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Want to use the following quote in my soon to be published

Want to use the following quote in my soon to be published book from Ursula LeGuin's book, The Left Hand of Darkness - “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”I just received a permissions agreement for licensing the quote but I thought this would be considered Fair Use.

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When do you need to worry about licensing or trademarks? if

When do you need to worry about licensing or trademarks? For example if you use a product name in advertising like "Outfits that are Pinterest worthy" on a billboard do you have to get permission from Pinterest

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JD 1992

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I have a general copyright question about the need to get

I have a general copyright question about the need to get permission to use quotes from anonymous sources. Lets assume that a college instructor is writing a book about college teaching tips and wants to include quotes from his/her students' ANONYMOUS course evaluations to support the advice given in the book. The college administered these evaluations to the students at the end of each semester (in either paper form or online) and the college later gave the results to the instructor after the semester was over. The course evaluations are completely ANONYMOUS and there is no way to identify the author of each quote (and thus no way to obtain permission from each author to use their quotes in a book). Can the author publish his/her students' anonymous quotes in a book without obtaining permission from the authors?Thanks in advance for the general info.

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My girlfriend is a professional artist, and she drew a "how

My girlfriend is a professional artist, and she drew a "how to draw lady armor" satire comic regarding sexist gaming industry armor designs, which someone has now taken a big chunk of, reposted it, scribbled over the top of it and wrote "draw whatever the f**k you want". She is now receiving threats and harassment claiming that she is anti-freedom of speech and censoring their creative rights because she asked the person who copied it to please take the scribbled version down and instead to draw their own parody or simply comment in writing. This is beginning to damage her reputation on a site where she previously did her business. Does she have a legal standing?

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A senior consultant with Prochilo Health, a patient

I am Paula Toynton, a senior consultant with Prochilo Health, a patient relations and health communications firm. Our client, Gilead Sciences, is a major sponsor of a unbranded lunch plenary program as part of a community conference. This is a one-time event and no materials will be distributed.I am seeking information about copyright law with regard to the use of photos of playbills and books, as well as photos of deceased individuals for whom we cannot identify the original photographer or publisher.

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I have a copyright situation regarding a photo I took that

I have a copyright situation regarding a photo I took that someone wants to use in a propaganda youtube video against a 3rd party. The photo is registered with the US Copyright office and I have told the 3rd party not to use the photo. The 3rd party has now threatened me with a lawsuit for not letting him use the photo and I would like to know my rights and possibly sue him for using the photo without my permission.

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Need up-to-date, accurate advice on YouTube monetization of

Need up-to-date, accurate advice on YouTube monetization of creative intellectual property videos intending to use public domain 'derivative work' musical performances / coupled to political news-source videos. Knowledge of - and experience dealing with - 'sync' licenses, 'master' licenses, etc., a must.

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My company is launching a product that enables website

My company is launching a product that enables website owners to make their websites mobile-friendly. I'm planning to create a demonstration video to show potential customers how powerful the product is. I would like to use a popular website operated by another company in my demonstration. Would using this website in my demonstration fall under fair use?

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I have a website DarthJarJar.com based off a viral Star Wars

I have a website DarthJarJar.com based off a viral Star Wars theory. I came up with the name "Darth Jar Jar" and the website gets ~100 hits per day, but it used to get 1000+/day. I've since created a fan fiction universe around Darth Jar Jar. It is not a Disney or Lucasfilm story/IP as of yet, and "Darth" Jar Jar isn't a character in their world. Do I have any possibilities of copyrighting "Darth Jar Jar" and any of my intellectual property (stories, etc) or at least protecting the universe I'm creating?

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