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guidelines for using fragments of film within other film

I'm writing a screenplay where a character is obsessed with a movie, and I want to show him watching this movie three times, each scene includes a segment of about a 60 seconds. What would be the ...
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Is using Twitch-broadcasts solely for research fair use?

For my bachelor thesis, I need to download ~10Tb of data from Twitch via Twitchleecher. I would like to use it for Deep-learning (emotion recognition), which means processing the data and deleting it ...
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Is it illegal to record a voicemail greeting?

Let's say I wanted to compile voicemail greetings for a fun project which may be put online. The voicemails would be of school district administrators from their office phone numbers. Would the ...
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Why register a logo as trademark if copyright protects it?

If everything I created is protected by the copyright; No one can use it without my permission. Why would I need to register it as a trademark to protect it? If something is too simple to create, it ...
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Does this usage fall under “fair use”?

I am considering writing an open source software, which would help writers and editors in their work. For this means, it would incorporate suggestions based on statistical analysis of English book ...
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To share a summary of a book, and put my name on it, is illegal?

I made a summary of a book I used in class years ago in order share it with my students. In the summary, I took whole sentences and equations from the original book, and reduce the pages from 600 to ...
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Is a gif of a feature film, or a still of a video clip, always fair-use?

How far does the fair-use doctrine go? For example, it seems like many popular feature films have become part of the GIF and internet meme culture, where GIFs of various episodes are posted on ...
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How to avoid copyright infringement when quoting/sourcing a reference work?

If I was engaging in a for-profit activity (writing a book that will be sold or starting a monetized blog, for example) that required the use of many scientific facts, how would I go about collecting ...
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Are pirated movies and software legal for personal use?

Is it legal to download pirated movies or software for personal---that is non-commercial---use?
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Why don't publishers release journal articles whose copyright have expired into Public Domain?

Consider this journal article by John Maynard Keynes, a British economist who died in 1946 (the article in question was published in 1943). The journal (still published) is based in the UK, and thus, ...
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Can I used an ASCII generated version of a copyrighted image in my game?

I'm going to guess the likely answer is no, but I'm interested to know more. So let's say I have an image of James Bond from Goldeneye. Then let's say I run it through ASCII art generator such as ...
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Legal to create a publicly-available multiple choice test on a publicly-available resource?

I am a web developer, and also have children, and had the idea of creating multiple choice tests on a "resource". Take for example a BBC nature documentary on Netflix. Actually that's NOT public so ...
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Sharing sports video clips, is it Fair Use?

I own a little Instagram page related to football, and one question came to mind. Let's say that I take a video showing a beautiful goal from a soccer game and share it to Instagram, Twitter, or any ...
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Is it legal to reproduce readings from a textbook on a personal blog?

I'm reading a textbook on Ancient Greek that has readings at the end of each chapter. After I finish the reading, I would like to publish my translation to my blog, and above my translation reproduce ...
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Old Photo copyright

Almost finish with writing a business book - and am going through some of the illustrations to make sure I have copyright permissions and attributions. Here's a problem I've encountered: There are a ...

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