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Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) Takedown Notice Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Digital Millennium Copyright Act DMCA Takedown Notice? The DMCA Takedown Notice is made pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to …

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Brand Name Differs From Company Name

Question: Can Your Brand Name Be Different From Your Company’s Name? The answer is “YES”! Registering your business name means getting permission from the state government to open & operate a business as per the state laws. You must register your business with the specific Secretary of State to allow your business the protection of that …

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Copyright Law Tip

Who Is The Copyright Owner? Copyright law states that the creator of a work is its author. This is true, however there are exceptions.  The first exception is employment relationships.  If the creator is an employee working within the course and scope of employment, then consider the employer is the author of the creative work. …

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Copyright Lawyer

Brief History of Copyright Many entertainment and business professionals deal mostly with copyright law.  The word “copy-right” essentially means the right to copy. Originally, it was a right only held by authors and it only covered copying. Copyright was developed from the U.S. Constitution which states: “The Congress shall have the power to promote the …

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Defamation Lawyer

WHAT IS DEFAMATION? Everyone has a right to not have their reputation damaged by false statements.  Defamation is the unprivileged publication of a false statement of fact that injures another’s reputation.  There must be a balance of interests between protecting an individual’s personal reputation and the freedom of speech.  The elements for the cause of …

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Legal Requirements To Tell True Life Stories

QUESTION: If I want to tell a true story, what should I do first, second, third? Legal requirements to tell true life stories. (Consult with an experienced entertainment Attorney before you write the story if you are the writer and before you produce the project if they are a producer. Errors and Omissions Insurance will …

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What Is A Life Story Rights Agreement?

Terms Of The Life Story Rights Agreement (1) Extent Of The Rights: Whether the agreement will include creating remakes, sequels, television series, merchandising, novelization, live-stage rights and radio rights; whether the story is limited to only a particular time period of the individual’s life; and whether the rights worldwide or limited in geography. Typically, the …

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