When writing a Children's Book the best protection is the copyright protection for the book. Be sure to once the final version of the book is complete to register the work with the Library of Congress. A copyright is not protected in court without being official registered work. The...View More
You have a couple of options for protecting your original work, as described. The first would be to copyright the book, or books, you write. You could do them individually (single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire) and pay the $45 dollar e-copyright registration fees for each....View More
There are many online content creators in the finance and investing space. With so much information and so little time, I want to summarize videos and publish them, along with metadata and trend/sentiment analysis, to a website that may be monetized through ads and/or subscription for custom feeds.... View More
Summarizing other people's content and monetizing it could potentially expose you to copyright infringement claims under federal law, especially if the summaries capture the essence or key elements of the original work. The Fair Use doctrine allows for limited use of copyrighted material...View More
There are quite a few websites online that have "Royalty free/Copyright free" Images for you to use for commercial purposes with your business. I'm looking to use some of the images for a small business that will produce stickers, Tshirts, Greeting cards etc. Although these websites... View More
The problem with websites like that are that often times the images are uploaded by users and they just say they are copyright free. I would suggest going with a more reputible source that licenses them so you potentially have recourse if someone claim copyright infringment against you.
Google, I posted on a social media page with intentions just to share my ideas. people asked if they could buy the PDF from me to print their own. I didn’t claim anything as my own and realized afterwards that this could be counted as copy right. Am I going to go to jail over this??? I am having... View More
You do not go to jail for copyright infringement of this type, if it is even copyright infringement. People making counterfeit DVDs or the like on a massive scale are the ones who go to jail. Whether or not what you copied is even copyrighted or copyrightable is a different story and would require...View More
Some work can be observed, many require mirrors and tricks to find (102 so far). Some are public domain, most are not. The artist can only be understood through deconstruction and reconstruction. At first I thought it was all public domain, before I understood there were loop holes. I now have... View More
The museum acquired the piece in 1941 and declares that the website image is in the public domain with no restriction on use. The item is a cross stitch sampler. I want to create and copyright a pattern for others to use to recreate the sampler. I intend to profit from my use of the likeness of the... View More
So the 2 photos used were under Creative Commons 4.0. The new image I designed aesthetically and artistically looks different but doesn't really transform the meaning of let's say original work (although the 2 original photos are not full of meaning themselves, one is just a city skyline... View More
Just because there is no federal US trademark on it does not mean it would be fair game. An analysis would be much deeper. Besides, there are three live marks for "the sorting hat" and one is for a bunch of printed material. If you look at that, let's say you could open a coffee...View More
Copyright would likely not be the issue as the Rawlings and/or MLB logos are likely not copyrighted (nor likely copyrightable), but you could have a trademark issue. The issue would be similar to an extent of the recent Lil Nas X Satan shoes issue that Nike sued over.
My artist essentially re-created a photograph that is licensed (in the UK) using Pastel paint, and then a graphic designer manipulated the painting a little further to create my album cover. Should I seek out and purchase the rights to use the original photograph?
A cancelled trademark registration does not mean that a trademark is no longer is use. Moreover another business may have started using a similar mark for similar goods/services. Before submitting a trademark application, it is recommended that you work with a trademark attorney to assist you with...View More
Well, assuming the grace period has already expired and there's no common law use or federal registration(s)/pending application(s) for anything identical or similar in the relevant categories, then you could attempt to register the mark. I'd recommend hiring a trademark attorney to...View More
I have a store on eBay and noticed that other sellers are using them without my permission and now I found a company using my photos .. its frustrating because I took the time, patience, and dedication to take each photo and for someone to just use them is not fair, I've tried contacting the... View More
Unsure, as your information does not exactly make sense. The person who wrote the beat owns the copyright to that part, you would own the copyright to your lyrics. The other person would own the rights to their lyrics.
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