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  • My book publisher and I are having problems. If I cancel the contract she says she will retain the rights to the "book files".

    We signed a contract in April of 2015. She did not publish my book until November of 2015. The contract says she will pay me every six months, beginning in April of 2016. She has not paid me and will not tell me how many copies of the book have so...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    Yes, a private review of the agreement is your best course of action. You can use this site to locate a lawyer who you feel can help you examine your options within the agreement. Even if someone were to retain a "file" you would still control the right to publish distribute and profit from your work. Good Luck.

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  • Do artists and record labels who publish theirs songs need to register their works with the US copyright office?

    l have heard that "Songs that are famous club hits--well known in nightclubs in the U.S., often generate no royalties or other revenues for the artists and record labels". So, that being said, do they really need to register?

    Zebulon’s Answer

    The short answer is yes and no. Yes, you should register songs to avoid any headaches down the road like proving your ownership and collecting monies. No, you don't Need to register them, as you theoretically have a copyright the moment you record the song in a medium. But do you want to give a potential thief the keys to your home? Do you want to drive an untitled car and hope the cop realizes that it is in fact your car? Probably not, so your best bet is to register them in some form or fashion, or take steps to prove your ownership and authorship, there are many ways to better secure your copyright that are not a federal copyright filing. Do some internet research, like you are doing by posting this, and if you are serious about music as a career find an attorney to consult and they will help you protect your music in the most effective ways available. Good Luck.

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  • Where can I get a lawyer for my writing career!?

    I am a writer in need of a need a lawyer's help to keep my writing, to publish my writing, and to get a literary agent that is reputable for my writing

    Zebulon’s Answer

    It is great you are taking steps to take your business seriously and protect your writing product. An attorney consultation is a great first step. Use the find an attorney tool on this site to find one you like and feel is capable of helping you based on their resume and your conversations over the phone. Good Luck with your writing.

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  • Money lost in a not so legit school. What right do I have to sue

    Basically my little sister went to a one year lpn program in Ga which claimed to be an extension for a school based in Florida. After she finished she got her diploma. So all she had to do was register and take her board exams. When she sent her a...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    As discussed you should probably seek the private counsel of an attorney to talk in detail about the circumstances, and especially the "representations" made by the school. The potential for a successful suit depends on a very close look at all the details, so look around and find a good lawsuit (litigation) attorney or one that has experience in this type of matter. Good Luck.

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  • Is the law of Florida allow to the street artist to entertain the audience?

    my question is: Are the street artists need a license or any permission to show their program in front of the walking people on the pedestrian zone around the beach? I am asking for the area of Hollywood Beach, Florida and Miami Beach, Flo...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    As discussed by Attorney Kerestes, this is an issue of local ordinances. If your music is good I doubt anyone will complain ;) , but nevertheless you may want to do a little research at the web sites and places suggested so that you can be sure you wont get written a citation or shooed away legally. Good Luck.

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  • Can I hire a attorney to write a demand letter

    My attorney just dropped me as a client. I am wondering how can I go about getting a attorney to write me a formal demand letter. I'm just not willing to give up yet

    Zebulon’s Answer

    Yes, you can definitely seek out a second opinion from an attorney. I bet you can find a qualified one who can help you find closure in your case or work the case to your better satisfaction. Good Luck.

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  • What do I do if there is a harassment claim on my background?

    A preivous employee of mine filed a harassment claim against me 3 months ago after I terminated her. I assume it was never granted, as I was never notified/served with papers. However I recently had a background check done and there it is. I had ...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You should look at the details of what appears on the record search and either go find an attorney or go directly to the nearest courthouse to where the claim may have been filed and seek to have it removed from your record. Make sure it is not an active charge that has yet to be resolved. Good Luck.

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  • Can you be sued for a negative online review even if you delete it?

    I posted a review of an employer on Glassdoor.com recently. Last week, Glasdoor contacted me saying that an attorney for the company asked them to delete the review because they thought I made parts of it up. Everything that I wrote was true, ...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    As discussed you will be fine if you did as requested and removed an erroneous review. But you should try and avoid such in the future it seems.

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  • First time offender child abuse

    i found naked pictures of my 15 year old step daughter and other boys in her phone also found out she is sexual active i lost it slapped her three times leaving her with black eyes my wife also was involved she only blamed me i was arrested and ch...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    Wrong type of question for the forums. You need to find a criminal defense attorney.

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  • Why would a witness for the prosecution subpoena say state vs the said witness?

    My son John Smith got a witness for the prosecution subpoena.

    Zebulon’s Answer

    this is a question beyond the forums. more information and background is needed. So therefore I suggest you contact an attorney as soon as possible. good luck.

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