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I own a small online clothing business where we sell

I own a small online clothing business where we sell heirloom and hand smocked children's garments. I do not mass produce. I purchase smock plates and have my seamstresses make them. I have a smock plate designer accusing me of copyright violation because I did not give her credit. The only thing on her smock plate says "Copyright 1986", which i have been told means that I personally would be I violation if went and made the exact smock plate to sell or if I made copies of her smock plate to sell. I've read that I do not have to give credit to patten designers, etc. is this true? She's picking on a small business owner who was harmless and wouldn't ever dream of discrediting anyone.

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I am a volunteer business consultant working with an artist

I am a volunteer business consultant working with an artist who has created a thought process he eventually wants to present as a college lecture series. The idea is still under development and he is afraid of someone taking his idea while we are doing research. We're working on a pitch for his idea and thinking of putting the essence of his concept in a brochure. Does copyrighting this brochure protect his intellectual property?

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My grandmother, born at the turn of the century told me a

My grandmother, born at the turn of the century told me a middle eastern fairy tale. I remembered part of it, but over the years added my own twist to it. I have written it out but heard anything before 1923 is not copyrighted...and I'm not sure if it was ever printed out of country or if it was just an oral tradition tale. How do I find out if I can get it copy- righted?

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A friend of mine, who is over the age of 90, trained as an

A friend of mine, who is over the age of 90, trained as an opera singer in the 1940's and 1950's. Her father, an engineer, recorded virtually every performance and rehearsal of his daughter with different local orchestras on Long Island, New York. A few of these orchestras are still in existence, however many are not. I assume that orchestra and their managements had no issues with the father making these recordings. The 90 year old daughter now owns these recordings and has asked me to produce a commercial CD of selected works...while she is still with us. If a CD is produced and distributed, is their any obligation--financial or otherwise--owed to any of the orchestras?

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Robert McEwen, Esq.

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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 have a general copyright question about the need to get

I have a general copyright question about the need to get permission to use quotes from anonymous sources. Lets assume that a college instructor is writing a book about college teaching tips and wants to include quotes from his/her students' ANONYMOUS course evaluations to support the advice given in the book. The college administered these evaluations to the students at the end of each semester (in either paper form or online) and the college later gave the results to the instructor after the semester was over. The course evaluations are completely ANONYMOUS and there is no way to identify the author of each quote (and thus no way to obtain permission from each author to use their quotes in a book). Can the author publish his/her students' anonymous quotes in a book without obtaining permission from the authors?Thanks in advance for the general info.

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Is creating and selling clone script of a website considered

Is creating and selling clone script of a website considered copyright infringement? What is the possible liability?

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Kendell R Kelly, Esq

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I am a filmmaker. I shot a documentary film, meaning I was

I am a filmmaker. I shot a documentary film, meaning I was the cameraman and shot all of the footage. After an editor edited it and a reporter helped with interviews, the film is about to be acquired by a television network. My understanding is that, in absence of an agreement specifically ceding the copyright on the footage to anyone else, or a 'work for hire' agreement, the copyright on the footage defaults to me. Is this true despite the fact that someone else edited it and someone else contributed to the film by providing sources and reporting?My position is that the raw footage, which was used to make the film, is still under my personal copyright.I have not filed for copyright protection as yet.

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I am in the process of developing a mindfulness program that

I am in the process of developing a mindfulness program for children that have a range of 5 or so lesson plans. My partner and I would like to protect the name of the curriculum. What are our options?JA: The IP Attorney will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: no we have notJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: What kind of information do you mean?JA: Is there anything else the IP Attorney should be aware of?Customer: well, we want to protect the name of the curriculum and then use it market the curriculum on brochures, etc.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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Robert McEwen, Esq.

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