What can I legally do about that to prevent it from happening in the future ?
answered on Mar 18, 2023
You need to determine how they are stealing photographs you take.
If you are using your phone, have they managed to hack it?
If you are using a camera, do they work at the store where you take your camera when you want to print out a hard copy?
Or are you posting them on... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2023
All limited liability companies are registered with the Texas Secretary of State. The filing fee is the same statewide.
I painted a painting with my coworkers at an event paid for by my manager. It is a painting of my cat with my name on it. I quit working there and wanted the painting back and my manager said if I come to get it back it's theft. Is there anything I can do or do they legally own it because they... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2023
The ownership of the painting may depend on the specific circumstances of the event and any agreements made between you, your coworkers, and your manager. If there was no explicit agreement made about ownership of the painting, it may be considered jointly owned by all of the individuals who... Read more »
photo club website is posting member's images without watermarks and without permission, as well as no basic level of image protection (i.e. right click disable). Members want watermarks/permissions but club is refusing. How to respond to their refusal? Which laws are they violating?
answered on Feb 25, 2023
If a photo club website is posting member's images without permission or without proper attribution, they may be in violation of copyright law. Copyright law protects the rights of creators to control the use and distribution of their original works, including photographs. The members of the... Read more »
For example- If I buy a sticker from Disney and I put the sticker I purchased on a cup and I sell the cup would that be legal since I did not make the sticker. I would also be purchasing the sticker legally from them.
answered on Jan 21, 2023
Yes, thanks to the "first sale doctrine" codified at 17 U.S.C. § 109, which provides that an individual who knowingly purchases a copy of a copyrighted work from the copyright holder receives the right to sell, display or otherwise dispose of that particular copy, notwithstanding the... Read more »
If I register my work with the US Copyright Office as unpublished, then later I decide to publish my work, will I still be protected, and will I still be able to use my copyright paperwork if needed?
answered on Jan 2, 2023
You can apply to register the unpublished work and submit a copy. But when you publish it, you should then apply to register the published work and submit what the copyright office calls the "best edition".
I'm looking to sell some stuff online at my store and it came to my mind some funny keychains with some celebrities images on it and just wondering about laws, copyright and I'm pretty sure I can't do that but doing some research like Etsy, Ebay and other e-commerce stores selling... Read more »
answered on Dec 17, 2022
Though keychains featuring celebrities may be fun to collect, it is important to remember that it is not legal to sell these items without permission from the celebrity or their representatives. Doing so can infringe on copyright, trademark and right of publicity protections that are granted to... Read more »
for personal matters, not to sell the pictures
answered on Nov 23, 2022
If the pictures were creative works, you could be violating your former employer's copyright interests in such works. Typically, under the work for hire doctrine, the copyright for creative works made by an employee belongs to the employer, not to the individual employee that created them.... Read more »
The artist gave me a drawing and says i will have total rights to do whatever i want with it. I want to sell the same drawing to multiple people and publicize it. What things should i include in the contract that basically says, the artist's drawing is no longer theirs and I can sell and do... Read more »
answered on Dec 17, 2022
A copyright assignment agreement is an important document that makes terms between the assignor and assignee about transferring ownership of a copyright. The essential elements contained in a copyright assignment agreement include terms regarding the duration of the license and geographical region... Read more »
answered on Nov 12, 2022
Hi! Unfortunately this is not the place to retain an attorney, it is a forum for legal questions. You should reach out to a trademark attorney privately.
I have developed a type of concrete specifically for my use making Anaerobic Digesters, which exhibits specific properties beneficial to the structure and operation of Mesophilic Anaerobic Digesters intended to be installed and operated as generational (extended time-frame) projects.
answered on Nov 9, 2022
Yes. Like all patents, however, the formula needs to be novel and not obvious. Check patents.google.com or other source to see prior art on concrete formulas. The good news and bad news is that there are a lot of concrete formula patents ahead of you. The examiner will be looking at your patent... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2022
Writing a book based on familiarity with events that occurred in real life is not a copyright infringement.
Now, if you had written a book about your experience and your sister then wrote her own book using part of what you had written in your book, then there might be copyright infringement.
I have a character that I have designed and I have a name for that character. I plan to feature the character in merchandise, apparel, comic strips, digital media, original stories, posters and other artwork. How can I protect my character and character name from being used by other businesses or... Read more »
answered on Oct 8, 2022
The cartoon character can be the subject of a copyright registration, and its name can be a registered trademark.
You should register the copyright of a set of drawings that show the character in various poses from different angles.
Then, if the name of the character is novel and... Read more »
The website would specifically be ALL about quotes. Inspirational, motivational, etc.
answered on Oct 3, 2022
Many websites use same concept and they always state the author of the sentence. This should be legal in most of jurisdiction throughout the world. However do not cite large portions of texts from the books.
answered on Sep 7, 2022
To my best understanding of the case, Zippo Manufacturing Company sued Zippo Dot Com, Inc. for copyright infringement. Zippo manufacturers lighters, and Zippo Dot Com operated a website that sold a variety of lighter-related products, including cases, flints, and wicks. In its complaint, Zippo... Read more »
I do post content relative to their service/product but I can remove or change it. I also added “Not affiliated with business name” in the bio.
answered on Aug 8, 2022
This question lacks sufficient detail to provide a meaningful answer. These types of demands are rather frequent and they are always very fact-specific. Sometimes those demands are warranted and sometimes not. The most important question here is whether the company that sent you that demand can... Read more »
Many of the fonts used in these movie titles are customized just for the title of the film.
answered on Aug 1, 2022
The titles are not the subject of copyright, so their use to refer to the movies is not infringing.
A forum where all people do is post OnlyFans leaks is there a possibility of doing jail time? Or prison time?
answered on Jun 29, 2022
Copyright infringement of this sort is a civil matter, so you should not fear criminal consequences.
You should, however, mitigate the possible damages by removing the post that infringes.
only, not the software itself - without compensation to or permission of software seller?
answered on May 3, 2022
There is not a patent question here. This is a question of your end user agreement and possibly copyright law.
This will include soft and hard baits, fishing rods, fishing accessories, and apparel.
answered on Apr 30, 2022
There is a live registration for SOULSNATCHAS (phonetic equivalent) in the category for apparel, another for SOUL SNATCHER in the category for adult sexual stimulation aids, and a pending application for SOUL SNATCHER in an apparel-related category, so those would preclude new registrations in... Read more »
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