Questions tagged [copyright-notice]

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At what point does a wrongful “copyright strike” rise to the level of tortious interference?

There is currently a rapidly growing industry of live-streaming of video games and other general-interest content. A number of "content creators" (aka "streamers") are claiming ...
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Can I put a copyright notice on modified open source files?

I have a software project which is essentially a heavily modified piece of open source software. I'm wanting to add copyright notices to the file headers to protect my work, as it is possible for ...
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Using pictures from Wikimedia commons?

I'm writing a book (script for students) about art that will be published. I have a lot of images from Wikimedia Commons (photos of sculptures,...). Most of them are licenced so that "You must ...
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If I add a copyright disclaimer to my app, am I exempt of charges?

I'm creating a Pokemon Wiki app for Android with a lot of data related to Pokemon, including images, names etc. I've seen in the Google Play store a lot of apps like mine that contains ads and in-app ...
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Can I monetize a Pokemon themed App in Google Store [closed]

I have created a Pokemon themed app , and I'm going to upload it to Google Store but I have some doubts. I have two versions of the app , one free and another "premium" which costs 2$ , also ...
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How can Nintendo cartoon Captain N use video game characters owned by different companies without those companies appearing in the show's copyright?

Captain N was a late 80s cartoon which uses characters and settings from several games that are playable on the Nintendo Entertainment System console. Some of these are Nintendo owned, but there is a ...
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Usage rights for a composition that later turned out to be plagiarism

If an artist makes a composition and later turns out to be a plagiarism from another, who bought the rights, or perhaps used it because it was released under creative commons, will it have ...
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Using part of a copyrighted or trademark name in a product name

There is a software that called Mautic, i devloped an App/plugin that extends it's features and named it Mautify... Today i received an email from that software company telling me that my use to the ...
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Licensing code which uses a few lines from another library

I have a header and source file which the majority is mine, however there is at least one function which uses a few lines of code from another library (Apache 2.0) I will license said files with the ...
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Copyright statement with domain name

I am curious is there any legal force in a statement like Copyright (c) MyDomain.com. In other words, the copyright holder is a domain name or the owner of the domain.
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Copyright laws regarding a book originally published a few hundred years ago, then republished

There is this book (set), that was originally published a few hundred years ago (way before the copyright duration starts), but then recently published again, with some additions, in 1991, and in that ...
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Is remove and ignore a valid response for copyright infringement notice in the EU?

There is a Hungarian non-profit organization in the EU, which has a website. One of the members posted an article on that website and use a copyrighted image as an illustration. The image was ...
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Copyright notice year date after small revision?

We produce a Swedish boardgame in Sweden for the Swedish market, which includes a 4 page leaflet describing the game rules. This was originally published in 2008. We are now producing a new batch, and ...
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Copyright notices: a team or project declared as copyright holder

Sometimes I see copyright notices like Copyright © 2016-2018 The TokTok team. Copyright © 2013 Tox project. I wonder if I can use similar copyright notices in a project of mine (licensed under GPL). ...
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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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Do copyright notices need to be placed at the beginning of a file?

I'm a student and won't be publishing code any time soon, but I am working on improving the composition of my code. I'm interested in open source and I've only seen copyright notices and license text ...
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Using a website in an app under different name

In mobile development, you can embed a webpage in your app as part of the app. Now someone has asked me to embed a certain webpage from a website which offers a panel (which you have to buy) to their ...
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DMCA Takedown and counter notice when service provider

There's something I have trouble understanding. My app is considered a service provider and registered with copyright.gov Some time ago someone found some copyrighted work and filed a DMCA notice to ...
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Can copyright of a book be extended by the authors relatives?

The book in question is Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People". This is a screenshot taken from the amazon listing of the book: https://i.imgur.com/pYt4ws9.png This is the ...
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May I keep my copyright notice?

I have a small business website. I am using pictures with various licenses (license usage is correct). At the bottom of my page I am showing a copyright notice "copyright © 2019 my business name". Do ...
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Should I put my business's copyright notice on my client's website?

I co-own a web design agency, we're finishing up our first three jobs this week for some smaller, local mom-and-pop shops. Obviously the stakes aren't that high at the moment, but I was curious ...
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Can a trademark owner prevent third parties to create software for the related trademark service?

Pinterest is a social sharing web site. https://pinterest.com I have created a software that helps users to share photos online to Pinterest easily and quickly. https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/...
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Is it ok to name a character after a real life fighter jet?

I have a character in a world i am making along with a few others who are named after real life fighter jets both new and old however i was wondering if whatever i have made took off and got poplular ...
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Is it illegal to download copyright videos for free?

I want to publish fan-made videos on YouTube that contain clips from movies and TV shows. No money will be gained for myself. Is the act of downloading those movies and TV episodes for free, editing ...
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Is a software license still valid, if it claims copyright for previous years?

I had a FOSS project with a license which first mentioned "Copyright 2016". Then year 2017 came, and I replaced it with "Copyright 2017". After a while, I realized my mistake and replaced it with "...
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Can I use my first name's initial on a copyright notice?

Instead of this: MIT License Copyright (c) 2018 Firstname Middlename Lastname Can I do this: MIT License Copyright (c) 2018 F. Middlename Lastname Are there any legal caveats to this practice?
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Can I use the copyright symbol on my website without registration of copyright in India?

I wanted to ask whether I can use the copyright symbol on my website without actually registering it. COPYRIGHT © AUTHOR And is it allowed according to Indian copyright law? I came to know ...
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Can I use the copyright symbol and rights statement if I haven't registered the copyright?

Am I legally allowed to put the (C) Copyright, all rights reserved text at the bottom of my website, if I have a logo that I own but have not registered the copyright or trademark in the logo in ...
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What are the legal implications of providing software only with a copyright notice?

What does it mean when software is only provided with the following legend: "Copyright (C) 2016 John Doe Inc. All rights reserved." What are exactly the legal consequences of "All rights reserved"? ...
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What exactly does “Copyright © [year] [company]” on a website entail? [duplicate]

Almost every website has some variation of "Copyright © [year] [company]" at the bottom. Sometimes they also add "All rights reserved". What exactly do those terms entail? My biggest concern is this: ...
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How to properly maintain website footer copyright notice?

There are often 3 copyright notice formats one might come across in the footer of website: Copyright © [Year the site or page was published]-[Year always kept current] Copyright © [Year this page on ...