if I were to post videos on youtube of me and some friends playing tabletop RPG based around copyrighted material (pokemon) could I be sued for copyright infringement and could I monetize it without legal repercussions?
This response is based on U.S. copyright law. Laws in other jurisdictions may be different.
While game rules are not protected by copyright, the manner in which they are expressed might be. Images (artwork, drawings, photographs, etc.) generally are protected by copyright. Names of games...Read more »
My common law boyfriend (now husband) is trying to kick me out of our home n i hv no place to go can he just do that to me? Help what can/should I do he has a girlfriend is why hes treating me like a dog csk . Over the last 20 yrs I believe I am entitled to at least half of what we got over the... Read more »
In Texas, to prove a common law marriage, you will need evidence of 1) an agreement to be married, 2) after the agreement you lived together in Texas a husband and wife, and 3) in Texas, you represented to others that you were married.
Filing joint tax returns as a married couple is direct...Read more »
I believe you've asked similar questions on Justia. As stated before, more information is needed. What can be said, based on what you've provided, is that you should speak with an IP [Intellectual Property] attorney in your area. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be...Read more »
I have a good case against both Google and Netflix with much documentation and screenshot images. Netflix uses my name on their cartoon, Bojack Horseman, where they've placed it on the marquee of an abortion clinic slurring my registered USPTO TM. They call it "freedom of expression"... Read more »
These types of questions are always very complex and fact-specific. And there are always many gray areas. Before any reasonable attorney can tell you whether they are willing to fight Google and Netflix on your behalf, there are MANY additional questions that will need to be asked and answered, and...Read more »
Deliberate copying or modification of someone else's image may constitute willful copyright infringement with serious consequences, especially if done for financial gains. You would be well-advised to carefully discuss your specific plans with an experienced intellectual property lawyer...Read more »
yes, filing a lawsuit against the company would probably be possible, but I strongly advice you to consult it with an attorney at law so he can check all the details and analyse the situation. By doing this, you will have better understanding of your chances in this case.
If there's a new improvement to it that is patentable, there may be an opportunity for a new patent application. However resubmitting an old application as-is that's already published, with nothing more, generally won't work.
I want to make video game content like YouTube videos or screenshot pictures. Like game playthroughs or something. I also want to be able to monetize somehow, like with ads, affiliate marketing, or linking to Patreon.
But I'm worried about getting in trouble with copyright or getting... Read more »
thats a very interesting question and I will gladly try to answer it.
At first, in general, it is legal to create a gameplay videos from video games and post them on youtube and then monetize your channel. There are some circumstances when this does not apply such as...Read more »
interested before suddenly cutting off communication with my company. I now work for this large corporation and was recently called into a meeting where I saw the product I had pitched had been fully implemented internally. I have zero proof. Do I have an IP case?
your case would be very hard as the burden of proof lies on your shoulders as you would be in position of plaintiff. Also the time (20 years) is quite a lot and making situation harder as you did not try to patent or protect differently this idea of yours.
I have not seen the Will but according to court documents, the property was named the Mourhess Family Trust and my brother was named as the Trustee. Before my mother died (she was in ill health) she sold both properties to my brother for $1 total, without me knowing about it. After she died, my... Read more »
Yes, you are free to use their names and likenesses of their works. There is no copyright or other related infringment in such action. Actually many book authors across the world do it in their own works about these artists. I hope it answers your question.
I plan on selling the book eventually. There won't be more than one still from any 1 movie.
An example would be that I would have a page that shows Monument Valley and there would be a still from the Forrest Gump running scene on the page. The text of the page would describe the... Read more »
Use of a single still from a movie to identify a scene and location is definitely "fair use" under the copyright law; and you correctly observe that the use in a book to illustrate factual exposition is "transformative" use of the original copyrighted material.
Your question could get overlooked in this category. Product liability deals with injuries from defective products. Your question is closer to the Trademark and Intellectual Property categories. There's no guarantee all posts are ultimately picked up here, but you'd have better chances of...Read more »
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