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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My mom kicked me out so I am a 17-year-old living with my friend and she keep saying she’s gonna send me to juvie.

I have told the police she abuses me. I was told that “I am a teenager and it’s normal”. She told me to leave, so I did. She has my phone, but I have my car. The thing is, the car is in her name but I pay for it. However, the police here with similar situations say if you let someone here... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 19, 2018

You are under her rules and care unless or until you turn 18 or are emancipate, whichever occurs first. The car belongs to her legally although you may have some equitable claim to it.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Kentucky on
Q: If I pay someone for art of my already copyrighted character, is it copyrighted to me or both of us?

So I have a question regarding copyrighting a work of art of a copyrighted character I own/created. If I created a character that I already got copyrighted by the US copyright office, and paid someone for art of that character and want to include it on my already existing copyright of that... Read more »

Glenn B. Manishin
Glenn B. Manishin answered on Mar 10, 2017

It would be preferable to have a formal "work for hire" contract with the artist, but since you purchased the work the presumption is that it conveyed with all property rights, especially as it is of your character.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Kentucky on
Q: Question on character / species design copyright

We asked an artist who was a friend to help w/ art for a char of a fake species we're designing. My bestie offered to do an art trade for the art. Since the artist was a friend of ours she offered to just do the art for free instead. Her, my BF and bestie all collab'd on the art. He had a... Read more »

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Feb 9, 2017

You haven't asked a question, but I assume you'd like to know whether your friend can post this work online and would like to know who owns the work.

17 USC 101 defines a "joint work" as a "work prepared by two or more authors with the intention that their contributions be merged into...
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