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Q: Can I use the song “ Who let the dogs out” for my pet supplies website?
N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
answered on May 2, 2023

If you'd like to use someone else's song, you should request permission and pay the required fee. Otherwise, using a song for commercial purposes without permission can constitute infringement, which usually costs the infringer exponentially more than the fee. If needed, you should... View More

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Q: If author assigns copyright to publisher for royalty, who is responsible for protecting copyright against infringement?

Assigned copyright to publisher in 1975 in exchange for 8% royalty. Publisher sold for a few years then stopped. 1990, someone in the next town starts publishing the work, claiming they created it, same name, colors, images, context. Has been publishing it since. Quite successful. Author just found... View More

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Apr 26, 2021

Check the contract.

In some places you can recover the copyright after 35 years.

You should consult with an attorney.

Typically both parties have the right to defend the copyright.

Depending on the contract, it may not be an obligation for the licensee to sue or protect the copyright.

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Q: I want to use a religious symbol I found online for a poster. Are religious symbols free of copyright?

The poster is for free meditation classes offered by a 501 c 3 only.

Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on May 21, 2017

Religious symbols are not necessarily free of copyright protection. If the image you found online was created by an artist, and has some very minimal level of creativity applied to the work, that artist was granted copyright protection, even if the underlying symbol is in the public domain or... View More

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Q: Copy right infringement I let somebody copy the video and they put on facebook

This information out on facebook may stop a real estate sale. I am a photographer and I did not give her permission to put on facebook.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Jul 31, 2015

Hard to say what's going on. Did the person violate the terms of a limited copyright license? A copyright lawyer can assist?

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