Copyright Questions

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Use of copyrighted merchandise

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April 5, 2022 @ 6:06pm
My husband owns an apparel company with copyrighted designs. 
A store owner wants to buy items for his store but wants his company name added.
Can this person buy and then have a print shop add his company name?
He is obviously...
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adding medical drawings to student lab manual

Posted by: rsfunke
February 17, 2022 @ 8:03am
Good morning,
I have a faculty who is creating a lab manual for her students, and would like to incorporate medical drawings she if finding online.  
We've had a brief conversation about fair use and how using images from various artists... Read more...
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Reuse of Patent Images

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February 16, 2022 @ 10:13am
Hi there,
   A student wants to reuse patent images in a thesis that of course is due tomorrow and published in our repository.  The images are not marked as copyrighted, but I know that doesn't mean they do not have copyright.  I have not... Read more...
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Reuse of Patent Images

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February 16, 2022 @ 10:08am
Hi there,
   A student wants to reuse patent images in a thesis that of course is due tomorrow and published in our repository.  The images are not marked as copyrighted, but I know that doesn't mean they do not have copyright.  I have not... Read more...
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printing sheets for grab and go packets

Posted by: ms1023
February 15, 2022 @ 9:48am
My public library system has been compiling extensive grab and go activity packets for patrons.  In some months, we give out over a thousand.  My branches find "free" sheets on the internet that they want us to use and I always check the Terms of Use... Read more...
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Is the supply of samples a part of the copyright law?

Posted by: motiva
December 1, 2021 @ 2:49am
We manufacture a high end product that costs thousands of dollars to manufacture.
The end product has artwork and quotes assembled upon it.
for the use of these images and quotes we pay to the holder of the copyrights.
The...
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copyright and QR

Posted by: phb256
November 29, 2021 @ 11:38am
I am helping a music history class plan a gallery display. The class wanted to use a portable stereo to play relevant music in the gallery, which I said would be a public performance copyright issue. We came up with the idea of creating an online playlist... Read more...
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using branded clothing in pictures on my website

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November 29, 2021 @ 2:55am
I'm getting a photoshoot done for my website that i'm creating (selling nutrition coaching and courses), I'm based in the U.K. I was wondering if i can have pictures of myself on my website wearing branded clothes like Nike? I wasn't sure... Read more...
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Redrawn concept sketches and art

Posted by: adeng
November 28, 2021 @ 4:46pm
I am hoping to launch a simple animation tool for kids with premade assets (essentially stock images). To help garner interest, I wanted to open character art submissions where I, or another artist, would re-illustrate sketches that the... Read more...
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Logo design

Posted by: Romany Ayoub
November 21, 2021 @ 12:34am
Dear Sir, or Madam.
Currently, I'm working on our business logo design, and I have 2 questions, please: 1- One part of our logo design shows an image of a star. This star looks like a part of another logo design, however, not identical. Ex: our... Read more...
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Wondering about violating copyright with my project

Posted by: whatri
October 5, 2021 @ 2:34pm
I am a graphic designer and I am involved with an art project where I am creating my vision of our world through my eyes by interpretating various characters. I started wondering of the legallity issues along the way before I publish my... Read more...
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Can a UK book that is out of copyright be covered by US copyright

Posted by: lawyersara
September 26, 2021 @ 9:56am
Short answer is yes.
Check out this Circular by the US Copyright Office:
"To be eligible, a work must meet all of the following requirements:
1 At the time the work was created, at least... Read more...
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One Page Copyright?

Posted by: pmoonfyre
September 14, 2021 @ 8:17pm
Years ago I inherited my great grandmother's diary containing witchcraft spells that have been used in our family for generations. There is one particular page I would like to use for a project that I am doing.
The page consists of 13 spells, the...
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"Personal use" of copyrighted material?

Posted by: ElissaD
September 12, 2021 @ 7:41pm
I am an amateur artist, and I love making t-shirts for myself. Usually the images are of characters from shows or movies I like and may or may not be my own original drawings of said characters. Am I breaking copyright law even if these are personal... Read more...
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copyright issue?

Posted by: WyattE
August 2, 2021 @ 5:27pm
I recently was hired by an organization that puts on a music festival to capture footage of everything and create a highlight video of the entire music festival. There is a plethora of artists who performed that weekend. One of these artists reached out... Read more...
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Adapted Images and Figures

Posted by: njuve
July 8, 2021 @ 3:46pm
A student wants to use a figure from someone else's article in their thesis. (They say they do not plan to publish, but our insitituion does place all theses in the PQ database.)
The figure they want to use is from a research article, and in the... Read more...
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Facebook Photo Fair Use Guidelines

Posted by: critchtrat
July 7, 2021 @ 2:03pm
I made a Facebook SATIRE meme, using a publically known person's HEAD, and their dog.
The HEAD and DOG pictures, of the other guy, had been posted by HIM, on HIS Facebook page.
He is a PUBLIC college professor, journalist, meditation...
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Posting material on a website of a professional society

Posted by: ekowler
June 14, 2021 @ 9:58am
(I tried to post this question earlier but it did not appear on the forum so I'm trying again).
I'm on the board of a professional society.  We would like to post the talks and poster presentations given at the last meeting of the... Read more...
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Hiring a contractor to take screenshots of anatomical structures, License problems?

Posted by: NoobForLaw
June 8, 2021 @ 2:15pm
I am hiring a contractor to take screenshots of anatomical structures that I have painted. I want to make sure he has no rights or any ways to claim anything in relation to my images. This is the first contract I have written so I am scared.
I...
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Photos from Far-Eastern Review (1908-1913)

Posted by: IbnBattuta
June 6, 2021 @ 5:58am
Hello everyone,