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Q: Hello! There is someone accusing me of rape to the university

I have an issue going on at (X) University. The university decision wont be based on facts. They said if it is more likely that you might did that then they will dismiss me from the school. They already have effected my mental illness, my life, and my school performance. I am planning on gathering... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 18, 2019

If you have a situation that involves both potential criminal charges and a disciplinary issue with an university, you will want to contact an attorney that has experience with both criminal defense cases and school disciplinary issues.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Nebraska on
Q: I wrote a story and a radio station wants to play it on the radio. Should I sign the release form giving them copyright?

My children's story was performed for the public by a director friend and a radio station recorded it for us. They now want to play it on the radio and need me to sign a release form giving them copyright over the broadcast recording. I am still trying to get my story published in book form and I... Read more »

Andrew Zulieve Esq
Andrew Zulieve Esq answered on Nov 2, 2018

I would have the release carefully reviewed by a copyright attorney. Depending on the language in the release, it is possible that you are assigning (giving up for all time) at least one and maybe all of your bundle of exclusive copyright interests. Since it appears that you do not want to do... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Nebraska on
Q: Which is better to copyright or trademark?

We have a new slogan we want to trademark - U Mortgage (powered by Siouxland Federal Credit Union)

Michael Gerity
Michael Gerity answered on Oct 10, 2017

Hello. Copyright and trademark are completely different types of protection for different types of intellectual property. A copyright is intended to protect forms of creative expression. We typically think of movies, books, songs, pictures and things like that, though copyrights are also used... Read more »

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Q: I have a picture of a tv on my website, it shows a collage football player. Can I use that on signage too?

I dont sell tv's or any sports items, we do repairs. I made the image using a stock tv pic and superimposed an image off the internet of a husker player to make it look like I took the picture of him celebrating a TD.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 31, 2015

Your use of someone else's image may constitute a copyright (and may other) violation. Talk to a local copyright/trademark lawyer.

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