I recently got a packet from a law firm and they demanded I
I recently got a packet from a law firm and they demanded I comply with them. Up to this point I have not sent them anything or taken any type action. It is revolving around a copyright product, which I sent to an undercover agent. Now lets say they stop pursuing me but instead, they end up finding someone else linked to the copyrighted produced and somehow I get mentioned in that case. Does the penalty for me become more severe for having avoided the first attempt of them trying to reach me or does it only matter what plays out in court.
I am a lawyer myself. I have" created" or "invented" a
I am a lawyer myself. I have" created" or "invented" a significant change to a particular baseball rule which will change a certain aspect of baseball which is problematic. This rule change, I believe would be very appealing to owners and players and I would like to "market" it and present it, but want to protect it as IP, if the law permits this. I am not schooled in IP law and don't know if this is possible, but I know that if it is not subject to protection, it will be stolen and used without any benefit to me. Your thoughts on whether and how I can protect this. David ReidJA: Is this about an invention, a design, or an artistic work?Customer: see my message, ty DavidJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: nothing has been filed- I have not talked with a local copyright attorney- for now I have kept this secret - DavidJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: nothing that I can think of at the moment
Listen to this: It was made about boss in the 1970 by Larry
Listen to this: https://youtu.be/Ae6jSpLaOX8 It was made about boss in the 1970 by Larry king, Cam be my boss now use some of this audio for his commercials? he is writing a book. can he quote what Larry said? Bottom line, what can he use out of this audio without seeking permission, from Larry' thanks, D
I have a couple magazines that I publish and it's come to my
I have a couple magazines that I publish and it's come to my attention that once the issue comes out..a couple of companies that produce plaques, etc phone and solicit the people/cars I've featured and try to sell them plaques wit the stories and photos of the magazine on them...isn't that using my copyright protected artwork without my permission...they're making money off something I've producedJA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: sorry, don't know what that isJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: No, I'm just trying to determine if what they're doing is illegal..I've talked to a rep from one of the companies and they basically told me to go fly a kite when I asked them to stop doing it....thing is I've been told by the people I've featured that when the company calls them (they actually do 411 searches, etc to find these people I guess because they certainly don't get the contact info from me) they get the idea I'm endorsing/connected with this company..which isn't true.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm in Canada...the companies are in the US..not sure if that matters..I'm just trying to get some info to see if I should bother spending the money to get a lawyer, etc
Are food recopies things that are protected by copyright
Are food recopies things that are protected by copyright laws?JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: I have the recipe of the mealJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: No, I am just trying to find out if this is something that is feasible.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not really
I am writing a management book that has references to people
I am writing a management book that has references to people and companies I worked for. One attorney here recommended that I change them to fictitious names. The other attorney said that if the material is factual, then names do not need to be changed. I need a definitive opinion? I have praised everyone in the book. Therefore, there should not be a danger of slander.
I was given permission to use a song in a video I made. The
I was given permission to use a song in a video I made. The singer, songwriter produced a copyright showing that he owned the rights and could legally allow me to use the song. This morning I got a call from a person who produced a copyright for an "entire motion picture" that goes by the same name as the song and uses this song in the film and told me I had to stop using the song immediately. There was a falling out between these to individuals. My question is who owns the rights to the song and do either of them have the right to allow me to use it in my video?JA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: I have the copyright numbers for bothJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Nothing has been filed. I took down the video immediately. I just want to know if you are able to tell me who has the rights to use the song. One copyright says "entire motion picture" and one says "sound recording, performance, production, lyrics, music".JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How much is the session with the lawyer