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Q: my writing was acquired under false pretences and is now used for their personal gain. I have since obtained a copyright

I need legal help to explain my options.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jan 2, 2024

If your writing was acquired under false pretenses and is now being used for personal gain by someone else, it's important to understand that you have legal options to address this infringement.

First, if you haven't already, send a formal cease and desist letter to the...
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Q: Would signing a “Name and Likeness agreement” give all rights of all of my music over to a company?

I am an up and coming musician. A company reached out giving me the opportunity to work on a song for them. Would signing the “Name and Likeness agreement” give them the rights to all of my music and branding or just for this one song?

Here is the excerpt I am concerned about: “... View More

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Dec 15, 2021

You need to hire an attorney to review it and propose changes.

That would be a typical clause but needs to be limited to only the work you are doing.

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Q: How do I prove ownership of property for the museum if previous owner does not properly log the article in as a donation

The previous curator received articles designated for the museum but failed to log them in as a donation. The original owner has deceased and the only evidence we have is an article written by the previous curator stating that these articles were going into the museum's collection. The son of... View More

Andrew Zulieve
Andrew Zulieve
answered on Aug 19, 2017

This is an interesting question. It implicates several legal concerns (1) ownership of the physical letters, (2) ownership of the copyrights in them, and (3) transfer of property of the intestate (no will) of the deceased. As to (1): Intent to give the articles to the museum as a gift can be... View More

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