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I work Church in Az...We are doing a musical show featuring

I work for a Church in Az...We are doing a musical show featuring music from Disney...we also have our own "Characters...this will be our 3rd year...no one is paid and ticket sales ($2.00) covers costs only...is this a no noJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: nope

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I am a documentary filmmaker. If I want to make a film about

I am a documentary filmmaker. If I want to make a film about record collecting, can we show / refer to albums and claim fair use? For instance if an interview subject shows us their collecting and then shows us an album and says "this is my favorite record."

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We have one more question the final version prepared by us

We have one more question the final version prepared by us for profit does NOT cite the original work? Is that legal according to copyright and licensing agreements? Do we HAVE to cite where the original work comes from?Thank you!

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We want to know if we would be violating licensing

Hello again! We want to know if we would be violating licensing agreements if we went to a library and downloaded a group of articles, not an entire journal, created a cliff note of that material and immediately deleted the original article. We want to use the material commercially without citing the original work.Thank you!

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montysimmons

Owner Simmons Patents

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I want to manufacturer and sell book shelves that I designed

I want to manufacturer and sell book shelves that I designed based off of trademarked logos. For example superman style "S" in 7 different pieces but when they are placed in a specific order look like the superman "S". Is this violating any laws or is it acceptable?

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Can a poem be used or a story in a newsletter if proper

Can a poem be used or a story in a newsletter if proper author identification is done? It is not a fundraising letter just a church newsletter.

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I am an author and illustrator currently preparing to launch

Hello,My name is***** am an author and illustrator currently preparing to launch a major Kickstarter campaign for my new artbook.The book is an illustrated unofficial guide to famous aliens from popular science-fiction literature, films, and television. Each of these characters has a full-color illustration that details and highlights distinctive characteristics as well as explaining their fictional anatomy. Characters like E.T. , Alf, and the Alien are included and deconstructed.The book uses entirely original materials and assets, but because it is centered around characters that I don't own the rights to I'm concerned about its legality. I would like to ensure that this work falls into the nebulous category of fair use before I launch this major project.Does my work constitute fair use? Is there a risk of legal action if I proceed with the project? What can I do to reduce this risk?Here is a sample of the original art work-https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k54t8q7dzw9qm3t/AAAd0RJccnj2zXkzP_xGKUvza?dl=0Chris

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Alex Reese

Intellectual Property Attorney

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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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Alex J. Esq.

Managing Attorney

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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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