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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.
I was asked by the editor of an on-line magazine
I was asked by the editor of an on-line magazine for photographers if I would write articles for his magazine on art and ideology. I wouldn't be payed and I had to write under a pseudonym because we shared our last name and he did not want to give the impression of nepotism. I accepted and wrote 3 articles under a pseudonym (one I have previously used for other reasons) and they are all still on-line. Yesterday, by chance, I happened upon a Linkedin site (I'm not subscribed) called Pulse and there it was : one of my articles, transcribed verbatim, but signed by the editor of the on-line magazine for which I wrote it. He wanted to make people believe that it was him that wrote it There were 9 "Likes" and 8 Comments, all laudatory of the article, from different professional photographers and gallery owners. The article was not copyrighted because I was working in good faith but I have numerous ways to show that it was me who wrote it and not him. He uses my article as his to promote himself. Do I have any recourse on what I see as blatant plagiarism?
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Two irrelevant questions: 1-I have an LLC that owned a
Two irrelevant questions:1-I have an LLC that owned a website since several years. now i am considering closing my LLC and continue my website under my name. i had opened my LLC and my site on 2008. everything on my site, including my logo as far as first use concept, does my history as far as first use become reset because i close my LLC? or since i was the only owner of my LLC, i still be like i used these since 2008? i ask this in e very remote possibility of someone just saying "i used this first or my logo looked like this first" etc....2-i will write a book, which will talk about certain things in certain type of movies. i will describe those in my own words, and will not be using any graphics from anywhere, i may draw myself though. these are the things i will gather from movies or books even. certain type of things, how to do them for example. i will describe them as an organized list. question is, do i need to say "i took this info from this book or movie?"
I am a writer who is about to publish my first novel. 3
Hello. I am a writer who is about to publish my first novel. 3 years ago i had interesting email conversations with a friend and which extended for more than a year back and forth. While my Novel's main idea and characters are original and fully created by me; some conversations in the novel i excerpted from things my friends said in those emails (about topics relating to life, spirituality, currency etc..) This is just cause I like his choice of wording even though the ideas were not his. I liked how he expressed ideas. Does this fall under artistic appropriation or should I expect that one day (if the novel gets popular for example) that my friend will come forth and accuse me of steeling his words and present email proof of that? Also if using his exact words in some chapters poses an issue of Plagiarism, would mentioning him in a 'thank you' note somewhere in the novel's introductory pages be a good remedy.
Someone stole my work by this way: I need to do a PPT
Someone stole my work by this way:I need to do a PPT presentation. But I had no lap top with me. Someone offered his. He asked me to give my USB to him and I did. He left with my USB. Upon return, he gave me my USB back and said that he copied my work on his computer. I protested and asked him to delete. He refuse to turn on the lap top by not giving his password.He has copied my work without my consent. What should I do?
I am preparing to launch an online e-commerce site thatView more intellectual property law questions
I am preparing to launch an online e-commerce site that advertises free and discounted eBook deals to an opt-in email list. Our revenue will eventually come from authors, publishers, and related advertisers once our opt-in list becomes large enough to command a decent ad rate. For the moment, all of the titles we will feature in our mailings will be eBook discount deals that we find through online research (mostly on Amazon). My question is in reference to copyright law. Would we be engaging in copyright infringement if we list the free and discounted eBooks currently advertised on Amazon without getting author/publisher permission in advance? We would not be receiving funds from subscribers or author/publishers nor would we be plagiarizing any text. We would simply include the eBook, its price, its review rating, and its cover image with purchase link for subscriber ease. Would this simply be echoing info that is already available in public domain or would it cross the line as a copyright infringement? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.