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I am the owner of Signs in Paintsville,. We have a local

My name is***** and I am the owner of Ward Signs in Paintsville, KY. We have a local competitor that has done work (vehicle wraps, etc.) for a customer, East Kentucky Lawn Care in which our competitor has done business with for a couple years. The customer became unsatisfied with the current work by the competitor so they brought their business to us. We duplicated the art for some projects, as well as the logo, and the competitor has had a lawyer send a threatening letter of further litigation if we didn't stop printing. We actually changed the background image used and did trace some of the artwork, but the customer has paid thousands of dollars for the work to the competitor and was under the assumption they owned the rights and could take their business elsewhere.JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Nothing has been filed and local attorneys that I have spoken with aren't sure.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We have an upcoming job from another customer that wants to use us and I have the art available to use for their cars and have them scheduled for Friday. The wrench in this is that the competitor has used a duplicate of artwork derived from another Sheriff Dept. from an image brought to them that they duplicated.

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I'm looking into selling some artwork online. The idea is to

HelloI'm looking into selling some artwork online. The idea is to create a sketch of customers kids and place that image over a scan of one or two pages of a book(see attachment).I'm wondering if I use books which are still in copyright, would this be ok legally? since I'm only using a small portion of the work and it wont affect their book sales?Would this fall under "fair use" as far as copyright law?

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Would you be able to answer this question copy

Would you be able to answer this question copy right/intellectual property question?Question;#1 I want to be an agent and sell some voice actors audio clips for comics.#2 The comics and artwork is of Blizzard - World Of Warcraft characters.#3 The artists make their drawings look like the World Of Warcraft characters and use their characters names. Then create and draw/write their own unique story for them.#4 Some of the artists are Japanese so I actually find them translated to English.So all I am doing is selling the voice work of the English translation for the made up script. So for commercial use, I need an agreement from; (1)The Voice Actor, (2) Blizzard - World Of Warcraft, (3) The Artist, and (4) The Translator?I did a bit more research and have an example of the picture here.Short explanation here with picture of art. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hM86H1NR3aUIC0TWzL4oYYTIGfgF5MlNSW_cKL50dAI/edit

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I have a smart phone and tablet app that recognizes printed

I have a smart phone and tablet app that recognizes printed children's picture book pages of published books using a scanner and database we manage. My app has digital bots that appear on the screen to explain things on the page. They don't read the page nor does the app display anything from the book on the screen. Just expands. For example... the characters of book might be discussing a banana. Our app recognizes the page and a character I created pops up on screen and talks to the reader about bananas... where they are from, etc. Any barriers?

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I plan to purchase books from the publishing company to give

I plan to purchase books from the publishing company to give out to each of my students in a for-profit education program. I'm wondering if I am violating the terms of agreement which are listed below."This is a copyrighted work and The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ("McGraw-Hill") and its licensors reserve all rights in and to the work. Use of this work is subject to these terms. Except as permitted under the Copyright Act of 1976 and the right to store and retrieve one copy of the work, you may not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, reproduce, modify, create derivative works based upon, transmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish or sublicense the work or any part of it without McGraw-Hill's prior consent. You may use the work for your own noncommercial and personal use; any other use of the work is strictly prohibited. Your right to use the work may be terminated if you fail to comply with these terms."It is my understanding if I purchase all the books from the publishing company that I can distribute the books to my students, with no copyright violation, and I want to confirm that this is correct.

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Can I draw and sell a painting that is an exact replica of a

Can I draw and sell a painting that is an exact replica of a copyrighted photo?Can I draw and sell a painting that is based on a copyrighted photo but make changes to it?Can I sell a 40 year old photo that includes people's faces who would not be identifiable today?Can I print and sell a unattributed photo that I find online? What if it includes people's faces?

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I run a blog about people who love vintage clothes. I

Hi, I run a blog about people who love vintage clothes. I photograph them and write about them. About 2,5 years ago I posted a tribute to Josephine Baker. I collected images on-line of her style and fashions and put them in a collage. Two weeks ago I got a cease and desist letter from an attorney in germany because his client was the photographer of one of the images and I had not given him photo credit. I immediately took down the photo and apologized. The letter also stated that I owed €5000 in damages. My question is: what is my legal obligation? I do not have €5000. I do not have $100. I did not use the photo for commercial purposes, nor for personal gain. It was posted on-line at about 2 inches big. I have been communicating with the lawyer and they're willing to lower the damages, but I don't feel like I should pay anything if I didn't sell or promote the photo. I took it down, and am signed the letter, without the paragraph about paying. What should I do?JA: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?Customer: I am in CaliforniaJA: 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: no

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This is an intellectual property question. I am working on

This is an intellectual property question. I am working on story song books for children. Each story is written in song format and put to the the tune of well known children's songs. For instance, I have one story put to the tune of the "Let It Go" song from the Disney movie Frozen. Would I have to get some sort of official permission just to refer to the title of the song? I wouldn't be using the lyrics from the original song or printing any sheet music. I would only be stating that my song is "put to the tune of 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen." ???

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I am working on story song books for children. Each story is

I am working on story song books for children. Each story is put to the the tune of well known children's songs. For instance, I have one story put to the tune of the "Let It Go" song from the Disney movie Frozen. Would I have to get some sort of official permission just to refer to the title of the song? I wouldn't be using the lyrics from the original song or printing any sheet music. I would only be stating that my song is "put to the tune of "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen." ???

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