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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Minnesota on
Q: Is there a way I can stop a former employer from using pictures and videos that I am in?

I worked at a haunted house and these are pictures and videos of my characters used on their website and social media.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 15, 2023

If you are no longer employed by the haunted house and you did not sign any agreement that allows them to use your image or likeness, you may be able to take action to stop them from using your pictures and videos. Here are some steps you can take:

Send a cease and desist letter: You can...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Minnesota on
Q: if copyrighted music is in a game, and you upload a video of the game with the music, is there copyright infringement

i had uploaded a video on youtube of beatsaber, in it there was copyrighted music, i got a claim from the music owners, i took the video down and deleted it, what can i do in the future to avoid copyright claims if there is copyrighted music in the game

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on May 12, 2021

Check with the music owner and see if they have distribution agreements.

You may be able to get some simple licensing to allow to do what you want.

Consult with an attorney for a better analysis.

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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Entertainment / Sports for Minnesota on
Q: My daughter has been ruled ineligible to play sports at a varsity level at the high school she transferred to this year

We were told: "THE Minnesota State High School League Board of Director's has indicated family choice for school type or athletic opportunity will not be considered in the review process.". We submitted documentation in the review s as stated was told our review is incomplete.... View More

William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Nov 24, 2020

Do you have a question about the situation?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Communications Law and Entertainment / Sports for Minnesota on
Q: Can the news media be sued for causing fear, anxiety and other mental health issues due to the way the news is written?

In speaking with others, I find that watching the news causes me anxiety and extreme fear by the way it is delivered to us consumers. There is no way to know what is being reported is true. It can be argued that the reporting of the events surrounding police shootings are fueled by the media and... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 20, 2020

NO. The news media are subject to certain immunities for the fair reporting of events that occur. You cannot sue them for that. You would have to show that they targeted you, personally, with the news coverage.

I share your pain about the reporting of current events, but you still...
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