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Assuming the defendant's act is "willful" by altering 3

Assuming the defendant's act is "willful" by altering 3 pages of the copyright notice, author and other identifying information and making 100 copies of the instructional book/ authors images that is part of Plaintiff's proprietary pet grooming instructional program she licenses to schools under her companies federally registered trademarked name and being the title of book defendant sold to student's who purchased book as part of a tool kit to attend pet grooming class sold to them using Plaintiffs trademark and website content even after defendant was notified to stop, the prior being factual, if statutory damages are sought in a Texas federal court will award for copyright be, a. 1 damage award up to $150,000 no matter how many books were sold or copied? B. Any separate fine for CMI removal? B. Any fine for damaging author? C. Can Plaintiff seek damage award of defendants profits from trademark infringement?I know this is alot and don't expect a document to file with court, could you tell me if statutory damages where sought in a case like this the award will usually somewhere south of $150,000?

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Alex Reese

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My late husband was an artist. In the late eighties sold

My late husband was an artist. In the late eighties sold four sketches to a friend for two hundred dollars.It was a handshake agreement. He said she could use them in her science fiction book if she gave him credit. Fast forward to now. She never wrote or published the book. An artist friend says since she did not publish, I am the heir and own the copyright. I asked her if she would make copies of them and give me the originals. I told her she could retain the rights to them. she says agreed and said she would give them to me. She said she could not make copies. I told her if she was not willing to give the originals. I did not want to see them. She brought them out unexpectedly when I was at her house. He developed the characters. He wrote their attributes around the sketch. She can not make out what he wrote I can. She is not preserving them. They were in her basement. Do I own the copy write, the images, the concept or none of it?

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Roger

Litigation Attorney

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Simon & Schuster, Inc. has granted me a reversion of

Simon & Schuster, Inc. has granted me a reversion of right for a picture book I coauthored with one of its imprints, Atheneum Books for nYoung Readers. Does this mean I now have the rights to re-publish the book with, say, a new title, but with the same story and the same co-author? Does the reversion allow for use of the same illustrations or must new illustrations be rendered? Thank you for the assistance. Anthony

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Gerald-Esquire

Juris Doctor

 
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I'm trying to make a shelf out of that looks like

I'm trying to make a shelf for kids out of wood that looks like puzzle. Problem is Company called KidKraft has something really similar to my design and I found some Copyright but I don't see anything that's shows what is it protecting.Here is the Copyright info:Type of Work: Visual MaterialRegistration Number / Date: VA0001841256 / 2012-10-10Application Title: Puzzle Bookshelf & Packaging #14400.Title: Puzzle Bookshelf & Packaging #14400.Description: Electronic file (eService)Copyright Claimant: KidKraft, LP. Address:***** Dallas, TX, 75244, United States.Date of Creation: 2001Date of Publication: 2001-10-01Nation of First Publication: United StatesAuthorship on Application: KidKraft, LP, employer for hire; Citizenship: United States. Authorship: photograph(s), 2-D artwork, sculpture.Rights and Permissions: Gretchen Van Tassel, KidKraft, LP,***** Dallas, TX, 75244, United States,(###) ###-####***@******.***Names: KidKraft, LPCan I still make it ?Here is link to their website. My product is almost similar, with different shape of the puzzle different wood and construction.https://www.kidkraft.com/puzzle-book-shelf-primary-14400.htmlAny suggestions?Thank youMike

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Gerald-Esquire

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Want to use the following quote in my soon to be published

Want to use the following quote in my soon to be published book from Ursula LeGuin's book, The Left Hand of Darkness - “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”I just received a permissions agreement for licensing the quote but I thought this would be considered Fair Use.

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Alex J. Esq.

Managing Attorney

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I have a general copyright question about the need to get

I have a general copyright question about the need to get permission to use quotes from anonymous sources. Lets assume that a college instructor is writing a book about college teaching tips and wants to include quotes from his/her students' ANONYMOUS course evaluations to support the advice given in the book. The college administered these evaluations to the students at the end of each semester (in either paper form or online) and the college later gave the results to the instructor after the semester was over. The course evaluations are completely ANONYMOUS and there is no way to identify the author of each quote (and thus no way to obtain permission from each author to use their quotes in a book). Can the author publish his/her students' anonymous quotes in a book without obtaining permission from the authors?Thanks in advance for the general info.

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Delta-Lawyer

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There is a youtube account: How do I find out if these

There is a youtube account: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtremeTV111/videosHow do I find out if these videos are copyrighted or if there is any violation?

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JD 1992

Juris Doctor

 
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I received a copyright book that I wrote but it is now in a

I received a copyright for a book that I wrote but it is now in a final version and with a change in title. How do I proceed?

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Delta-Lawyer

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A senior consultant with Prochilo Health, a patient

I am Paula Toynton, a senior consultant with Prochilo Health, a patient relations and health communications firm. Our client, Gilead Sciences, is a major sponsor of a unbranded lunch plenary program as part of a community conference. This is a one-time event and no materials will be distributed.I am seeking information about copyright law with regard to the use of photos of playbills and books, as well as photos of deceased individuals for whom we cannot identify the original photographer or publisher.

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Alex Reese

Intellectual Property Attorney

JD

 
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