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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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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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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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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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What exactly does Intellectual property mean ? Does it mean

What exactly does Intellectual property mean ? Does it mean that if I have a blog post that the contents within belong to me?Or can it include photos you have taken of say nature stills, then you turn around and sell those photos for profit? I have been getting better in my photography and my writings and I need to know how to best protect my rights to the creative processes that I am turning out. If I post a photo I took onto Facebook, does in then become their property? Or do I retain the rights to the photo?

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I am a composer just getting started. I have written an

I am a composer just getting started. I have written an arrangement of 'Interplay' by Bill Evans for flute choir. A flute choir has expressed an interest in performing it (not until after spring, however). So, I need to get started on securing the rights. I used a published fake book to start. Where do I start? What rights to I need? I will be writing more arrangements and (eventually) completely original pieces.

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My questions are copyright related I red an animator to

My questions are copyright relatedI hired an animator to create animations/videos that be posted on my website. The hired the animator on freelancer.comThe animator is creating 5 animations/videos on how certain mechanisms work, all the mechanisms are related to the same activity.These mechanisms are manufactured by multiple partiesI would like to copyright the videos, I know i cannot copyright the content, but i do want to copyright the videos themselvesI am in the USMy questions are:1. Do I have the right to copyright these videos even though I did not personally created them?2. Do i need to submit a copyright request for every video or can i submit one for all 5 videos? Is this considered a collection of work? do I put in ONE title for the collection or create one for each in the process of registering the copyright?3. I need to add a phrase indicating copyright on all videos, what is the format of that phrase?4. If I copyright them in the US, will they protected overseas as well? I am sure it is not protected everywhere but I am confused to which countries it might be protected in?5. Do i put the name of the person i hired to do the work in the "author" section of the online application? if no, Do I need to register my website as a business or can I put my name instead? if i am the author, do i register it as an entire motion picture? or do I need to put it down under the "others" and type in something?6. Do I need to put down in the application a transfer statement ?7. In the limitations of claim, what do I exclude?8. Do I register the material prior to publishing it? If I post the material on the website prior to the website being "published" can I state that the material is published and give that date as the publishing date?9. Can I register my website in the same case or do i need two separate cases?

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I was wanting to ask about creating a product; dinner

Customer: Hello, I was wanting to ask about creating a product; dinner plates; using istock images which are protected and I would purchase the rights to use, then combine with bible verses that would be legal to use, could I then copy-protect the combinations of these combined elements or am I becoming a co-author of the other elements? JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I want to create dinner plates that have a graphic image applied to the plate along with a Bible verse and wondered if I can copyright the combination? JA: OK got it. Last thing — IP Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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