Marvin Cable’s Answers

Marvin Cable

Amherst Copyright Infringement Attorney.

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  1. Can I sue a person for stealing my original drawing to use on products for sale?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marvin Cable
    2. Leonard John French Jr.
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Travis J. Jacobs
    5. Erik Hammarlund
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    You should contact a lawyer ASAP because you have a good case and can recover damages (money). Most lawyers will not charge you much, and may not charge you at all (and work out a contingency fee agreement). BUT, first things first, copyright register your drawing right away! This is very important. And, to answer your questions: YES, you recover money, but not as much as if you would have registered it before the infringement occurred. Feel free to contact me - I am a MA lawyer whom...

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  2. I slipped on something while skating at my local roller rink and broke my arm in two places. is there any recourse?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David B Pittman
    2. Emma A. Kremer
    3. Marvin Cable
    4. Brian P Finnerty
    5. Michael D. Kelly
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    Feel free to call my office. Sounds like you may have a claim. 413-268-6500.

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  3. Can an attorney make up their own reviews and post on this AVVO site?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Marvin Cable
    2. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    3. Michael Evan Greenspan
    4. Ian Thomas Valkenet
    5. Jonathan H Levy
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    Sorry to hear this. As a lawyer, I like to think a lawyer is more than an "advocate" during such tough times. Before resorting to anything rash, consult with your attorney and see if the billing errors were simple mistakes, and ask why it takes so long to respond back to you. Many times things can be cleared up very easily. Otherwise, you should consider filing a complaint. Only do this as a last resort. http://www.mass.gov/obcbbo/complaint.htm

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  4. Can I share a copyrighted photo from someone else's page? I left the watermark logo and tagged the owner in the picture.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Marvin Cable
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. J Scott Scarbrough
    4. Maurice N Ross
    5. Julia Harmatz
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    Not without photographers permission. Some of my clients are photographers who have their works posted on other pages -- you should know that some photographers will be seek legal recourse, others may not. Best advice: contact the photographer and ask for permission to use it. It's not worth the risk -- the cost of defending yourself in a copyright claim could be thousands of dollars for one simple photo.

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  5. Compensation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marvin Cable
    2. Emma A. Kremer
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    4. Christopher McHallam
    5. Judy A. Goldstein
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    First of all, sorry to hear about this. You may have a claim, but unfortunately theres a LOT of factors involved here. The best thing to do is to get your medical records and figure out who is involved, e.g.. nurses, doctors, anyone on your medical records. The next step is to see if anyone made a mistake resulting in legal liability. To go through this analysis, best see a lawyer, most will do free consults because of the nature of your case. I hope things work out for you. ~...

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  6. Domain name question

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Erik Hammarlund
    2. Marvin Cable
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4. Kavon Adli
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    Barry is correct.

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  7. I wrote a book about Autism in relation to my son. In the book I list the medications he is taking.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Philip Leon Marcus
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Richard Stefan Lurye
    4. Patrick Erney Maher
    5. Marvin Cable
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    It does contain brand names. But, as long as you are truthful or do not mislead readers about these events, mentioning these names should not be a problem. Typically, in these situations, I advise writers to change names or likenesses to the extent that they are not recognizable to the average, informed person.

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  8. My finances name is on our INTERNET account and we received a subpoena on copyright infringement . Will she be responsible ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John E. Whitaker
    2. Marvin Cable
    3. William Kevin Hodges
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    5. Cynthia Ariel Conlin
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    This is NOT a scam, and may be very serious (not criminal, though). I would NOT rely on websites like the above given -- while well-intentioned, the commentaries on those sites are not made by lawyers and are usually a outdated and give bad advise (I have seen people really get screwed-over because of the above advice). Also, each jurisdiction is different. One Court may not like these cases and chose to dismiss the case and others will allow them to continue. For example, in TN, where you...

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  9. Have my copyrights been infringed on?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Morgan
    2. Bruce E. Burdick
    3. Marvin Cable
    4. Philip Leon Marcus
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    I regularly deal with this exact issue. Most of the time, the use is NOT fair-use. Also, whether or not it is fair use can be hard to determine. While there is a some instances where it is very easy to determine whether it is fair-use, many time it's not, AND the person using the image bears the responsibility to prove why it is fair-use. If I had to guess from your description, the use is not fair use and violates §106 of the Copyright Act. You may the option of sending a DMCA take...

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  10. My website has been cloned. The responsible of this case of Infringement as authorized in § 512(c) of the U.S. Copyright Law

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan Edgar Pollard
    2. John E. Whitaker
    3. James Juo
    4. Marvin Cable
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
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    Well, you definitely have a case. The question is whether you registered the copyright to your site before it was infringed. The answer to that question makes a difference as to what attorneys what to get involved. You should, however, contact a copyright attorney ASAP, as he/she can take care of this very easily and will probably do so for very little cost if at all.

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