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Lior Y Leser

Miami Internet Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Do I own the copyright to my photography work if I was paid?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Lior Y Leser
    3. Angela Small Booth
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    5. Gene Bolmarcich
    5 lawyer answers

    Let's start with the obvious. Don't work without a contract. Much of this could have been easily decided if you had negotiated an agreement at the start of the engagement. Without an agreement, these issues may need to be decided on by a judge. That's never the ideal situation. As to your particular situation, there is no one correct response. It wi depend on the detail on what was said and done during the four years of engagement. For one thing, it will depend on whether there were several...

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  2. Is it legal to find someone on a freelancer site, but not pay through the site?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lior Y Leser
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    When you setup an account through one of the sites, you agree to abide by their terms of service. These terms are a binding agreement no different than if you signed a physical agreement. Usually this agreement will require you to complete the assignment by paying through the site. Failing to do that will constitute a breach of contract. My advice. Read the terms carefully.

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  3. Opening an online sports gambling website

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Michael Lee Kraemer
    2. Lior Y Leser
    3. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer is actually pretty simple. There is no grey issue here. Your idea is illegal anywhere in the United States except for Nevada and potentially New Jersey and Delaware. Federal law prohibits sports gambling (both professional and college) exempt in states with grand-fathered laws (like Nevada). There is an exception made for fantasy sports. There are also exceptions made in about 36 states allowing for individuals to wager on their own skills (two individuals competing in a sports...

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  4. Looking to create a website that deals with modeling / personal training / and dieting. Looking to hire a lawyer.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lior Y Leser
    2. Dennis Morgan
    3. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    4. Oscar Michelen
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
    5 lawyer answers

    I've worked on several Affiliate and lead generation websites similar to your planned site. If you are hiring writers to create content for your site, you are liable for the content. Chief among these issue involves regulations pertaining to expert testimonials and affiliate linking to commercial products. The FTC has an. Excellent guide on these issue and delineates your obligation in providing adequate and timely disclosures for each such affiliate relationship. Feel free to contact me if you'...

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  5. I'm Ernie. I'm in the process of starting a T-Shirt co consisting of putting acronyms & slogans on T-SHIRT. Do I C-right or TM?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lior Y Leser
    2. Erach Farrokh Screwvala
    3. Gene Bolmarcich
    4. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
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    Assuming your slogans are trademarkable (not always obvious and should be verified with tour lawyer), under trademark law, the minute the shirts go into the stream of commerce (when put up for sale) the slogans will be protected as trademarks (assuming the originality and non-descriptive nature of the slogans). This protection will be recognized by our court system. However, absent registration with the uspto, you will not be entitled to such legal benefits as statutory damages. If possible I...

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  6. How should one register copyrights for a derivative work (remix with cleared sample)?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    2. Lior Y Leser
    3. Mario Sergio Golab
    3 lawyer answers

    Your concerns are best dealt with in a comprehensive licensing agreement. It is by far a more important focus than the registration of the derivative work. Your rights to your performance and the derivative work will be determined through negotiation and failure to tighten your licensing agreement may result in loss of rights.

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  7. My softball team used an NBA team's logo design for our shirts, is this illegal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Gene Bolmarcich
    3. Lior Y Leser
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    5. John W. Rooney
    5 lawyer answers

    A team's logo is its trademark. Using it on your shirts is a trademark infringement regardless of your innocent intent and lack of profit motive.

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  8. Served by Bankrupcty Trustee

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Bruce Allan Wilson
    4. Lior Y Leser
    4 lawyer answers

    Absent any additional details, I would advise that you not close the company. Dissolving a company will not benefit you. Right now the company is the debtor. If you close it down, after a claim has been filed, shareholders might face personal liability. In addition, if the court sees your actions as an attempt to avoid a debt, you might face personal charges of fraud as well. Let the trustee go after the company for its lawful debts. You might be able to structure a deal whereby you receive a...

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  9. It is difficult to find an unused URL. What are the cautions when using a URL that may be similar to an existing one.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lior Y Leser
    2. James Juo
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    3 lawyer answers

    Basically you want to make sure that the domain name you choose is not claimed as a trademark by a competitor. Many domain names are descriptive in nature and not part of a registered or claimed trademark. Other domain names are identical to a claimed mark. Avoid those unless you are in a different industry and providing a noncompetitive product.

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  10. Is there such an agency called INTERNET copyright law enforcement agency

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. J Scott Scarbrough
    2. Maurice N Ross
    3. Lior Y Leser
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    5. Kevin Mark Jones
    5 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately there are many running scams that work by either appealing to greed or to fear. There is no government or regulatory agency by that name. The very fact that anyone would threaten you with jails makes this sounds like a scam. I receive many calls from individuals victimized by this type of Internet fraud. If you'd like you are free to send me a copying the letter you received and I'll let you know if you have anything to worry about.

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