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I have written a poem book. I'm gonna sell it, but it is
i have written a poem book. I'm gonna sell it, but it is more for family than anything else. I have signed up with Legal Zoom to do the copyright, and a self publisher company to put it together.I am ready now, but have a few questions on copyright.Does the copyright cover just these poems? Can i submit a bunch of other unpublished poems too?What should i be aware of in this process.Thank you very much
I created a character name and concept children's book
I created a character name and concept for a children's book on my own. I asked an artist to draw the character. I liked his illustration. I then wrote the book with the assistance of my brother. After my brother and I wrote the book we decided to copyright it. I copyrighted the book with all 3 of us listed as the Authors, and all 3 of us listed as the Illustrators. The only drawings the artist contributed at the time of the copyright was that of the two main characters.I have run into problems with the artist and do not want to use his illustrations any longer. However, I do want to get another artist and finish the children's book. The literature has been completely derived and written by me and my brother. The artist did not contribute one word or thought to the writing. Just as I did not draw any of the pictures. Although, I did explain exactly what I wanted for the drawing to the artist.What legal right does the artist have to the work and can I continue to use my concept and character name for that book and others? If you need more information I will be happy to provide.Thank you for your assistance.
I have an IP actually a computer software ,i had plan to
I have an IP actually a computer software ,i had plan to launch it commercially .However i plan to provide its source code to one of my partner free of cost and he is free to modify and make any number of different version. But lets say i made a better version, can he have any claim on final product and profit made from him.
description, fees, and timeline outlined. I do not mind giving
description, fees, and timeline outlined. I do not mind giving up my rights to the 2D rendered image or animation movie file. What I am concerned about is all my proprietary techniques I use for the creation of the final products. I need to keep these protected. If on the Statement of work i state I will delivery a 2D image file or movie file as the final product will this protect me? Or no matter what I write on the Statement of Work will they just fully own the rights to the final product and my production process to create the final product? Please let me know any concerns or questions you may have. I can supply actual contract text if needed.Thank youRyan
I own a website at http://nationalreport.net. Recently a site
I own a website at http://nationalreport.net. Recently a site (http://nymeta.co) reprinted two of my stories with no source information (and without permission). One of the stories they reprinted ended up receiving some 450K shares on FB (typically translates into 2-3 views per share) resulting in a loss for my business of somewhere in the $5-7K range. What do I need to do to recover those loses?
I need clarification on filing a copyright application. IveView more intellectual property law questions
I need clarification on filing a copyright application. I've spoken to several people at the copyright office, all of whom have given me different answers. Needless to say, I don't have much confidence in their answers.Roughly ten years ago I created greeting cards for two different companies. For all cards, I created the artwork and authored the verse within. In both cases I had a contract with the greeting card company that stated that I was giving them the licensing rights for a period of five years, after which all rights, licensing and otherwise, reverted to me.I've been told by one copyright office rep that I need to file an application in paper form and file a separate application for each and every greeting card. Another tells me that I can file electronically and group the cards by the year they were created, meaning that it will require fewer applications and cost substantially less in application fees.In retrospect, I think one or both may be under the impression that, since these works are previously published, these cards contain derivative work - which they don't of course. Nothing within the work is derivative of any other previously published work by me or anyone else.I think its a simple misunderstanding but I've lost faith in the information coming out of the Library of Congress copyright office.My questions are pretty basic.1) Can I file electronically or must I file a paper application?2) Can I file applications as collected works (meaning that I need only file applications for the years the works were created) or must I file separately for each and every greeting card?My only previous experience as roughly ten years ago when I received an approved copyright certificate for works that were not yet published. In that case, I was able to group the cards by year as the copyright was approved when I submitted it in that manner. However, they were not previously published works.Thanks for whatever you can tell me.