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Melinda S. Giftos

Melinda Giftos’s Answers

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  • I want to use and sell other's quotes on artwork

    I have read through a couple similar questions, and for the most part, understand. But there was a question about Dr. Seuss. As Theodor Geisel has passed, would it be legal to then use his quotes? And what about quotes that I see on the interne...

    Melinda’s Answer

    You may use it so long as it constitutes a "fair use" of the work. Whether the use is fair depends on several factors, including the nature of the work and how much you are quoting. If you are using a relatively small quote as part of a much larger work, you may be okay. However, fair use is complex and there are no bright line rules to determine whether your use is fair. Your best bet is to contact a copyright attorney, who can review the artwork you have in mind with you. Best of luck to you.

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  • What can i do with very little fund's and knowlege but what seem's to be a very good idea

    I have a very simple invention, it's a very simple device. actually it's been invented for a completly differant use. I would modify it a little and change the material it's made of for greater durability. I have used it many times it works great ...

    Melinda’s Answer

    You should talk more specifically to a patent attorney. It will take some expenditure on your part to determine whether your invention is patentable. If it is, while you may not have great resources, if your idea is a great one, you may be able to obtain angel or other funding options.

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