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Q: Can a foreign rights holder issue a worldwide takedown on content they don’t own in the majority of the world?

Sony Pictures Network India issued a series of YouTube copyright strikes on my YouTube channel, leading to the channel being terminated. My videos contain plenty of NBA content, meaning that I do not own the rights to any of it, and Sony owns NBA broadcasting rights in India (and India only). Yet... Read more »

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick
answered on Oct 9, 2020

If you are not abiding by YouTube's TOU then they have the ability to shut you down. Also, I'm not sure whether you're correct in Sony's ownership of the NBA IP in the USA. It's possible they own other types of non-broadcasting rights in the NBA IP in the USA that would... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Employment Discrimination, Copyright and Internet Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Webmaster of local news website declined to remove an article on my DUI charge. May I work with arresting officers?
Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
answered on Oct 16, 2018

What do you mean when you ask if you may work with arresting officers?

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Q: Can I get legally charged for reverse engineering an application and posting statistics presented in the code?

There is a game - Warframe - that I was wondering if I were to reverse engineer statistics from the game, would this fall under Fair Use as research and news? Or would the developers be able to legally charge me for copyright infringement?

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman
answered on Jan 13, 2017

The answer is, as it oft is in the law, maybe. First, let's clarify some terms. Only the state or federal government "charges" you and they do so with criminal laws. Everyone else is merely a witness to the crime, at most, which is legally committed against the state. That is why... Read more »

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