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Two similar questions:question 1-I am writing a book about construction. In one section of my book, i am talking about things to pay attention when using a specific scheduling software, which is very widely used software. I have my own licensed copy of the software too.If I take screenshot of something, can i put this into the book, in order to explain something? or into my website? i will take a screenshot of my own work on screen. do i need permission from the maker of the software?question 2- i will talk about a product in another section of my book. this is very widely used product sold by thousands of sellers online too, and there are photos of it, that is used by so many of those websites. can i use one of those widely used photos? i mean if i use it, who do i credit anyway? i tried to contact the manufacturer, but got no answer. same goes for displaying on website?

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I am self publishing a non-fiction book on Management. At

I am self publishing a non-fiction book on Management. At the advice of a lawyer from here earlier, I have changed real names of individuals and places mentioned throughout the book. However, I would like to include most of them in my acknowledgement section. Is it OK to do that or should I not mention any real name anywhere.What about mentioning very well known companies like AT&T?

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I have an unique Civil case! I want to find an experience

Hi! I have an unique Civil case! I want to find an experience Lawyer to help me with my case and I will pay contiguous to getting money from anyone or a company who is willing to give us settlements.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: Hi again! My name is***** and V factor that used my names and made tons of money. Well my story as I confessed on my Facebook Page is when I've got my CA Cosmetology License in 1976, then I went To Vidal Sassoon's school I'm San Francisco for one month for extra training in hair cutting to get their certificate. I am going to make these as short as possible! In 1977 I moved to University Village in Fullerton CA to live among and to work and to continue my education! That's when I met my first husband Larry LawsonJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Well I am not done with my story! Anyway he was going to school at Cal State Fullerton majoring in Communication and Computer! So he was working as a Titan's school Newspaper and at University Village 's Cafeteria! So during Summer time when most students were gone The Los Angeles Rams Football Players were moved there to practice their games for NFL Games Season. That's were I met Joe Nammeth and I watched all those players going back and forth to the Cafeteria where Larry Lawson worked. Later on I askedJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I asked Larry to get me Autographs of those Rams Football Players and their staff too. I still have my Red Autograph Book signed by all those famous people wished me Vida Best Life. That happened to us almost 40years ago. I asked Larry Lawson to help me about advertising My Name Vida to get some clients to do their hairs. He told me about the Video name he is promoting similar to Vida. So he graduated by end of 1977 from Cal State Fullerton and before that we've got married. He also worked for his friend as an advertising agent.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I believe my name Vida Video Visa Via VEVO Vpower Vride and other V factors from almost 40 years ago came about all of efforts. I know those Video Companies and Visa cards made lots of money. All I want an Expret Attorney To Help Me To Get Some Settlements from any of them. I need to take of my health, and I want to go see my new Love An Army Sweetheart near Syria.

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This is a question for an entertainment or copyright lawyer

This is a question for an entertainment or copyright lawyerI have an idea for a screenplay that pushes the edges of my understanding of copyright. I think of it as an “homage” that may or may not cross into parody.The plot will be a string of standard Sci-Fi tropes from many movies, and they would be built around a a similar premise to the seventies disney film, The Cat from outer space.Specifically what it has in common is; A telepathic, telekinetic alien cat who crash lands on earth, meets a friend and is pursued by the military. The rest; the names, characters, dialogue will be completely my own creation, but will be full of things like time portals and psychics and meteor strikes and references to other films.In fact, I want to play on this homage theme by naming it: “The cat who fell to earth” after “The man who fell to earth”, the classic staring David Bowie, who's music I want to feature in the opening sequence.I need to know if its worth pursuing this script before I write it. I defiantly need to have an understanding of where this kind of thing would cross the line and where is absolutely safe.Thanks

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I am writing a childrens book and have a title in mind. I

I am writing a childrens book and have a title in mind. I have just completed an internet search for the same word and a web design company in the UK has it as copyright. Am I able to use it as a book title in AU since it is for a totally diferent purpose?JA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: Only looked at their website which had the copyright symbol near its nameJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: neither - have only just looked it up today - about 20 minutes agoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no Thanks

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I own ******** staffing agency that was founded in 1980 in

Hello. I own ******** staffing agency that was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles. Our website is ********** There is a new company called Party Host Helpers that does the same thing and they have been telling clients that they are us when clients call them first or instead. *********** JA: What written documentation do you have? Customer: We have lost many bookings because of this. Our name is ***** ***** they just add "Party" while providing the same service in the same city? JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court? Customer: No, you are my first contact. We have had staff show up to events and staff from their company were there as well. Our clients, some of them long time clients, did not realize they had booked with both of us. JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: I have not reached out to them either but it has really hurt our business. I pay for SEO but have a limited budget so when clients, new and current, ***************** Thank you! They do not correct clients when ask if they are ****************. ;(

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I have received a copyright infringement notice that has to

I have received a copyright infringement notice that has to be replied by January 26. My crime is that I had uploaded soft copy of a book on Kijiji.ca for sale. After I received the mail, I have deleted the ad from the website. Please kindly explain to me as I am new to Canada and I don't know anything about copyright laws here. Should I reply to kijiji that I am sorry and I have removed the soft copy of the book now. Please help. Thank you.

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I was working this time last year with a friend/business

Hello!JA: Hello. How can we help?Customer: So, I was working this time last year with a friend/business partner to open up a business making light up costuming/headdresses on etsy and as our own LLC. We never signed legal documents or even a rough contract stating that that was what we were doing. She showed me how to make wire wrapped light up horns (which was to be one of our products) as well as little jewelry unicorn circlets (which she stole the idea for those from another etsy store). We went to a few craft fairs and sold under our other friend's legitimate business as we were still forming our LLC. I made product for our company but never saw financial reimbursement for the product I made, which at the time was fine because we were starting up this company together as we had verbally agreed upon. Well, not too much later after I set up our Etsy store, Facebook Page, business cards, and a number of other logistical matters to get our company up and running, she unceremoniously cut me out of the business. I was never paid for my portion of the business both in product that I physically crafted and made and in the additional work I did to make our business a business. I brushed it off and moved and have been starting to re-start the business (which was my idea in the first place). She is still doing her business and is threatening legal action for "Taking her art"JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: None. But neither does she. She is now saying that she had a "verbal agreement" from me that I wouldn't re-make her art when she taught me to make the horns and that she has several other people who will testify to thatJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Mind you, I have come up with my own manufacturing design and process since then. No. No actual legal action has taken place I'm presently just trying to see what my rights are seeing as how I have come up with a different way of making the horns than through the original design method she showed me.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We're both located in different states now, and she cut me out of the business 6 months ago.

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I'm looking into selling some artwork online. The idea is to

HelloI'm looking into selling some artwork online. The idea is to create a sketch of customers kids and place that image over a scan of one or two pages of a book(see attachment).I'm wondering if I use books which are still in copyright, would this be ok legally? since I'm only using a small portion of the work and it wont affect their book sales?Would this fall under "fair use" as far as copyright law?

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