Can I use public locations in my ebook without permission? For example, state parks, building fronts, local parks, schools, etc. No people are shown in the photos I'm using from whom I haven't gotten permission, but I'm wondering if someone could sue me if they're an owner of the location and I'm... Read more »
You are free to describe and take photos of public locations (state parts, local schools, etc.). Ownership of real property does not include the right to exclude others from taking photos of the property.
Regarding fair use the the term "educational purposes" is included in the exemptions. Are teachers or schools only allowed to use this term? How about the regular website owners,users, or bloggers that are posting things that can be considered informational or educational? (Ex: website that post's... Read more »
Most likely it is not fair use to take someone else's image and use it in a blog, even if the purpose is to educate people. An attorney would need to evaluate the entire website to give a confident answer though.
Does fair use eductional purposes only apply for teachers? Are bloggers, website owners, or regular website users allowed to use this reason? For example, you are posting some informative content in your website with the image(the image is related to the context) which is copyrighted also posted.... Read more »
My ex wife is claiming that while she said in an email that she would return my computer after she backed up her files, I had previously told her via text that she should keep the hard drives. Her intent is to access the hard drives' data, including ten years worth of my data, and copy whatever... Read more »
The retainer will very likely exceed the value of whatever a customized seal filter is. Have you tried charging it back on your credit card? Have you reported it to the web merchant that deals with customer complaints?
my sister got engaged recently and her fiance got a text message from a number saying a lot of bad stuff about my sister and me hoping that my sister fiance call off everything, but gladly he doesn't believe it because he knows my sister well, but we want to know the person and report it
You only report things that are crimes, like threats, or challenges to fights, etc. If someone wrote factual statements that are incorrect and that damaged your reputation, you might have a civil lawsuit. If so, you might contact an attorney to discuss details. Collecting from this kind of claim...Read more »
I am planning to make my own website to sell someone else's products, but would it be legal to have the site name similar to the product name? For instance, the product name is Kate, but my site name will be Kate-u.s.a.
The answer is it depends. If the person who owns the product and product name claims trademark rights to the product name and your name is substantially likely to cause confusion in consumers' minds as to who produced the product, then you would be infringing on the other person's trademark rights....Read more »
I posted the before and after pictures of a taxidermy service I received on my deceased pet. Honestly, I've contacted every facility in the U.S. for a redo and they all said, the pet is ruined, can't be redone, All confirmed the pet looked horrible and that it was not industry standard work.... Read more »
I'll be using photos and audio clips from the internet. I don't want to go through the hassle of trying to get permission if I don't have to but I don't want to get sued. The app will be free and make money from ad revenue. I'm worried that using someones likeness makes them able to claim part... Read more »
If you choose the correct celebrity you can expect to be sued. California gives celebrities a "right of privacy." The law generally does not allow violation of rights just because the violator not want the "hassle" of obeying the rules.
I asked the woman to delete it or i would take legal action since she did not have permission from either parent. shes my daughters fathers ex girlfriend and they have no contact for almost a year now and i dont feel comfortable . what steps can i take legally?since my child is a minor.
You need to ask this question of a New York lawyer, since you are in New York. Most California admitted attorneys are not licensed to practice law in New York and it would be improper of us to offer you legal advice in a location where we are not licensed to practice.
This was a wealthy Youtuber who offered $10,000 USD as a prize to the best video made to fit a hashtag. He gained millions of subs and earned millions of dollars in AdSense revenue from the contest but kept the money. When another creator called him out, he made a poor excuse for deciding not to... Read more »
Also sent me a picture of my career profile page, which he hacked into, with the threat of altering my information so that I will not be suitable for hire. And threatened to contact my boss and have me fired. Proof in texts. Also, after the break-up was agreed upon by both parties, we were still... Read more »
There is a woman in the neighborhood who seems to be somewhat harassing my mother, a disabled woman with paranoid disorganized schizophrenia. This woman is posting pictures of my mothers house (with the address) to social media saying her house is a homeless tweeker encampment. My mothers... Read more »
Is your mother the subject of a legal guardianship or conservatorship? Have you been appointed her legal guardian or conservator? If not, you should immediately take steps to be appointed one or the other. You will need to retain the services of a probate lawyer or conservatorship attorney who...Read more »
It's possible. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law...Read more »
My paintings are named after popular songs. Each painting correlates to a specific song. I'd like to post youtube videos, or recordings of these songs on my website along side my paintings. Will I encounter any legal issues by doing this?
That sounds like clear IP violation. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/...Read more »
I am a 24 year old California resident. I am a hobby hypnotist. I met a 16 year old Massachusetts residents who wants me to hypnotize her erotically (no money exchanged) over video chat. I do not intend to take any screenshots or the like, just use video chat. I understand that the age of... Read more »
That sounds like you may violate CA criminal laws. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/...Read more »
The idea is to impersonate various fictional characters from various forms of entertainment, such as Mario (Nintendo video game) or Gollum (Lord of the Rings), reading various public domain works of fiction in as close to the character's syntax as possible ("And the princess pricked her finger on... Read more »
This might qualify as a parody. Have a lawyer review the facts and business carefully to help you try to avoid IP violations. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my...Read more »
I found out my ex girlfriend lived a double life for 3 1/2 years, yes I got duped. She married another man last July. Her husband found out about me in December, that's when things ended. He and I didnt know each other existed. If I post pictures of she and I (nothing sexual or humiliating) and... Read more »
You might face an invasion of privacy or defamation suit. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/...Read more »
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