?
This is not a simple question and it may not be cost-effective to retain counsel. But you need to play it safe and make sure you have written consent to record. Fair use is a complex issue. Your channel is for profit, and unless you have the proper corporate entity for your YouTube channel, you...Read more »
I would suggest that the question is not so much whether publishing and selling the NFTs is "legal," but whether Nike can and would assert their legal rights (trademark and copyright rights) against you for doing so. The answer is probably "yes" to both.
For context, a friend of mine purchased an item from a website that has since been shut down due to a copyright infringement lawsuit. They are curious if their personal information the defendants are in possession of will be given to the plaintiffs and they will be contacted. They have not... Read more »
I sell a shirt that says “My Chemical Imbalance” hand drawn in reference to the band, My Chemical Romance. I have looked at their trademark and as far as I can tell, they don’t have the proper trademark to take my listing down unless I am misunderstanding.
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: [ ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES IN THE NATURE OF LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES; ] PROVIDING A WEBSITE FEATURING INFORMATION REGARDING [ LIVE PERFORMANCES AND ] MUSIC,...Read more »
Why do you believe you need a license? Who do you think owns the Rosary? According to Wikipedia, it dates back to 1214, from an apparition given to a saint. No one owns, or could own, the decade, or the sequence of five of them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary#History
My production company paid for and filmed a documentary that was then posted on our website and youtube page. Another company has produced their own documentary and has used portions of mine (audio and visual) without permission and are now claiming they are protected under fair use (news... Read more »
Hello. I would like to learn about the knowledge copyright issue. we have received a TRO. The plaintiff complained that we infringed on the design patent. But obviously, I think there is a significant difference between our product and theirs. We have found at least 5 specific points. We would be... Read more »
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