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Q: Someone wrote a book about my life and crime. It's even titled after me. I didn't consent.

Can I get compensated for them using me in a story it label me ignorant and poor.

John Espinosa
John Espinosa answered on May 28, 2018

This question doesn't belong in any of these categories. You may have a civil cause of action for defamation. You should consult with a litigation attorney who specializes in defamation. Here is some more information about defamation:... Read more »

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Q: My question is involving copyrights I'm in the process of starting my own t-shirt business I'm trying to get more info

If I go online right now I can take any picture I want posted on a t-shirt printing website and have the tshirt made and printed to me pay for it they receive a profit and they send me the shirt how is that not violating copyright laws like all I want to do is figure out how to run a successful... Read more »

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III answered on Aug 4, 2017

Your example of finding a copyrighted picture online, sending it to a t-shirt company, and having them print a t-shirt with the photo, is infringement. The infringement is just not enforced by the owner, likely because either the owner does not know, or it is not worth the time and expense of... Read more »

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Q: Am I immune from copyright infringement if I download so-called abandnware from archive.org since they're DMCA exempted?

Archive.org states that they've been exempted from copyright issues(https://archive.org/about/dmca.php) under the fair use doctrine and due to its educational purpose.

They have alot of vintage stuff available, which I'm crazy about, such as having magazine copies of old software products... Read more »

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Jul 27, 2017

You're almost certainly *not* immune from copyright infringement liability. The best Archive.org can warrant, if it is not the creator of the content you're downloading, is that it will cover the costs of a lawsuit based on downloading from their website (indemnification). To my knowledge,... Read more »

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