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I'm trying to publish a free to play game. The setting is

I'm trying to publish a free to play game. The setting is the soviet union. For atmosphere and authenticity I would like to use soviet music (post 1942). There is however a problem with copyright.From what I can tell music created specifically for soviet films is a gray area. For instance, from what I can tell, all soviet film music created for the film is available on youtube without ads and without copyright/auto copyright. However music created for non-film reasons usually belongs to Danmark Music Group or some other company. My question is can I use music created for soviet films without fear of a copyright?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Need to determine if a particular LP record piano

need to determine if a particular LP record piano arrangement is copyrighted. In particular the LP record is WST-8359-LP (This is my Father's World). There is no copyright notice anywhere on the cover or record. I would like to record to youtube one of the arrangements that closely resembles the song on the record.

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Gerald-Esquire

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If I have a copyright on something and is has been self-made

If I have a copyright on something and is has been self-made and placed and given out to people over the years but not manufactured for sale is the copyright still good?JA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: Yes.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It is a board game I have been playing and developeing with people for years and my son found it on sale on e-bay.

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Alex Reese

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I am compiling a Book of Sermons previously published in

I am compiling a Book of Sermons previously published in Church Newsletters (1898-1948 Publications) I see NO Copyright notice on these Newsletters. I bought them from a current Church organization on CD as pdf files. I want to extract certain portions of the Newsletters and republish them as a Collection of works. The Author is E.W Kenyon (4/25/1867 - 3/19/48). My Question is 1) Is ACTUALLY copywritten (or does it not have to be)? 2) At what point can I republish it? 3) Do I need permission from the church who has copywritten the CD form?

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My question concerns the copyright status of a paper

My question concerns the copyright status of a paper published by the Office of Financial Research of the US Department of the Treasury. Specifically, I am trying to ascertain whether I can publish the paper in its entirety (with attribution) for profit and without further permission.It is this paper here: https://financialresearch.gov/working-papers/files/OFRwp-2015-17_Reference-Guide-to-U.S.-Repo-and-Securities-Lending-Markets.pdf1. There are three authors: Two are employees of the Treasury Department, but one is not. There is no indication that the non-employee was paid for his contribution, nor is there any mention of the non-employee (or his employer, the Federal Reserve Bank of NY) claiming copyright.2. There is no copyright notice anywhere in the paper.3. This line appears on the paper: OFR working papers may be quoted without additional permission.4. This legal notice appears on the site: "No copyright may be claimed for any work on this website that was created by a federal employee in the course of his or her duties. However, credit is requested if you reproduce or copy any such work. If copyrighted material appears on the site, or is reached through a link on this site, the copyright holder must be consulted before the material may be reproduced."

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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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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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I'm a genealogist and use old photos all the time. The

I'm a genealogist and use old photos all the time. The question came up with regard to old HS annuals. Who holds the copyright to the individual student photos therein? Specifically, from a 1946 annual. My thinking is this: this was created between 1923 and 1978; there is no copyright notice in the annual or on individual photos; I'm thinking these are in the public domain, but not being a copyright lawyer, I'm not sure of anything. I use the checklist published by Cornell University to try to navigate through this, but it's all such a headache. Also, I was looking at Legal Zoom, and was reminded about publicity rights of individuals and getting permissions to publish. Well, all four people in the photos are dead, so I'm thinking their rights to privacy are done also.JA: Intellectual property law can be complex. Fortunately, the attorneys we work with can answer any questions you have about copyrights, and I'd like to match you with the person who's the best fit. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No, but I'm an old lady on a fixed income, so not consulting one on anything other than my house burning down. I guess I'll just keep reading, ha ha.JA: Is there anything else the IP Attorney should be aware of?Customer: This is all in regard to posting old photos on Facebook, and on genealogy websites such as Find-a-Grave and Ancestry. These questions come up all the time and we can only take our best guesses. One of your attorneys needs to write a short, concise handbook dealing with these questions--not every possible scenario, but just the common issues faced by people such as I've outlined. We want to do our best to comply, we don't want to step on toes, but at the same time, these old photos are often the best way tell our stories.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the IP Attorney about your situation and then connect you two.

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JD 1992

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COPYRIGHT LAWYER PREFERREDI Uploaded a video on my youtube

COPYRIGHT LAWYER PREFERREDI Uploaded a video on my youtube channel that is 33 minutes long on horoscopes for 2017 in Spanish. I used background jingle called "celestial body long" sound effect jingle from imovie which apple licenses out free royalty and the program I use to make my videos on my macbook. The video is just of me sitting in front of the camera in my living room talking about horoscopes in spanish for 2017 with one visual image I created of an astrological chart shown at the end of my video. That's it! I got notice from youtube saying that broadband TV NBC filed a copyright content ID claim against my video. Under Visual content... WHY? Does it have to do with the jingle or my image or what? Nothing to do with the NBA or illegal... Pleas advice

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