For example, if a financial based technology company were required to hold the Series-XXX licenses and be registered with the SEC, what are some alternatives that they may take to get to market faster? As these requirements take years to fill. May...
Those regulations are there to protect everyone. Consumers and Company alike. They provide frameworks, and roadmaps that allow predictability and assurance to the company that by complying with them, it can avoid much of the liability and risk that would otherwise surround its business.
But if you want to avoid or "get around" regulations... Take the business somewhere that doesn't have such regulations. There are countries that don't. But they'll have other risks and challenges.See question
I have a hip hop artist who has a huge following and what I believe to be marketable music . If you are a entertainment attorney or can referral someone we don't mind give up a percentage of the signing bonus for whomever help get deal . You can l...
"Shipping" deals is no longer something many entertainment lawyers do. It's too time consuming and unproductive. The handful of lawyers who are able to successfully get demos or even fully finished albums into the right hands at record labels are those who have close ties to those labels. Chances are, you won't find them here, and the terms you propose wouldn't be all that exciting to them.
Breaking new artists is really the job of the manager and producer. If you're the manager (you say "I have a hip hop artist..."), don't expect to delegate your job to a lawyer. Go out and beat the bushes... talk to people... Get the artist some gigs, build a following, establish a fan-base, and get him/her some opportunities to collaborate with other, well-known artists. This will get him/her noticed.. Leverage relationships with other artists, producers, etc. Have them talk this artist up to their labels and publishers.
Time consuming? Yes. There are no "overnight" successes. What seems to the outside world to happen very suddenly, is almost always the result of years of hard work and dedication.
Hire the lawyer when there's a deal to be negotiated... Lawyers are notoriously bad at sales and marketing, anyway. :-)See question
After we filed our complaint and went to the courtroom to gt a hearing date "within five days" we find out the judge is on vacation for 19 more days? So do we have to go ex parte to get another judge to set the hearing date? Is it the responsibili...
The Court is unlikely to reset the hearing without your taking action to make that happen. You'll need to file a petition to set a hearing. And yes, the ex parte request for reassignment probably makes sense.See question
My question is in regards to an online personality on Youtube named DarkSydePhil who runs a gaming channel called DSPGaming. What DarkSydePhil or DSP for short does is play the newest games from front to back while commentating on top of the gamep...
There have been a few cases dealing with infringements of copyright in works where the works themselves were not authorized, (i.e., "fair use"). I think what you describe falls into this category. DSPs videos are likely not authorized, and therefore either infringing, or fair use.
Does that excuse someone else from copying those works? No. Unless the copies are fair use themselves.
But that's a determination that has to be made on a case-by-case basis. There's no clear, bright-line rule that determines what Is or Is Not fair use.
For more about fair use, see my explainer at http://firemark.com/fairuseinbriefSee question
Ethical? Yes - even if the actions are legal, you have ethical and moral considerations over whether it's the "right" thing to do. This is a personal/cultural/societal consideration. Not a legal one.
Privacy? It depends on the content of the material. It's possible that it violates someone's rights of privacy in a number of ways. Was the recording done by means of INTRUSION into the subject's solitude and seclusion? Does the material somehow present the person in a FALSE LIGHT? Does the material reveal something private, personal, and embarassing about a person who has a reasonable expectation of privacy? Does the material involve unauthorized use of a person's name or likeness in a way that a reasonable person would consider offensive?
Legal concern? Yes, if the images are protected by copyright law (which they likely are). Also, if the recording is unauthorized, or if the above privacy concerns exist..See question
I want to start a business selling t-shirts with the image of a postage stamps on them. I would also like to sell the images of the stamps as artwork. The image of the stamp would be much larger than the size of a postage stamp.
IN many cases, the images used on postage stamps are licensed by the postal service, and the copyrights are owned by third parties. If the Postal Service actually commissions a painting or other image, then it may be fair game. More research is required into each specific image you wish to use.See question
I have watched wicked the musical many different times, and I like to record it so I can listen to it over and over again. I'm not trying to hurt anyone, I'm not trying to drive wicked the musical out of business or anything. Is it against the law...
Yes, it's against the law. Your ticket to the show is a contract. One condition of that contract is that you may not record, film, tape or otherwise copy the contents of the show. Under Federal, State and city laws and regulations, it is illegal to record without the consent of the producers. When you're in New York City, you are subject to the laws there, even if you live elsewhere.See question
My family flepad domestic violence now due to teachers negligence my family has been found
Your question is somewhat garbled, so I'm going based mainly on the headline.
Generally, parental consent is NOT required to photograph a person when they're in a public place.
Parental consent is NOT required to publish a photo of a kid taken in a public place.
Parental consent IS required if the photograph is used for commercial purposes (i.e., attached to a brand, service, or product being offered for sale)
Vermont law may have specific provisions that cover your situation, so you should consult with a local attorney.See question
Afraid her not paying her taxes, garbage might bite me in the long run.
Title search and title insurance will go a long way to covering you in this situation. But you should, as others have said, do your due diligence. Search the property records, and confirm that all taxes have been paid. A realtor and/or escrow company will know how to do this quickly and easily. This, after all, is the point of escrow... Making sure everything is "clean" before you finalize the transaction.See question