My friend & I like to design & create sports cards of wrestlers from different companies both past and current using images (png) we find online from whatever website has what we're looking for, then using an app on our phone we assemble & alter/manipulate (color/brightness etc)... Read more »
answered on Feb 25, 2023
It is not legal to use images that you find online without permission from the copyright holder. Even if you manipulate them to create a new product, you could still be infringing on the original creator's rights. If you want to create sports cards using images of wrestlers, you should obtain... Read more »
Can I use a group name and copyright it for entertainment purposes?
answered on Nov 20, 2020
Names that are used to identify the source of goods or services, such as a group providing entertainment services, may be registered as trademarks. This is different from registering literary or musical works for copyright protection. Consult with a trademark attorney for more information.
Broken L4 & L5, broken Rt Hip with surgery, shattered pelvic bone with Pelvic Ring insertion surgery
answered on Aug 6, 2020
So sorry to hear about your son's injuries. The local government that owns the park could be liable depending on all the facts and circumstances. The issue is, what did the park or government staff do WRONG; how is it their fault? If you are asking if they are AUTOMATICALLY liable for any... Read more »
Also, if I can register it, would I need to register it as an LLC?
answered on May 26, 2020
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We have a pageant that has been in our community for over 30 years! Its never been filed as an official entity or organization. It has always been ran by different volunteers within the community. I know for several years our local Chamber sponsored the pageant. Then there was a issue with... Read more »
answered on Apr 1, 2020
You definitely need to consult with an attorney.
Anybody can own a pageant and call it anyway they want.
The question is whether it is exclusive, and if what you do, your work, is owned by somebody else.
Check if they ever signed or got a contract from somebody.
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To represent works of filmmaker and art creators
answered on Apr 1, 2020
check if somebody, movie company, has any rights to it.
they may decide not to do anything, as in fanclub scenarios, but that does not mean they do not own the rights
I have a 125cc dirtbike that cannot go really fast. I live in a pretty laxed equestrian neighborhood. The roads are gravel with no line markings or anything, but isn't rural. I am very confused on the laws in my neighborhood. There is no sign that specifically targets golf carts, but a street... Read more »
answered on Feb 7, 2020
The statute doesn't apply; your bike is not an ATV (which would not be "street-legal" but nevertheless can be operated under the enumerated conditions).
For the local laws you would have to ask somebody in your locality..
I am orginally from the UK and had this business idea for over two years now I see alot of people online doing this method illegally (well in the UK you need a license to do this). I want to start a business to host these methods legally the business may come under gambling as it would be a hosting... Read more »
answered on Jul 30, 2019
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The main difference between successful small businesses and those that fail within a relatively short period of time is good legal advice. The owners of most successful small... Read more »
Does is fall under satire or parody?
answered on Jan 24, 2019
It depends on just how much of your skit would be considered parody. Parody may be considered fair use under U.S. law (17 USC 107), but whether a particular performance/video/etc. actually provides a fair use defense depends on the specific facts, and then how those facts compare to the factors... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2018
It generally depends upon the terms of the agent's contract.
answered on May 12, 2018
Register it with the copyright office: https://copyright.gov/registration/
Does that mean I can apply for a immigration visa?
answered on Apr 19, 2018
Depending on the level of your recognition in your field (music), you may qualify for, among other possibilities, an O-1 visa. You should schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney who can evaluate your credentials to see what immigration options may exist for you. For some... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2018
"Fair Use" is not an affirmative right, it is only a defense. In other words, you would have to be sued first and use the "Fair Use" arguments as a defense. You should consult with an experienced entertainment lawyer before taking any action or inaction.
answered on Feb 9, 2018
Depending on how well-developed the idea is and how much is used, you are the sole owner of the copyright in the script. You may give your friend "story by" credit. You should contact a qualified entertainment attorney to review all the facts.
I was in a program 14 years ago (18 years old) that helped young people with interview skills and making a resume. Recently I have seen a commercial on tv with me in it. I did not agree to this and I do not want to be in this commercial. I contacted the agency and they emailed me the commercial to... Read more »
answered on Dec 8, 2017
When you participated in the program 14 years ago and video was taken it is possible that you signed paperwork that gave them the right to use the video footage however they see fit. I am guessing that you would not have any of the paperwork that you may have signed from then.
You may want... Read more »
answered on Oct 24, 2017
Well a trademark protects items that help identify a brand such as the name, logo or slogan of the brand. Copyright on the other hand protects literary and artistic works, such as books, artwork and videos etc. For both of these you can’t protect an idea that’s only in your head but there are... Read more »
answered on Oct 3, 2017
Same reason that any business might have salespersons, as well as an attorney to draft sales contracts, and litigate alleged breaches of such contracts.
There is a rental policy for the clubhouse. For 2 years we rented and hosted house concerts. Private event. Hoa does not like inviting outsiders. Changing rules to specifically exclude us.
answered on Jun 30, 2017
You will need to review the HOA Declarations to determine the policy in place. If they changed the policy after you purchased your property, you will want to review the provisions regarding amendments. There is usually a notice and meeting requirement to call a vote of the homeowners to approve... Read more »
answered on Jun 17, 2017
You would have to look into each specific park to see.
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