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What countries' copyright laws would I need to abide by if I wrote a heavily modified rearrangement of an existing song for third-party usage?

Let's say that I, citizen of Alicetopia in the EU, were creating a derivative work of a copyrighted composition. This would be a heavily modified instrumental rearrangement of an existing song, to the ...
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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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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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Use of illegally downloaded fonts

If a person downloads a font illegally, but doesn't use it for commercial purposes, what are the legal and ethical implications of their usage? Could the font be ethically (and legally) used for ...
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Copyright infringement of 10 second music clip

I have recently created an animation/parody of famous song and have added about an 8 second clip of the song as the background audio for my animation. However, I would like to post the animation (...
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Intellectual Property Issues associated with a Public Speach?

Can a public speech be copyrighted or otherwise protected with regard to intellectual property ?? (with regard to Melania Trump’s speech before the Republican National Convention)
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Section 107 and 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act

I have seen an book Chemistry Essential for Dummies on web which says that No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, ...
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Can I share an academic article with people who contact me via email after they have seen my web annotation?

Am I allowed to share an academic journal article (e.g. downloaded from ScienceDirect) with people who contact me via email through a Hypothesis annotation that I left on the web page of the ...
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Would it be illegal to make a exact replica of a browser game for Android?

I found this browser game that I really like and that I think could easily be ported to Android. Would it be illegal/could I get in trouble for taking this browser game and making an exact replica of ...
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How does Akinator not violate copyright law?

Akinator, the app and website, both display images of what I assume is copyrighted material. How do they manage to get around copyright law? Is this considered fair use?
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copyright, fair use and online dictionaries/translations/word list

For a language app I need short word bilingual definitions and word lists, containing info such as word frequency and part of speech. I would like to use a selection of many online sources to do this....
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Copyright of academic teaching material eg wikipedia, other websites

In the UK, can you search and learnscience materials from websites, found throught search engine eg google, even if the teaching material is not referenced accuratelly or at all (references towards ...
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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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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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