I want to copyright my book. But I’ve written it under a pseudonym because I don’t want people know I wrote the book. Is there a way to do this without giving my true information? Maybe get a P.O. Box under the pseudonym?
answered on Dec 17, 2022
Registering copyright for a book written under a pseudonym can be done without using a real name. The copyright registration process involves submitting your work, along with other necessary materials, to the copyright office. When registering copyright under a pseudonym, the copyright form should... Read more »
Someone took a screenshot of something I said on twitter and removed the context to make me look like a sexual predator. I consider this to be potentially libelous and/or slanderous. Do I own the copyright of the tweet and if so, is there anything that can be done about it?
answered on Mar 12, 2022
Good question. Generally speaking, a tweet is not typically copyrightable as it usually contains just a short phrase with a limited amount of characters and according to the United States Copyright Office ("USCO") this can be considered de minimus as far as creativity is concerned. Now,... Read more »
I hired a company to create a logo for my business which will be starting in the future. They created the logo for me and before they emailed it to me they wanted all sorts of money to get a copyrighted. I did a quick search and think I found out that it does not need to be copyrighted unless I... Read more »
answered on Nov 17, 2021
There's a lot to sort out here. First, if you paid for a logo, I'm not sure why you're obligated to the vendor to copyright it (meaning: register it with the copyright office - see below). A more fitting form of legal protection is probably trademark, which is very different from... Read more »
The idea is to make dogs dressed as marvel superheroes(for example dog ironman, dog spiderman). Is that legal, and how far can I go in that direction without paying a fine
answered on Nov 16, 2021
You are correct to be wary. I'm sure the trademark lawyers at Marvel are alert to any and all uses of their trademarks. It's not so much a "fine" that you would pay, as much as it might be money damages and an injunction against using the marks on your non-fungible and... Read more »
answered on Nov 8, 2021
By "publish," do you mean digitize and upload? Without knowing more, I believe the answer is pretty clearly NO.
Section 114 of the Copyright Act speaks directly to "sound recording" rights in, for example, your old LPs. That right belongs to the copyright owner.... Read more »
answered on Aug 9, 2021
You need to consult with an attorney and understand your options
The ALA site suggests the symbol is free for all to download and use, but also mentions it is intended for libraries.
answered on Jul 22, 2021
Its use is probably limited in scope
Consult with an attorney to understand your risk and limits
I found a catalogue mailed to my dads house. No postal stamp that I see. He was an EBay guy back in 98 to 02. I never knew of Isold.com. But a catalogue was mailed to his house with that in the name line. Could he still have controll of that name? Could it be sold to pay for his long term... Read more »
answered on Jul 9, 2021
alot of depends here. I think more facts are going to be needed.
best course of action would be to consult with an attorney
I have a paperback book 10"x14" of blank genealogy charts that I want to print and sell. The book of charts were devised by William H Whitmore, first published in Boston in 1885; Reprinted 2004 by Tuttle Antiquarian Books, "All Rights Reserved Revised Edition, 1975." Tuttle... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2021
Depends on what you have in your possession.
IF it is a document or book printed in 1885, you maybe able to make copies of it.
IF YOU have a print of that book, but that is after 1930 or that the PRINT has a copyright, you need permission of the publisher of that edition.
answered on Jan 20, 2021
There are many "photo trolls" out there seeking thousands of dollars for use of a single image. There are many different things we consider in deciding what amounts are fair and proper under the copyright law. For example, some factors to think of are:
1. Is the photo... Read more »
There is this filed.
KEEP IT KIND
Filed: September 6, 2019
Clothing, namely, shirts and hats
Serial Number: 88979131
answered on Dec 28, 2020
No you can't.
Too close and will create confusion.
Consult with an attorney.
7 years ago, while a newly trained massage therapist I made a site for my "future dream practice" using an HTML template. I didn't know then about copyright for images online. I picked some random images from google just to use as placeholders to substitute the empty gray placeholder... Read more »
answered on Dec 2, 2020
You should consider consulting with an attorney.
Unless you stopped paying for hosting or the domain name it is difficult to think that the website is not active.
Regardless you should remove all offending material ASAP.
You may want to negotiate with them, hopefully without... Read more »
Are there any copyright violations? I believe that someone I am friends with on Facebook, took a screenshot of my private pictures and shared them via email with this blogger? Is it worth retaining a lawyer?
answered on Oct 6, 2020
I designed the unique custom paint scheme for my car. Many publications take photos of custom vehicles then produce a product, magazine articles, for profit. Can a copyright protect me from someone else profiting off my labors?
answered on Jul 16, 2020
Absolutely! You can definitley protect your design. Imagine someone took a picture off a photographer's website and printed it on their vehicle; just because they used it on their car doesn't mean they haven't infringed on that copyright! The important part is that it's not the... Read more »
would i need permissions
answered on Jun 19, 2020
One can commit trademark infringement if there is use of a mark where: (a) the mark is the same as -- or similar to -- another mark; and (b) that use will cause likelihood of confusion to a potential consumer, that both marks are indicating a common source of the goods/services.
In addition... Read more »
answered on Apr 16, 2020
There are a lot of factors in play
Has that compound being used before for something?
Has it been in existence before?
Did it have other elements that can be considered generic? so that a previous compound may be used if minor changes are made
Is it... Read more »
I want to make t-shirts with the box logo, but without the word "supreme." I am making shirts with simular (looks exactly the same) font with the same red but it says "Winga." Is this illegal? I am also making shirts with other colors.
I tried to contact... Read more »
answered on Apr 16, 2020
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It will depend on how similar the designs are.
If you are just printing supreme on your t-shirts for example, you may have an argument that it is a generic... Read more »
I recently discovered a vhs tape of a stand-up comedy shot that I shot in 1993 at a Comedy Club. I was given permission by the comedy club to tape it as I was one of the comedians performing that night. I recently viewed the video again for the first time in almost 30 years....and 2 of the... Read more »
answered on Apr 3, 2020
Very likely you are not. It is very possible the people in the video have some rights over the video.
You may have to reach out to the people live or their estate and get permission from them.
You should consult with an attorney, and also talk with an insurance company that... Read more »
Suppose, for example, I choreograph a dance and teach it to a group. But before I take other action, someone from the group makes a video of himself doing or teaching the dance---not claiming to have created it, in fact explicitly giving me credit. The dance is now fixed in tangible form, but not... Read more »
answered on Feb 18, 2020
Did you write down the steps to the choreography? If so, you may have fixed tangible expression already. If not, I would suggest putting it into a tangible fixed form as soon as possible and then registering it with the Copyright office. If I can assist you further, please feel free to email me at... Read more »
He was an inventor and patented at least 2 machines that I no of. How can I did out about patents payments inherited residual or my rights???
answered on Aug 21, 2019
If you are the Court appointed Personal Representative of his estate, then you have authority to
contact the Patent Office or you can engage counsel or a search service. Also, you will be able to
review his tax returns, and financial and all other records.
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