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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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I want to use video clips and song clips for a course that

I want to use video clips and song clips for a course that I'm developing. What's the legal issues involved?JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: I have none so far ... that's why I'm askingJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: No, I'm still in the development stagesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't know I'm sorry, I'm still so new to all this.

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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

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Second opinion] - I have a smart phone and tablet app that

Second opinion] - 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 want to create a free video tutorial/lecture for college

I want to create a free video tutorial/lecture for college students taking accounting 1 using a powerpoint from McGrawHill which is copywritten. Am I violating copyright law if I make this video and provide it to students for free?JA: The IP Attorney's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.Customer: how much would it cost to get a definitive answer to my question?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: I want to know the full price before anything elseJA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: I have a copy of the power pointJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Copyright © 2016 McGraw-Hill Education.  All rights reserved. No reproduction or distribution without the prior written consent of McGraw-Hill Education. No, I want to make sure I am not breaking the law if I make the powerpoint lecture so the power point is made by them but I want to do a video presentation of itJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: simplest summary - I want to create a video lecture explaining a powerpoint that is copywritten by a major publisher, will I have a legal issue if it is provided free to students, only the video not the powerpoint ok

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I have completed a history of Liberia, for which I did

I have completed a history of Liberia, for which I did extensive (ten years) research. In the process I consulted many sources and quoted from a number. I visited the copyright office at the Library of Congress and read some of the materials about copyrights.They suggested that I probably did not ned to get permission for most that I employed in my book, even those not in the public domain. I did obtain permission for using three illustrations. My questions are: Do I need to consult an attorney (such as yourself)? Should I acknowledge sources in the book's preface? Even to acknowledge all of the sources, much less get permission from them, would be virtually impossible. (I do cite quotations, and some information that is not quoted, in endnotes. Thank you.JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: I'm not sure I understand your query. Can you elaborate?JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My name is*****

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Under what terms would a video which contains people dancing

Under what terms would a video which contains people dancing to a song fall under Fair Use guidelines or be allowable without purchasing a music license?In the video I am referencing,1) No profit is being made from the video2) The song's artist is credited3) The dancing is the main focus of the videoThe company for which I work has been dealing with copyright issues on Facebook. We are routinely having our videos taken down, and are nervous to file a counter notice without being certain that we are not violating any rights, lest our page be removed.Thank you!

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I would like to sell simple Lyric / Chord sheets (my binding

I would like to sell simple Lyric / Chord sheets (my binding and physical paper preparation would be different from anything I have every seen).I see lots of websites and Apps that have these for sale (Lyrics / Chords) -- like:SongBook Chordpro on ITunes.Do they (and I) need to have permission from each Publisher to print the lyrics with basic chord changes printed above those lyrics?No melodies or time signatures or notations of rhythm.Thanks,Dasher

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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

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