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Let's say I wanted to create and sell t-shirts with people

hello , let's say I wanted to create and sell t-shirts with people quotes/sayings. its ok just go ahead to do that or do I need permission to do that? if yes if I need permission how do I get permission?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no nothing yet I was Just asking just to be safe so I don't doing anything wrongJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no thank you

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I wrote a book about Ten Commandments monoliths available on

I wrote a book about Ten Commandments monoliths available on Amazon.com called "In Search of God and the Ten Commandments." A lawyer who works with Freedom from Religion, Bob Vitter, has a website dedicated to the removal of these monoliths. He has posted over 16 photos from my book, giving me photo credit, asking the public where these are located for the purpose of having them removed. Can I ask him to take these off of his website? Even hadJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm​ in Idaho.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Did you read my question?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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G on an album recorded in 1963. I am writing a book and the

g on an album recorded in 1963. I am writing a book and the story is somewhat inspired from the song. The theme of the song is about a little girl on a journey. My book has some similarity to the story, but does not copy the words nor all of the plot written in the song. Is that copyright infringement?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not to my knowledge. I have only found the recording copyrightJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I designed a sewing pattern, I filed for a copyright of the

I designed a sewing pattern, I filed for a copyright of the pattern in February 2016 but haven't heard back (I did it myself, online) now China is reproducing and US resell shops are selling my design, as well as a pattern maker has now reproduced my exact pattern and is selling it for profit. My piece is unique and very detailed. Do I stand any ground to fight this? I feel defeated.

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Recently I created a tv script for a reality tv series. I

Hello! Recently I created a tv script for a reality tv series. I submitted my scripts and ideas to several producers on line. The show was based on improving inner city public schools in Baltimore, and throughout the country. Now I 'm noticing that some of the ideas I expressed in my scrpts seem to be similar to scripts shown on Fox News in Baltimore ( It is called Project Baltimore). Each week they discuss issues in inner city schools, as well as talking with teachers, students, and parents. A lot of what they are talking about sounds very similar to the scripts, I wrote last summer for the reality tv show Breaking Barriers. I don't know if all is coincidental or if there is some plagiarism happening.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No because all is new. And I am not a professional writer..JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No Ill just wait to hear from him/ her/

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How do i get youtube to remove footage, that was stolen

How do i get youtube to remove footage, that was stolen years ago and without my permission formatted into a youtube channel

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THIS CONCERNS COPYRIGHT LAW. I HAVE WRITTEN AN EDUCATIONAL

THIS CONCERNS COPYRIGHT LAW. I HAVE WRITTEN AN EDUCATIONAL E-BOOK FOR SALE ON AMAZON. THE SUBJECT MATTER IS MOVIES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE. I HAVE INCLUDED LINKS (MOSTLY FROM YOUTUBE) TO SPECIFIC SCENES AND DIALOGUE (FAMOUS QUOTES, AUDIO ONLY) FROM CERTAIN FILMS TO ILLUSTRATE. DOES ANY OF THIS FALL UNDER THE FAIR USE RULE? I'VE SEEN PEOPLE UPLOAD ENTIRE FILMS AND TV SHOWS ON YOUTUBE. HOW IS THAT NOT A VIOLATION? OR DO STUDIOS NOT THINK IT'S WORTH THE TROUBLE TO PROSECUTE?THANK YOU.

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I am thinking of building a small house for rental and

I am thinking of building a small house for rental and possibly listing on Air B&B. The "copyright" issue is that I would like to make the rental house look very similar to the "Millennium Falcon" a spaceship from Star Wars. If I don't call it the Millennium Falcon, and it isn't exactly like it, would it still be an infringement? How do I get around potential liability from George Lucas' industry or do I not need to worry about that? I need to research this before I start, Thanks.

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I am a country music recording artist. My question concerns

I am a country music recording artist. My question concerns a specific area of my efforts. I take original country, pop, & rock songs and, while paralleling the original story line, change the lyrics of the entire song to present a gospel theme. I understand this is classified as parody. Does this fall in the category of "fair use"? If not, how do I proceed in this effort? Do I seek permission as does Wierd Al, or just "go for it"? Can I still copyright my new lyrics?JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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