When you combine your excellent sentences into a screenplay, book, or script, come back and find an entertainment attorney to represent you in your quest for answers, a buyer, and publication. Once your movie has been bought by a major studio, and you are wealthy, it will only be a matter of time before you need not an attorney to learn what is going on behind the scenes. You will be behind the scenes yourself and will get to see firsthand! Good Luck!
As discussed you do have legal options regarding how you handle this situation. You should contact a business attorney who has litigation experience, and ideally also has entertainment film financing experience. There are many quality attorneys in the greater los angeles area that can help you in this manner. Your best bet is to get all your facts, evidence, emails, texts, lined up and go meet with a few attorney and find one to represent you. Good Luck.
On a fundamental level you want two key items completed. First you want your music copyrighted, there are various ways to protect your copyright but the best is a direct filing with the US copyright office, this creates the best record of the registration. Second, you want the song registered with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO), these include BMI, Ascap, and Seasac among others. These two steps are the most fundamental that you need to have in place for a song that is ready for the...
What you should do and what you must do are two seperate things. For example a sketch comedy clip for youtube does not need a company to get started. But a project like yours with a crew and cast means that you should start an entity like an llc to handle your business through. Good Luck.
My suggestion is call the offices of Michael Edward Nelson in Seattle WA. His firm are experts in the field and are a quite honest, ethical group. They will direct you to a local attorney in Oregon if they cannot help you. Good Luck.
As explained by Attorney Drantivy, it most likely not illegal in that the working relationship is voluntary and was loosely based to begin with. Just as important to consider, is that not all work and experience is paid in money at that moment. You are always free to leave such a position if you feel the work is too difficult or obtuse in exchange for the experience garnered.
Ask yourself why would an attorney pro offer an answer to this hypothetical question. Also ask yourself why or when a group of people would attempt to abduct a person open carrying.
Essentially, your question begets more questions, and there is no clear cut answer. If you really want to know your exact rights, find a local criminal defense attorney and schedule a meeting with them. Good Luck.
You should create a simple disclaimer on your website or league signup page informing participants that by participating they agree to be listed on the league site and team pages located therein. This should do the trick.