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  • How do legal age laws coincide with entertainment law in a situation without legal consent by a guardian?

    I was a minor in a musical group for 2 years (from age 15 to 17). During the time, no informed consent was ever given by a legal guardian for my intellectual property to be used, photographs and videos to be taken with and without my knowing by an...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    This is a critical question that needs to be discussed with a qualified attorney in private. It is a good example of the limitations of the avvo forums. An attorney cannot give you a definitive answer to such a delicate and sensitive question here. I suggest you use the find a lawyer tool and find an attorney in your area. Call around and find someone you can talk to and feel comfortable with. Good Luck resolving the situation.

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  • Can I approve sync deals if my co-writer gave me a written permission to try out the song for any, all purposes for profit?

    hello my co-writer/vocalist signed a cowriter agreement that includes a clause saying that "you(the cowriter) acknowledges permission is given to me to try out the song for any, all purposes whether or not for profit.." I wanna pitch the song for...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    This line in your agreement probably is not clear enough to grant you a power of attorney (a power to sign for a co-writer), however you may be able to sign on behalf of all co-writers with their approval. But considering your co-writer is in disagreement over the use and release of the song, you might be advised to be careful about trying to license it without their consent. Your best bet is to search for an attorney to consult in private and have them review your co-writer agreement in it's entirety, this is your safest best course of action, because many other factors in the contract may influence whether or not you have full control over the song commercially. Good Luck.

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  • Is reselling tickets online above face value legal in California?

    California has a law prohibiting scalping: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=00001-01000&file=346-367g The law has nothing specific to say about online ticket sales, except potentially the following phrase: "or...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You may want to investigate various ticket reselling sites and their terms of service. Stubhub comes to mind. If you are doing this regularly you may want to find a local attorney to consult on the subject so that you can have assurances that your activity is not more risk than reward. Good Luck.

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  • How can we recover our money without making a legal mess out of this situation.

    We sold football equipment to a team in need in our area on a payment plan to help them. We have a contract that has been notarized. They have stopped making payments since November of 2015 leaving a balance of over $1000.00 and even in the event...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You could also try to make them a settlement offer and say that if they can't accept you will need the equipment back; and if they can't do either of those options then you will be forced to take them to small claims court. Sorry to hear about the unfortunate situation.

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  • Can I reverse a picture, mirror effect a picture to have copyrights belong to me?

    Copyrights from a photography company If i do the mirror effect It wouldn't be the same picture anymore so could I do that and not get in legal trouble

    Zebulon’s Answer

    There is a component to copyright law that is known as the substantial similarity test. By what you have described your modification would most likely be substantially similar and therefore could get you in trouble. Always be careful using others images and photography without permission. Good Luck!

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  • What is the rationality of a Bait Car as entertainment? What is the proportion of the technique in accordance with Zip Codes?

    I watched bunch of young people in a predominantly black community got in Bait Car and started asking each other on hidden camera what they gonna do with the car? They don't even know where they were going to park the Cadillac but they became ...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    Perhaps you develop this apparent lack in the marketplace by building a show concept around alternative bait situations. It may well find a receptive audience. Good Luck.

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  • Would I have the upper hand in court if my roommates made no effort in finding a replacement roommate after three months?

    I live in a 3 bedroom apartment with 2 other girls, & we each signed a separate lessons; therefor, we are jointly and severely responsible. Only one month after moving in, the two girls decided to throw some parties which resulted in illegal activ...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    If you end up in small claims court you may use the evidence of dangerous and illegal activity to bolster your argument. Essentially, you must argue that their actions forced you to abandon your lease, and dispute your best efforts they have been intentionally uncooperative in your efforts to find a sub lessee. It a muddy mess and I am sorry to hear of such an unfortunate circumstance, but your best bet for some peace of mind would be to find a local landlord tenant attorney to consult regarding your options. Importantly you may wish to put the other two roommates on written notice that you believe them to be forcing you out and stymieing your efforts to find a new tenant. Good Luck.

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  • Can I take out a protection order if my child is not a victim but feel could be in future since repeated history ?

    My five year old child mother moved in a man and married a man ,who has a at least 3 different charges just past 2 years of just child endangerment and aggrivate assualt and family volience .( also including burglary, drug,criminal trespassing.th...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    This is a serious situation that is quite unfortunate. Contact a local family law attorney to discuss your options. You will likely want to seek a modification of the custody agreement, and you have significant reason to want such a modification. Good Luck.

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  • What can i do to get the money for those hours

    I worked for a company that basically to me because, I hadn't seen the hr dept they didnt have to pay me for the 58.25 hours i worked.

    Zebulon’s Answer

    Call an employment attorney in your area so that you can fully discuss the details in confidence. You do most likely have a remedy. Good Luck.

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  • Can I be charged with terroristic statements for a post I left on my Instagram page saying that I would beat her ass.

    An ex-girlfriend's parents are trying to press charges on me for a statement that I made to their daughter on Instagram. I told her that i would beat her ass if she kept spreading rumors on me.

    Zebulon’s Answer

    As stated above, yes you may be charged, but due to the fact it is a conditional statement then the charges probably wouldn't "stick". Nevertheless, you should avoid making posts online in any harassing manner as they become a part of your permanent digital record and could be used against you at some later time. Furthermore, while you have a defense as stated above, you wouldn't want to be pulled into court and have to convince a judge of your innocence, because there may be other factors and evidence that get introduced against you such as texts or any other messages.

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