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2 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Gaming and Tax Law for North Carolina on
Q: NC shot down a 2017 bill to legalize and tax Daily Fantasy Sports winnnings. Do i have to pay tax on winnings then?

I havent been able to get a clear answer on this. If DFS is not regulated and taxed in NC then i shouldn't have to pay state taxes on my yearly winnings right? Only Federal taxes. If so what is it taxed under and at what %

James Richard Yandle
James Richard Yandle answered on Jun 17, 2019

Wrong. The income is taxable, whether legal or not. Same as for income from embezzlement, illegal drug sales, or racketeering.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Trademark for North Carolina on
Q: Dealing with an issue whether I'm able to use multiple song titles on a website that creates profit without song content

Creating a website that creates profit, however, I want to know if I'm able to use song titles without any of their physical content (for example without their lyrics or digital media). I only need the titles.

Thank you for your time.

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks answered on Apr 13, 2018

I’m inclined to say yes, but definitely would need more info regarding the intended use. Feel free to email me at: Jason@altviewlawgroup.com to discuss

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Law, Entertainment / Sports and Internet Law for North Carolina on
Q: Could I have a website and provide a service to users that allows for uploading screenshots from video games for profit?

This website and web service would allow users to upload their screenshots from video games and share it with their friends. There is more to it, but as far as legal, would it be copyright or other IP conflicts if users screenshot their own in-game experience and upload it to the site and share it.... Read more »

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on May 18, 2017

If you're going to allow users to post potentially infringing material, you should become familiar with the DMCA takedown process and register a DMCA takedown agent with the U.S. Copyright Office. Qualifying for the DMCA safe harbor would shift the concerns of copyright infringement from you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Trademark and Entertainment / Sports for North Carolina on
Q: what is the process to trademark a name or logo
Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Feb 9, 2017

The process to trademark a name or logo, as well as other informational resources, can be found at: https://www.uspto.gov/trademark

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Intellectual Property for North Carolina on
Q: Is is okay to use "dab on em" decal on a t-shirt? I have been using the phrase since July 2015.

It looks like there is a trademark pending for "DAB ON 'EM".

Changi Wu
Changi Wu answered on Jan 19, 2016

You are right. DAB ON 'EM is a pending application for use in clothing. It has also been used in many other ways. Therefore, it is possible to commit an infringement if you use it on a t-shirt.

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