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A company has acused me of copyright infringement. We both

A company has acused me of copyright infringement. We both sell a replica of a challenge coin used by an Air ForceSupply Squadron in Korea. The squadron was stationed there during the 50's, not sure if they were there any other time.There is very little info about them. I sell mainly on an auction site. They took down my ads when he claimed copyrightinfringment. I called the manufacturer and they said someone sent them a picture of the original challenge coin, and hadthem make 50. This was 2013. They said they did not hear anymore from him, so they put it in their online catalog foranyone to buy. They said that it was not him and they do not believe he owns the copyright to it, or the person who sentthe photos to them in 2013, because they included a picture and not drawings. The manufacturer claims he orders fromtheir online catalog, the same as I do. The gentleman owns several copyrights he took out in 2014. But the descriptionsthat could be for this coin, are very vague and you cannot tell what the copyright is for. I do not believe anyone knowsthe original creator of this coin, or if it was first made in the US or Korea. I have sent him an email, asking forproof of copyright ownership and also left a voice mail message for him to return my call. So far I have gotten noresponse. Is he required to tell me the copyright number if I ask him? Is it possible for him to have a legit copyrightif he did not know who produced it in the first place? It says he is the author. Also, why would he allow the manufacturerto have it in their online catalog to sell to anyone? What are my options?JA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: How did you read that fast?JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just what I sent to begin with.

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I am a web developer. Who is intending on getting on patent

I am a web developer. Who is intending on getting on patent for an app, but I have someone interested in helping me with my start up. I have questions regarding NDA and patent.

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I know of a Chrome application that is taking copyright

Hello!JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: I know of a Chrome application that is taking copyright content from news sources like the New York Times and the Washington Post, and is then reselling the content to subscribers of its app.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. This news content is protected behind a paywall. The terms and conditions of the RSS feeds that serve the content state that it can only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. But this app on the Chrome Web Store is taking the RSS feed content and then reselling it to its members. I am not a "victim" in the sense that I represent the New York Times or the Washington Post. Rather, I sell a rival application that DOES NOT resell copyrighted/paid content. It's unfair that this other application is gaining market share, largely because a subscription to that app includes access to content that users would otherwise have to pay for. What do you think of this situation and what are my legal options?

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I was mailed a letter from a marketing firm stating that my

I was mailed a letter from a marketing firm stating that my website has an image that is copyrighted to them and are seek $8,000 to not take this to court.JA: Do you have a registration record?Customer: registration of??JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: nothing filed in courtsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yea i spoke to my local attorney and he is doing research.

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Copyright Question: My design team created a cool gradient

Copyright Question: My design team created a cool gradient blue cloud with detailed worried eyes and the clouds mouth looks zipped close with the words "There is no cloud, it's just someone else's computer." In a high-tech font Underneath the cloud.Well a guy had previously copyrighted a stick figure cloud with a stick figure worried expression, a zipped closed mouth. The words "There is NO cloud it's just someone else's computer" in a plain font underneath it.My question is, does that mean I can't sell my design on t-shirts just because he now has a copyright on his design? Even though my design is way different?

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If I own a gym called Until Failure. But after doing a

If I own a gym called Until Failure. But after doing a search, someone copyrighted that phrase to use on tshirts. Does that mean I can't print and sell tshirts with my gym name on it?

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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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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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I've bought a manual betting prediction system which in its

I've bought a manual betting prediction system which in its manual form is very time consuming to apply. So I've paid a friend to automate the system by coding it as a software programIt is my intention to sell the system predictions through a website (just the predictions not the system nor the software). What, if any copyright infringements am I likely to invoke?Regards ***** *****

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