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Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik

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  1. Use of mp3 clip on personal website under AL intellectual property law

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik
    2. Oscar Michelen
    3. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3 lawyer answers

    I take a slightly different approach to answering the question than the other lawyers, and that is to ask another question: How much of a risk are you willing to take? The good and bad thing about fair use is that it is meant to be a situation-specific release valve from the otherwise harsh rules of the copyright law. Copyright is a strict liability statute: If you exercise an author's exclusive rights without permission, you are an infringer, unless you meet an exception such as fair...

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  2. I am looking for an attorney to write letters on several issues for my business?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik
    2. Karen L Brady
    2 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to tell you that most attorneys would not feel comfortable sending out letters under their signature without knowing the underlying facts, which does involve some research and thus time investment. I am not saying you won't find someone, but you should have realistic expectations. You should feel free to search on Avvo for business attorneys. Also, the best referrals are generally going to be from people you know, so ask other business people you know, particularly others in the...

  3. Reconsider - 1939 Uncoprighted Catalog - Can it now be copyrighted by me?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Oscar Michelen
    2. Bradley D Smith
    3. Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik
    3 lawyer answers

    In order to obtain copyright in a work that is derivative of something in the public domain, you have to add your own originality to it. Assuming you are correct that this is in the public domain (a problem I am not attempting to analyze here), what originality can you add to the materials? Simply converting it to electronic form likely is not enough. Writing your own original materials as introductions and to update what was already there for each of the old entries will give you verifiable...

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