answered on May 2, 2023
Yes, the promissory note is still valid even though the copyright notice at the bottom of the letter only extends from 2019 to 2022. Copyright notices are not related to the validity or enforceability of a legal document like a promissory note. As long as the terms and conditions of the promissory... Read more »
I have created a search engine for users to find coaches, mentors and course creators.
Currently I find the course creator and then create a profile for them that becomes searchable on the site. The profile has a featured image and main image that are both used from that creators Facebook... Read more »
answered on Aug 20, 2022
Hello there dear Mrs or Mrs,
in this particular case I would say it can be potential copyright infringement and also some other rights infringement.
At first these unless these people grant you permission to be publicly visible on your website, you do not have proper consent to... Read more »
answered on Aug 20, 2022
The answer for your question depends on some other things, but in general I would say there are many public domain jokes which can be freely used and are freely used by many people, many products and so on (if the joke slogan is not trademarked for instance).
There is... Read more »
I have an idea for a low budget film where an elderly character is reminiscing about his younger days while looking at some slides or pictures. To save from having to do recreations, I am finding suitable material on eBay. Slides and pics from the 50s-70s mainly. It seems these pics are being... Read more »
answered on Aug 20, 2022
it seems like there qre many question marks and many questions to be answered first before we can advice you accordingly and precisely.
So to summarize you do not know if these pictures are from who shot them.
According to my jurisdiction if you bought frame... Read more »
My book includes Monet, Van Gogh, O'Keefe, Caulder and Michelangelo. Am I allowed to use their names and likenesses of their works in my book?
answered on Aug 20, 2022
Yes, you are free to use their names and likenesses of their works. There is no copyright or other related infringment in such action. Actually many book authors across the world do it in their own works about these artists. I hope it answers your question.
The agency and the agency's client whom the videos were used by had a falling out and both are claiming ownership of the videos I shot. I worked almost exclusively with the agency on production of various projects, and the agency paid all my invoices except one that was paid by the... Read more »
answered on Mar 3, 2022
Copyright in the work for hire is owned by the agency that paid you. It would be reasonable for you to acknowledge that in writing.
There is a song which I very much enjoy, however, there is some swearing. Could I edit the swearing out and upload it back onto youtube without it being illegal so long as I am not having any sort of financial gain from it?
For the past month I have been developing my SaaS product, and on the first day I purchased a domain name. Let's say that the domain is Service.ai.
I was doing competitor research the other day and I found that someone has launched a very similar service on their domain Servicing.ai.... Read more »
answered on Dec 15, 2021
In the U.S., trademarks arise through "use in commerce." "Commerce" means an actual commercial sale, lease or similar transaction involving a product or service. Reserving a domain name is important, but it isn't enough, by itself, to establish a trademark right. If the... Read more »
If I did start the brand it would have my own original ideas and style. The only thing that would match would be the name BRAINDEAD, nothing else. Do you think I would still be applicable for a lawsuit?
answered on Dec 7, 2021
Before launching your brand you should conduct thorough trademark research. Trademark research will show you what companies are using that same name or a similar name. Based on such research, you can then make a good determination about whether you'd be exposing yourself to a lawsuit... Read more »
The character is owned by Warner Bros.
I want to create a fangame based off of the very popular Pokemon franchise from Nintendo, but don't want to be involved in copyright lawsuits. If I create a game with my own monsters which can be caught, battled, level up, and evolve in a world similar to a normal pokemon game, but uses my own... Read more »
answered on Aug 3, 2021
It is an interesting idea
You must consult with an attorney
In the US (specifically Arizona), if you create intellectual property (e.g. website, social media channels and 3rd party sales channels) as a volunteer (I was a volunteer in a business my husband was a co-owner in, I was not paid, wasn't asked to do create the IP nor directed in any way and... Read more »
answered on Jul 23, 2021
Depends on any communications or agreement.
Most likely any creation would be considered as a gift.
Depending on the value of the creation an attorney can advise you on what to do
I am a pro se Plaintiff in a federal copyright case. The Judge is denying me the right to depose the Defendant (an entity) under Rule 30(b)(6). Is this allowable? How is it that I can be restricted from deposing the other party?
answered on Jun 8, 2021
Looks like you need to consult with an attorney.
Deposition is a procedural technique, and you need to follow some protocols, so check what the process is and make sure you are following it.
We are wondering what liability can come from this? We do not currently make money from the internet and are just making interesting videos. The contract says we grant non-exclusive license. We're fine giving it away for free but since we don't make money from this, we just want to make... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2021
An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Because of its complexity and detail, this could be a difficult post for an attorney to respond to without knowing more information, and likely seeing the agreement you mention. If you continue not to get a response,... Read more »
answered on Jan 26, 2021
I am not exactly sure what your question is, but are you referring to using the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders for commercial products? If that is the question, I would be very careful, you can run into potential problems including with "right of publicity" claims from the individual... Read more »
answered on Dec 28, 2020
Depends on how similar it is.
You should consult with an attorney.
I am unfamiliar with copyright laws so I needed help with several questions regarding copyright and fair use. If I make a video review of a video game, am I allowed to use music from that game in the video for the purpose of review/critique? Is it fair use? If not, how can I contact these companies... Read more »
answered on Dec 27, 2020
The default is you should not use any content without permission.
Consult with an attorney for specific guidance on your risks of using any portions of other people's content.
I am starting an art opinion blog, writing about museums, galleries, and exhibitions. I take my own photos of the artwork in these spaces when allowed. I would like to post these pictures on my blog to add detail but am worried about the legality of posting pictures of someone else's... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2020
This will most likely fall within the exception of "fair use" in copyright law, but be sure to check to see if some of sculptures are also subject to a trademark registration (see, e.g., Space Needle, Golden Gate Bridge).
Also check the Terms of Entry with every single museum to... Read more »
I have a eyelash line and I want to change my packaging. The packaging would look like the skittles design, the rainbow and all that but the name on on the package would say lashbites instead of skittles. Same for sourpatchkids, airheads, lifesavers. Every package will have that design but the... Read more »
answered on Oct 4, 2020
This is most certainly not okay.
You are running the risk of infringing upon the trademark, trade dress, and copyright rights of all of these brands. Even if the name is different, if you utilize packaging "look and feel" and/or artwork from another, you will have a very high... Read more »
Four months prior to filing my lawsuit as a pro se litigant, I wrote a letter to the company I am now suing requesting preservation of ESI (in particular, security video). I also sent a second notice months after the filing of the case. Both letters were sent via certified mail. That security video... Read more »
answered on Sep 24, 2020
Well, this isn't really a copyright question, but an evidentiary question. The failure to preserve or produce relevant evidence in a civil case can have consequences to the party who failed to preserve/produce. The legal concept is called spoliation. You should research that topic to... Read more »
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