Delaware Copyright Questions & Answers

Q: trade mark question

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Delaware on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017
Karima Gulick's answer
More details would be necessary to best answer your question.

Q: Looking to use photo memes in a free video game. Is this breaking any laws?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Delaware on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017
Will Blackton's answer
Possibly. Did you take the photo and create the meme? If not, someone else probably had a copyright interest in the image. If you use it without their permission or a valid license, you could be liable for copyright infringement. Making money is not a requirement for copyright infringement. Additionally, if you use photos of people, you could also be liable for misappropriation of likeness or infringing upon someone's right of publicity, depending on your state's laws.

Q: I would like to submit my writing to publishers. Should I copyright it first?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Delaware on
Answered on Feb 1, 2013
Charles Snyderman's answer
It's not necessary to get it copyrighted first. In fact, if the publisher likes it, they will help with getting it copyrighted.

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