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Danial Alan Nelson

New York Copyright Infringement Attorney.

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  1. Copyrights on Video Game Characters.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Danial Alan Nelson
    2. Boris Umansky
    2 lawyer answers

    The below does not constitute legal advice, does not form an attorney-client relationship, and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. The Mario Brothers characters are highly deviloped characters that are deserving of copyright protection. The making of these carvings would be copyright infringement in that they are unauthorized derivative works. The copyright owner would likely be entitled to your profits from the sale of the infringing works, and perhaps...

  2. Time period of copyright layout in graphic industry

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Danial Alan Nelson
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    The below does not constitute legal advice, does not form an attorney-client relationship, and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. Copyright in a work created on or after January 1, 1978, subsists from its creation and endures for a term consisting of the life of the author and 70 years after the author’s death.

  3. Copyright infringement law

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mario Sergio Golab
    2. Barry Neil Shrum
    3. Danial Alan Nelson
    3 lawyer answers

    The below does not constitute legal advice, does not form an attorney-client relationship, and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. Just make sure you register copyright in your work. You can do so electronically at www.copyright.gov. While registration is a prerequisite to suit, pre-infringement registration is a prerequisite to certain damages under the Copyright Act.

  4. Do I need a trademark for my photography work when selling it online/offline and do I have to copyright each and every image?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2. Tamara Lynn Harper
    3. Danial Alan Nelson
    3 lawyer answers

    The below does not constitute legal advice, does not form an attorney-client relationship, and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. Courts tend to focus on the "number of infringed works" when allowing copyright damages. So it is adivisable to register individual photographs whenever possible.

  5. I want to start a business selling t-shirts with my drawings on them but i'm not sure if i have to copyright them first.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Dana Howard Shultz
    2. Lu Ann Trevino
    3. Danial Alan Nelson
    3 lawyer answers

    The below does not constitute legal advice, does not form an attorney-client relationship, and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. You don't have to register your work before you use it in this fashion. However, it is advisable that you do register it, since pre-infringement registration is a prerequisite to statutory damages and attorneys fees against an infringer.

  6. Where can I get images/photos online that will not violate copyright laws?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Lu Ann Trevino
    2. Danial Alan Nelson
    2 lawyer answers

    The below does not constitute legal advice, does not form an attorney-client relationship, and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. There are several "microstock" services that license photographs for as little as $1. It may make much more sense to pay for licenses and receive security. While obtaining a photograph from someone purporting to be giving it away may protect you from a claim of wilful copyright infringement, you may still be liable if someone...