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  • Other Party wants all rights to 2 IP's he Trademarked while we were domestic and bus. partners or (2nd case) married,

    I believe that since I was f/time domestic partner and bus. partner during both, tho never paid , promised equal rewards and listed as co-owner publicly I have legit claim to 1st and definitely to 2nd; does being married or not make the crucial di...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    This is a combination of family law and internet law issues. You should seek the advice of a local family law attorney first perhaps to discuss your rights in a California divorce. Your living together and being domestic partners may entitle you to some form of claim, however it is impossible to answer here in an open forum. Your best bet is to find an attorney to get a private consultation from. Good Luck.

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  • Did I violate my music publishing administration agreement’s “no assignment” clause by assigning copyright shares to heirs?

    My writing partner and I owned a pub company which has an Exclusive Administration Agreement covering several titles. It says that “rights, benefits, and obligations” are not assignable without consent of the other party. When my writing partner d...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    This is definitely a question that you should consult an attorney on. But as the answers above mention, you probably can get away with the assignment, because royalty rights are assignable to heirs in almost all situations regardless what a contract states, otherwise all music rights would revert to corporations and not to the individuals and their families. That being said it would be well worth your time and energy to use the find a lawyer tool on this site and discuss this issue with a few attorneys in your area. Best of Luck.

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  • This question is geared towards Adult Entertainment Attornies...Hosting Male Revue serving only Beer and Champagne

    Would like to host the show (revue) at a hotel using one of their conference rooms, my question is, what legal issues would I have face if I serve only Beer/Champagne (hotel supply) while hosting the Revue at the hotel? Would the hotel allow me a...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You should investigate similar businesses and their practices, (what they do to stay in line with the law). Also as discussed you should discuss the intended event with the hotel staff, regarding food and bev, as well as insurance. And if you are serious about your business it probably would not hurt to contact an entertainment attorney to help you navigate the local regulations.

    Best of Luck in your Endeavor.

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  • Can i sue the mall?

    I have a clothing store at the mall. My lease says that i can sell clothing (kids,womens, accessories and GIFTS)i had emojy pillows ( with smiley faces)for sell over a month, then leasing manager came and demanded to remove that product because so...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney in your area to discuss this lease issue with them. A landlord tenant attorney should be able to help you resolve your issue quickly. Good Luck.

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  • My daughter is writing some great songs,what form of copyright is need to sale her songs on itunes or even sale the songs wrote?

    How to sale songs youve written about your life?

    Zebulon’s Answer

    First Step: Start copyrighting the songs. You can do them as albums or individually, and do them online at copyright.gov or through the mail.
    Then your second steps may vary. You might have your daughter join a songwriters association or look for an agent or manager to help your daughter promote or "place" her songs.
    You should also consult an entertainment attorney before entering into any agreements. Good Luck.

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  • I was a victim of a hit and run at work which resulted in a back and shoulder injury. My question is my jobs insurance liable .

    I have been receiving workers comp and attending physical therapy.

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You should contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the accident. It is often the case that they can quickly discover the insurance carrier(s) that may be liable. Good Luck.

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  • Do I need an attorney

    I wanted to know if I am being harassed by one of my Manger a lady and she won't leave me alone I do my job but she always complain and want to talk to me but never closes the door and I have wrote a note to my director saying she is picking on me...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You may want to call an employment lawyer in your area to discuss the particulars of your situation. In a forum like this a lawyer could not give you a definitive answer without further information. Your best bet is to look for a lawyer who may specialize in workplace harassment and try to discuss your problem with them on the phone. You can use the find a lawyer tool here on avvo and try contacting them directly. Good Luck.

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  • Do I need an attorney to sell my life story to a movie producer? How do I do it?

    Do I need an attorney to sell my life story to a movie producer? How do I do it or what kind of attorney do I need? It's a good story.

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You should find an attorney to work with you in creating a contract for the purpose. Many attorneys might suggest a 'life story rights' type contract. This may be an option contract that gives the producer a window of opportunity to use your life story, and if they do not then the rights to any movie based on your life revert to you. I do suggest finding an attorney for a transaction like this. It may seem simple but you don't want to accidentally enter a contract that is too broad, too vague, or too long in duration without being properly compensated. Good Luck in your endeavor!

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  • I'm starting an online music distribution company - I know a corporate lawyer but is it mandatory to speak with a music lawyer?

    What legal concerns do I have to worry about for artists selling their music on my site? Will the lawyer draft my Terms of Service, Privacy Policy? Do I need to become an ASCAP member? I recall a company called Groove Shark being sued by record la...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    I would agree with Attorney Sack above, in that you might focus your search for the right counselor in the intellectual property / internet fields more so than the broad industry of entertainment law. While it is of course a complex industry with many steps to creating a successful viable business, there is a beauty in that... It is also a potentially very lucrative space as technology changes the distribution landscape. SO for all the warnings, don't loose heart, no major accomplishment is gonna drop in your lap. Look for a music intellectual property and/or internet specializing attorney. Good Luck.

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  • I attend a private school and if my school drops a sport, can I play for a public school?

    My school is thinking about dropping multiple sports

    Zebulon’s Answer

    This is a very fact specific question that is difficult for attorneys to assist you with in an online public forum such as this. You should try to find an attorney in your local area (jurisdiction) to consult. Someone may be able to give you their view of the situation, after reviewing the specific facts, free of charge. If you are female this may fall under Title 9 protection rules. It is worth looking into. Also, due to the fact you live in Florida, you might review the case of Tim Tebow's high school football career. Good Luck!

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