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Can I use clips of another show I created in my own feature film? [closed]

The opening scene of my film is of a out-of-work TV writer, explaining his background to two TV network commissioners, where he plays a brief clip (2 seconds) of a sitcom pilot that he created. The ...
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Baseball caught: Ownership? Can one leave?

A spectator found the baseball of Shohei Ohtani's first home run in the bleachers. According to the linked article, she was surrounded by security and pressured to give up the ball (so that Ohtani can ...
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If a company uses an idea from an online wishlist for a videogame can they be sued for copyright infringement?

I posted a very specific / blueprint idea for features in a videogame and the corporation 100% used it and made millions from it. This wasn't just 1 idea, this was a nearly 1000-word "blueprint&...
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What did Arden LJ mean by "estate", in "legal estate in the shares" of an unlimited corporation?

I am baffled by Arden LJ (as she then was) at para. 59 in Pennington & Anor v Waine & Ors [2002] EWCA Civ 227. So, too, in Re Rose, Rose v IRC the Court of Appeal held that the beneficial ...
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Is Microsoft allowed to bring Playstation games (that were ported to PC) to Xbox, or would they face legal backlash?

Sony's Playstation has several games exclusive to their console (e.g. Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart, God of War, Horizon Forbidden Dawn). Recently, Sony ported these games to PC, making them available ...
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How to complain when the offender cannot be located? [closed]

I am pursuing a noise complaint in the London Borough of Bromley. The noise is coming from a car park beneath a block of flats. I know the company that manages the car park, but they are not ...
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Do creative works that utilize generative AI require attribution?

Suppose I create content (videos, essays, etc.) that utilizes generative AI to create illustrations (e.g. Midjourney, DALL-E, etc.), do I need to cite the AI tool I used? Will I still be the copyright ...
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Does ownership of an abandoned/lost item at some point “revert” to the person who has found it?

Omar left his jacket in a pub and Alice picks it up after he left and chased after him, but by the time she got out and looked around on the street, he was already on the bus that rounded the corner ...
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Basis of real property ownership in civil law and non-Anglosphere countries

In England and perhaps other common law jurisdictions, property ownership is governed by the feudal remnant called "tenure", whereby what is commonly called "owning" is actually a &...
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App Store app Ownership

Lets say hypothetically 5 years ago someone (Person A) created a company with someone else (Person B) and they split the company 80 (Person B) / 20 (Person A) and then used that company information to ...
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Will this be considered proof of purchase?

Each product has a traceable serial number, and to operate the product, it must be registered and activated through the manufacturer's software. The registration and activation process requires the ...
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Extent of employer's ownership of personal IP

My employer's Code of Business Conduct & Ethics document that I have to sign has the following snippet. My employer is in oil and gas in Calgary, Canada. I have artistic projects like games that I'...
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Would something sold by accident have a claim from the intended buyer?

Say an item in a checkout line is accidentally scanned and paid for by the person in front of the person who wanted to buy it. Say it's the last of an item, and the person who paid decides to keep it. ...
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How (and how effectively) is complete corporate self-ownership prevented?

Corporations are not supposed to be able to have no ultimate beneficial owners. If A Inc. holds 100% of B Group, B Group is not supposed to be able to own 100% of A Inc. How effectively are these dead-...
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when uploading videos to tiktok/youtube, as oringal content creators what copyright do we transfer to the platform, what is left to the creators?

when uploading videos to tiktok/youtube, as original content creators what copyright do we transfer to the platform, what is left to the creators? where can we learn more those "laws" on ...
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Hypothetically, in the U.S., is it legal for a parent to sell items inherited by their minor child?

Let’s say that a minor child, who is very close to the age of majority, inherits a house in which that minor child had lived with only one of their parents, until that parent’s death. Now let’s say ...
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Legal ramification of becomming incompetent with regards to financial accounts

A spouse becomes mentally incompetent as a result of an auto-accident. What happens to the individual brokerage and bank accounts of the incapacitated spouse? Would a power of attorney (POA) or ...
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Property ownership of liquidated company

Around a decade ago the company I was working for launched a new startup. It was owned by my company and I was tasked to work as a consultant helping them set up their IT infrastructure 50% of my time....
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Can we use images from Wikimedia Commons in a product that we sell?

Say we are creating an educational application that needs to use a number of images as part of its lessons. Since it would be prohibitively expensive if we had to hire an artist to create all the ...
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What makes a car not a “negotiable” chattel?

Another answer contrasts negotiable instruments like currency with the example of a car where a thief of the car doesn’t “own” the car and cannot transfer ownership. What is it about a car that makes ...
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Who owns money (EUR) as a thing in the EU?

The European Central Bank prints money (EUR) and puts it into circulation. It is therefore the first owner. Are persons who take possession of the money also owners at the same time? I am talking here ...
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Car for rent and drugs

Lets say there is a person who rents a car out to a friend. This arrangement goes well for the first few months. Then a large amount of illegal drugs are discovered in the car while the friend is ...
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What are the precise criteria for making a place a legal residence for a person in Denmark?

I would like to know the legal requirements for a dwelling to be considered legal and fit for registering as a residence with the government, in Denmark. I would prefer a complete, clear checklist, if ...
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Can my mom take away my phone on police order?

