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2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Oklahoma on
Q: What does it mean when a person has a creative commons and arbitration license
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 4, 2024

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There is a creative commons license that publishers follow in using certain publicly posted images, if that's the license you are talking about. As for the arbitration provision, it's possible that... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Oklahoma on
Q: What does it mean when a person has a creative commons and arbitration license
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answered on Jun 10, 2024

When a person has a Creative Commons license, it means they have chosen to share their work with certain permissions for others to use it. This license allows others to use, distribute, and sometimes modify the work, depending on the specific terms of the license. Creative Commons licenses come in... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a question regarding copyright/patents and infringement on copyright/patents itself as well, regarding an iOS app

If there is an old dice game that I can find no record of on the internet or anywhere else then where I have heard of it from in person, is it copyright to turn it into an application for devices for everyone to play? I cannot find an original creator or owner of the game and everyone I’ve ever... View More

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answered on Aug 29, 2023

Under U.S. copyright law, game mechanics and rules are generally not copyrightable; however, the specific expression of those rules (such as in a rulebook) or any associated artwork may be. If you substantially reimagine the game, including its rules and appearance, your version could be considered... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Oklahoma on
Q: Copyright Question. I purchased assets to a company in 2011. Do I own their past copyrights?

I purchased a company in 2011. They had previously produced videos and copyrighted these videos. Do I own the copyrights to these videos? If so, how do I make that claim?

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answered on May 2, 2023

The answer to your question depends on the terms of the asset purchase agreement you signed when you acquired the company. Typically, when a company is sold, the purchaser acquires all of the assets of the company, including any copyrights that the company holds. However, it is possible that the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Oklahoma on
Q: Copyright Question. I purchased assets to a company in 2011. Do I own their past copyrights?

I purchased a company in 2011. They had previously produced videos and copyrighted these videos. Do I own the copyrights to these videos? If so, how do I make that claim?

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Apr 23, 2023

If you acquired all the assets, that would include both tangible and intangible assets such as copyrights and trademarks. The purchase agreement should make it clear what was transferred. The company may have registered the copyrights, in which case you need to record assignments of the copyright... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal for someone to take photos off of my Facebook account of my child to post on there account

Someone I don’t know took photos I had posted on my Facebook account and posted them on their Facebook account pretending my child was theirs

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answered on Jan 24, 2023

If you took the image, it is your image (i.e., you own the copyright - even if you never registered it). Being that the use by the imposter would not appear to be commercial in nature, suing for copyright infringement may not be the most exciting option (especially since you cannot get attorney... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Oklahoma on
Q: I found an unpublished manuscript that was written in 1860. Can I publish it and make money?

This is an interview with a choctaw native american man who had told the author the history and cultural practices of the tribe.

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answered on Jul 21, 2024

Publishing an unpublished manuscript from 1860 involves several considerations. First, you need to determine if the manuscript is still under copyright. In the United States, works published before 1924 are typically in the public domain, meaning they are free to use. However, because this... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I patent an idea or program I created ? I have shared this nation wide and state wide. I go to schools as well

In clinic, or school program that helps secretly get resources out on human trafficking. Program design to help keep individuals safe. After wrongful termination the clinic is still wanting to use my ideas.

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Sep 2, 2022

It is not certain how long have your invention been public and other details. Computer programs themselves are mostly not patentable but in some cases they can be patentable (you can patent processes performed by the software). However, if your software is no longer novel, you will not be able to... View More

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Q: if I made a design while in a group, if I left the group would it still be considered my design or the groups?

