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Received a DMCA on website and not exactly sure what content

Received a DMCA on website and not exactly sure what content i should remove because it's description was vague and didn't inform me of much.

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I want to use support group, chat room, message board

I want to use support group, chat room, message board postings in a book, but will not cite where I got them or who posted them and will edit the content. Is this a copyright violation? What do I need to do to minimize any problems should someone who made the post see it in the book (very unlikely)? It's a positive book about a health issue that will help people.

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Alex Reese

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Can I legally sell black and white line drawings copied from

Can I legally sell black and white line drawings copied from the French Impressionists works for teachers to buy and students to color. (well done before 1920)?

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I want to use a psychological assessment tool from a book

I want to use a psychological assessment tool from a book published in 1991 in the USA. The assessment tool is specific and comprises 5 pages of a 330 page book. I have sought permission on several occasions and gone through submissions of the product I would provide clients (I am qualified to do this work). Despite my best efforts and repeated attempts, I NEVER hear back from them (except from the person who receives the material and forwards it on). It leads me to wonder whether I need to be seeking copyright at all. I do give credit (and praise!) to the author of the work. Do I need permission or can I simply proceed with using this tool from my website, so long as I acknowledge the source?

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Kendell R Kelly, Esq

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I am an illustrator who specializes in portraits of

I am an illustrator who specializes in portraits of celebrities. Now, I have little access to these celebrities and thus must rely on the photos from professional photographers for my reference. How can I copy these photos as still observe the rights of the photographer to his/her copyright?

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Gerald-Esquire

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I am a high school band director. I want to use a recording

I am a high school band director. I want to use a recording of the Sports Announcement of the Mazeroski Homerun for the Pirates in Game 7 of the World Series. Do I need permission to use that recording?

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Robert McEwen, Esq.

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I'm hoping some lawyer who knows copyright really well can

I'm hoping some lawyer who knows copyright really well can help me out. I also hope my explanation here is clear enough because I've been very confused what the right answer is or what I should do.I have emailed music publishers (Sony, Universal, Warner etc) They've emailed me back saying that YouTube has a license agreement that allows cover songs and audio recordings.In fact there is even a section on YouTube here that shows a list of mainstream songs and the copyright owners policy. https://www.youtube.com/music_policiesAlso here is a link from the Harry Fox Agency that pays out royalties indicating YouTube has license agreements https://www.harryfox.com/license_music/youtube_license.html (read second paragraph)Now here is the confusing thing. When I emailed YouTube copyright support I was told they have no license agreement but keep being told to this day and there is one by the music publishers.There is even a blog post by YouTube itself that explains that the Content ID system and the license agreements work hand in hand to resolve copyright issues. http://youtubecreator.blogspot.com/2016/04/setting-record-straight.htmlHere is a quote from the blog post"Today, thousands of labels and rightholders have licensing agreements with YouTube to actually leave fan videos up and earn revenue from them. They agree that a world where fans express love for their favorite artists by uploading concert footage and remixes is something to be celebrated."Why is YouTube support emailing me saying no such agreement exists?What's even more confusing is when I asked the music publishers and record labels how to go about purchasing a license on my own I was told by all the publishers and record labels I emailed that there is no such thing as getting a license for youtube because YouTube pays for it.So I can't even legally purchase a license and get permission.What happens if someone sues me? I have emails to prove from the music companies I can't get a license myself and to just upload the video.This is very confusing.

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Gerald-Esquire

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1) I have heard that if you write an article or blog etc. on

1) I have heard that if you write an article or blog etc. on the internet, it automatically becomes copyright to you, especially if you mention that it is copyright material. Please help clarify what is true.2) If I write a book,, bind it and donate it to the local library. Is it protected against plagiarism or do I need a publisher to register my stuff as copyright to protect it?3. Does getting an ISBN makes the written material copyright and thus protected?

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JD 1992

Juris Doctor

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A creator has a copyright on a pattern. The pattern is sold

A creator has a copyright on a pattern. The pattern is sold by the creator can the buyer sell items made from that pattern?

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Gerald-Esquire

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