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Copyfraud is falsely claiming copyright ownership of content. This tag is for identifying and challenging copyfraud, understanding its implications, and related topics.

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Can I get into trouble for using a DnD monster name for a username?

I had planned on creating a Twitch/YouTube channel. My username on ps4 and other places contains the name of a DnD monster (the bugbear.) Would my channel ever be in danger of action against it from ...
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Copyright implications of dismissing Individual and Representative Plaintiffs v. Github Inc, Microsoft Inc, OpenAI (et al.) on derived LLMs

"Individual and Representative Plaintiffs v. GITHUB, INC., a Delaware corporation; MICROSOFT CORPORATION, a Washington corporation; OPENAI, INC., a Delaware nonprofit corporation; [...]" is ...
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Can I sell the file OR a print of a 3D model that I significantly altered?

I downloaded a freely available .stl file that is a fan-made model of a space ship from a well-known sci-fi universe. The fan posted the file under a Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial ...
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Is there a legal obligation for a webhost to attain the identity of a DMCA takedown's issuer?

There has been a rash of false DMCA take-downs affecting artists on Twitter, in conjunction with emails from the attacker offering to stop issuing the take-downs if given a ransom payment in bitcoin. ...
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Re-Release of MIT-licensed open-source app to the iOS App Store

TL:DR someone re-uploaded my MIT-licensed open-source app to the iOS App Store. WHAT HAPPENED I have created a small app for iPhone, which has been available on the App Store for over 2 years now. ...
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Copying an existing HTML page and use it, is that against any copyright law?

I found an online calculator that determines certain parameters I need. However, that calculator can be improved and more information added. I have improved it and now I want to make it public on my ...
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Can the prices of goods be copyrighted?

I am looking to publish a list of prices for which companies are willing to sell certain generic (commodity type) products. These companies have already published their own "price guides" that list ...
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Is it okay to commercially use Youtube videos that have creative commons license?

Sometimes, more than one youtube channel upload the same video under different licenses. Different licenses can be "Standard youtube license" and "creative commons". If I reused that video, will I ...
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Are tweets an intellectual property? [duplicate]

I am currently planning to use someone's tweet in my book & tweet won't include any images (which will made commercially available). So , first are tweets intellectual property protected by ...
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Is it illegal to download a watermarked image?

Is it illegal to download a watermarked image? I'm talking about those previews you get when browsing non-free stock images. Specifically asking about the act of downloading those watermarked ...
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Who owns the copyright to my image on my portfolio that I created?

I used to work in a design agency as a graphic designer/social media manager as an apprentice. I have done work for a client who is a take away/diner and since leaving the agency I have created new, ...
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How can a 3D Artist know that his model is being sold some where else?

How can a 3D Artist know that his model is being sold some where else? And with so much modification that he can tell that its his model but can't prove it? Suppose, I've created a 3D Model and then ...
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Where to draw the line when it comes to data Copyright law

I am currently developing a fitness utility application and have reached the point where I need to populate it with a real data-set. After quite a lot of research I found that there were literally no ...
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Does the United Kingdom have any copyfraud legislation?

A quick and (hopefully) simple question: Does the United Kingdom have any Copyfraud legislation? The linked Wiki page shows that the U.S. probably does, but it doesn't seem to be a specific offence ...
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