I was in an online group for a project awhile back and in the group I made a character design. I’ve since left the group and was wondering if the design would legally be considered mine or the groups? There were no contracts involved, and the character design doesn’t belong to the group, it was... View More

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Apr 27, 2022

As the creator of an original work, you own copyright in the work unless there was an agreement that it was a "work for hire". There being no such agreement, you retain all rights in the work and should inform the group to that effect, and insist that your work not be included in the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: I got my boyfriend's car towed I stole something at Walmart but didn't get arrested at Walmart and we can't afford to
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Oct 31, 2021

Unfortunately your question is a bit cryptic in that it provides very little details and doesn’t really ask a question, it’s more of a statement. From what I can glean you are worried about getting arrested. If they did not arrest you at Walmart, than they are unlikely to do so after the fact.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Oklahoma on
Q: If I buy something from a place like Etsy to put on a product that I sell and make from scratch. Am I good legally

I buy the product from a source that is allowed to make the sticker or decal and I put it on a product to sell. Do I still have to get a Craftman license to be able to sell that with that sticker on it?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on Mar 22, 2021

There isn't enough information here to fully answer your question.

It does, however, sound like (depending on a lot more information) you could get in trouble for copyright and/or trademark infringement, fraudulent misrepresentation, or something else.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have the rights to get out of my car if I think it's on fire, while a cop has me stopped for speeding?

I got stopped for speeding and my car started smoking and I got out to check to see if my car was on fire or if it was just steaming, the officer was in his car running my licenses and writing a ticket.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Feb 8, 2021

The question posed sounds like you got in trouble for exiting your car during a traffic stop. However, your facts leave too much for interpretation. In short, if your car is on fire, you are not required to sit in it and burn to death, nor would any law enforcement officer expect you to. On the... View More

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Q: I'm creating a game and I am hiring developers. I want to make something where it doensnt allow devs to leak them.
Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler
answered on May 4, 2020

It will be important to have a written agreement in place before any work is performed that obligates the developer to keep the trade secrets associated with the development/launch of your website as well as keeping secret other information before you are ready to make anything public. Often such... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Oklahoma on
Q: I want to use the word gunmetal in my salon name. But it shows the word gunmetal has been trademarked. Can I still use i
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answered on Feb 3, 2020

Your ability to use the word "gunmetal" depends on its use within your mark and the other mark. Examining attorneys look at the mark itself as well as the class of goods or services in which the mark is being (or will be) used. I would suggest enlisting the services of a trademark... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sell, or negotiate a co-ownership, of a product with the company that owns the copyright to the product I made?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Sep 9, 2019

depending on what you are trying to accomplish, yes

it would be a license, you pay upfront and/or royalties on units sold.

consult with an attorney to get a better assessment of your options and risks.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What does PHA stand fir
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 30, 2019

It could stand for any number of things. It could be something dealing with Public Health, Public Housing, or possibly based on the name of a city or town. It's anyone's guess. If you received something that looks legal or formal that contains the abbreviation, contact the sender and ask... View More

Q: decorating false fingernail to sell, can a provisional patent application be filed, for process, false fingernail use
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answered on Jul 10, 2019

You can file a provisional patent application and say patent pending for a year but that may not be a long-term fix. In order for the patent process to be valuable to you, you need to get claims in a non-provisional application through the examination process. You will need to show that what you... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Copyright for Oklahoma on
Q: They is a woman that is flirt with a married man that is my husband

Me and my husband have two kids and this woman that has been hitting on my husband she dose not care

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud
answered on May 28, 2019

If all that this woman is doing is flirting with your husband, that's not illegal.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Criminal Law and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it legal for me to submit an email conversation, that occurred between two other parties, in a request to produce?

Facts:

Email conversation occurred between my ex (person 1) and a girl I was dating (person2).

I am in discovery phase with person 1. It is a modification of custody case.

Person 2 forwarded me the emails. With permission to use them. Person 2 also indicated in the emails,... View More

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Nov 18, 2017

Show the documents to your attorney. After looking at what you have, they will be able to tell you if the emails are responsive to the discovery question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Oklahoma on
Q: I am having a logo created for a startup company and I find a image on google that I want it to look exactly like...

Is that okay?

Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on Aug 10, 2017

It is not legally permissible to have someone recreate an image exactly or copy an image directly to use for your logo. Contact the artist who created the image that you want to use and see if you can purchase the rights to use that image for your logo.

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