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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.
Have hand drawn cartoons and rhyming stanza to accompany these
have hand drawn cartoons and rhyming stanza to accompany these cartoons. Would like to distribute ongoing similar writing and drawing materials, probably, initially on the internet websites. This is similar to a regular cartoon strip. Fees and manner of copyrighting this style of materials. Thanks
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 siteView more intellectual property law questions
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?