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Entertainment Law Question I am filming a documentary with

Entertainment Law QuestionI am filming a documentary with an indigenous tribe and want to use the singing they do doing their festivities as part of the sound / score of the film.Is there an agreement e.g. music licensing agreement that I should get them to sign in order to use their singing during the movie?

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Kendell R Kelly, Esq

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THIS CONCERNS COPYRIGHT LAW. I HAVE WRITTEN AN EDUCATIONAL

THIS CONCERNS COPYRIGHT LAW. I HAVE WRITTEN AN EDUCATIONAL E-BOOK FOR SALE ON AMAZON. THE SUBJECT MATTER IS MOVIES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE. I HAVE INCLUDED LINKS (MOSTLY FROM YOUTUBE) TO SPECIFIC SCENES AND DIALOGUE (FAMOUS QUOTES, AUDIO ONLY) FROM CERTAIN FILMS TO ILLUSTRATE. DOES ANY OF THIS FALL UNDER THE FAIR USE RULE? I'VE SEEN PEOPLE UPLOAD ENTIRE FILMS AND TV SHOWS ON YOUTUBE. HOW IS THAT NOT A VIOLATION? OR DO STUDIOS NOT THINK IT'S WORTH THE TROUBLE TO PROSECUTE?THANK YOU.

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A friend's company produced a music video for an artist

A friend's company produced a music video for an artist friend of his. They heavily sampled an existing song from a mainstream artist. They are now giving the song away and 'not' generating revenue from it. Posting it online. I understand this regularly happens on YouTube and other sites. But, if those sites are making money from ads, could that be an issue?Basically, I am trying to determine if he is within his rights to publish the remix.Here is the song: https://shawnriffraff.bandcamp.com/track/over-my-head-remix

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Kendell R Kelly, Esq

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I'm starting a record label and I'm going to have artists

I'm starting a record label and I'm going to have artists write there own songs but not the music.Do the song writer and musician have copyrights to the songs?

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I am a country music recording artist. My question concerns

I am a country music recording artist. My question concerns a specific area of my efforts. I take original country, pop, & rock songs and, while paralleling the original story line, change the lyrics of the entire song to present a gospel theme. I understand this is classified as parody. Does this fall in the category of "fair use"? If not, how do I proceed in this effort? Do I seek permission as does Wierd Al, or just "go for it"? Can I still copyright my new lyrics?JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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If I include a music file under cc-by-sa into a piece of

Hi. if I include a music file under cc-by-sa into a piece of software, will that be considered an adaptation of the original work? Will I need to release the software under the same licence?JA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: none?JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: are you a robot?JA: I'm an assistant to the IP Attorney. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: No I have not talked to a local attorneyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I am trying to get some information on the legality of using

Hello! I am trying to get some information on the legality of using a song for a marketing video that will be used to promote a non-profit fundraiser.JA: Can you tell me where the nonprofit is registered?Customer: Make A Wish IL....I am a volunteer wish granter and vent coordinator - I am hosting an event on my own and all proceeds go to Make A Wish ILJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so.

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Gerald-Esquire

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This is a question for an entertainment or copyright lawyer

This is a question for an entertainment or copyright lawyerI have an idea for a screenplay that pushes the edges of my understanding of copyright. I think of it as an “homage” that may or may not cross into parody.The plot will be a string of standard Sci-Fi tropes from many movies, and they would be built around a a similar premise to the seventies disney film, The Cat from outer space.Specifically what it has in common is; A telepathic, telekinetic alien cat who crash lands on earth, meets a friend and is pursued by the military. The rest; the names, characters, dialogue will be completely my own creation, but will be full of things like time portals and psychics and meteor strikes and references to other films.In fact, I want to play on this homage theme by naming it: “The cat who fell to earth” after “The man who fell to earth”, the classic staring David Bowie, who's music I want to feature in the opening sequence.I need to know if its worth pursuing this script before I write it. I defiantly need to have an understanding of where this kind of thing would cross the line and where is absolutely safe.Thanks

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I want to copyright a song I wrote. Do I need to list the

hello!JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: I want to copyright a song I wrote. Do I need to list the producer of the beat on the copyright. I purchased exclusive rights for the beat alreadyJA: What written documentation do you have?Customer: I have a signed contract from the producer who sold me the beatJA: 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: not that i can think of

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Robert McEwen, Esq.

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