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Do people have the right to comment or live blog professional sports in the United States?

Do private persons have the freedom to live blog or comment on games on progress in professional sports? For example, can a web caster watch the game on TV and then give his running commentary and ...
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Do I have to pay movie licensing fees if I rent DVDs along with outdoor pavilions with movie projector/screen setup?

I know that if I were to show movies to a public audience, I would have to pay a licensing fee. But what if I were renting DVDs to customers along with renting out to them a small, private outdoor ...
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Using Copyrighted Material in Class Lectures or Projects

What kind of permission or citation is required to reference copyrighted material in a course lecture? (e.g. movie scenes and characters) What limits are there on course projects that relate to such ...
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Why does there appear to be a difference between depicting vehicles in games vs. in movies?

I've been trying to wrap my head around trademark/copyright/trade dress law in the US as it pertains to the depictions of real brands in fictional works. As far as I can identify, it is legal to ...
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For movies and tv series why is it okay to make a false advertisement by saying “This is a true story” when it is actually not?

In every opening scene of Fargo Season 3, it says that: This is a true story. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told ...
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UK Magistrate's court - appeal against revocation of child performance license

I am the father of a 14 year old girl. She is trying to find work as a professional child actor. She has been offered a role, but is currently not able to accept as Hampshire County Council initially ...
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Must the credit reel be displayed in a public performance/display of copyrighted works?

I'm the technical volunteer for a non-profit youth ministry. I do front-of-house sound and lighting for a weekly live show while (usually) another volunteer runs the video projector. I also setup ...