Let's say there is a minor. He/she buys and currently pay for his/her phone. The minor's guardian demanded that the minor relinquish his/her phone and the minor did not agree. After the police were ...
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Is there a law against destroying works of art of historic importance when you are the owner?

At work we recently had a bit of a debate about whether or not it would be legal to destroy a work of art if you are the owner of said work. A few years ago, Banksy destroyed his own painting by ...
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If a rift expands the surface of one's land (e.g., resulting from an earthquake), who owns the new land?

Looking at the geological pictures of the 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake made me wonder: If a rift expands the surface of one's land, who owns the new land (i.e., the rift)? I'm mostly interested in the ...
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Is the reading of website meta tags generally prohibited?

Problem: I would like to create a plugin for my website. This Plugin makes it possible to recognise a shared link in a comment field. Afterwards the plugin fetch the link and scrape the meta data of ...
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Does cascade of ownership indicate ownership?

Does cascade of ownership indicate ownership? Person A owns 100% shares of a business entity B. Business entity B owns a business entity C. Business entity C owns a house D. Two questions please: ...
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Copyright Ownership of a Translated Article Appearing in a Book in Which an Online Translator was Used

As a follow-up to Attributing the Assistance of an Online Translator for a Book's Chapter---Is It Necessary?, and at the suggestion of @DaleM: QUESTION: Would an author of a book who incorporates ...
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Assuming a one trillion dollar coin exists, and is stolen, is there are sequence of events that could lead to someone legally owning it?

A funny (and seemingly legal, if absurd) proposal during the current debt ceiling debate is to mint a one trillion dollar platinum coin and deposit it with the Treasury to reduce the debt below the ...
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What constitutes legal ownership of a dog in Utah?

Context An acquaintance rescued a dog that had been abandoned and was looking for someone to adopt her. My wife and I offered to take the dog and find her a home because we were in a better position ...
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When does money become money? (When is a debt "realized"?)

A lot of taxable liabilities depend on the notion of when a monetary gain is "realized", but it is not clear to me how this is defined legally. For example, if a person sells stock, then the ...
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Can a Housesitter allow a bailiff entry to a property?

This question fairly closely relates to the below linked question, but does differ in it’s question. Legal standing as a house-sitter during a bailiff visit Suppose a high court writ has been received ...
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What happens with the ownership of land where the landowner no longer exists?

When the houses in my area in England were built, a small patch of land remained unused / not build on. This was about 50 years ago. While all other land was sold off with the houses, this patch of ...
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If Twitter were to declare bankruptcy would Elon Musk retain control/ ownership afterwards?

If a company declares bankruptcy it doesn't necessarily cease operating, in the US it could continue operating under Chapter 11. Ownership would then go to the creditors of Twitter. But who are those? ...
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Can a joint tenancy's right of survivorship be invalidated by providing evidence that one of the four unities has not been met?

In a scenario where two non-married, but related people, establish a joint tenancy with regard to ownership of real property without legal representation, can heirs challenge the validity of said ...
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Concealing One's Identity from the Public When Purchasing a Home

I have heard, that in the United States, some individuals are able to conceal their identities from the public when purchasing a home by setting up a LLC and buying the house through the said ...
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Selling a product using a hardware with replaced software

I bought an unbranded China-made Wi-fi router and I replaced the built-in firmware/software with another firmware/software and make it as a portable computer with my own software installed in it. In ...
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If a person claims a backpack that was in a vehicle do they also claim what was in the backpack?

There are 2 people riding in a vehicle. The passenger left his backpack in the vehicle. The driver gets pulled over and the police search the vehicle. The passenger is not in the vehicle but their ...
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Who owns the ancient alien bases hidden underneath Antarctica?

I know most of you don't believe in "aliens," but my friend John MacQuoid believes there are underground ancient alien bases in Antarctica. Yeah, I know this sounds ludicrous, but according ...
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The right to vote and property ownership?

In 1792, in France even men without property were enfranchised. How was it before exactly? What is meant by ‘without property’? Only those who didn’t own a home or a piece of land? Or any kind of ...
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Are countries owned?

I'm trying to understand something. Businesses in the United States have one or more owners, correct? That said a business is an entity. A corporation is a person owned by many persons called ...
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Who owns geocaches and their contents?

When someone places a geocache, presumably that person owns the container; it wouldn't make sense for anyone except them (or possibly Groundspeak? I don't think the ToS transfer ownership) to own it. ...
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Filing a patent without 100% ownership

Along with a co-inventor, who is employed by company ABC Pty Ltd, you invent "Gadget Thing". (To be clear: you are not employed by ABC Pty Ltd.) It looks like a great, first-of-field ...
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When do I own a car (private sale)

Let's say I buy a car in a private sale. I pay the seller, and we fill out the change of ownership form. Some time later (or perhaps the next day), the seller will post the form, and it will probably ...
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Patent applications prior to assignment from all Inventors (assume all *will* cooperate)

Company X is the sole applicant for a patent application that has now entered National Phase. How problematic might it be that Company X has not yet obtained/recorded Deeds of Assignment from either ...
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What imaginative detours could be taken to get around the legal impossibility for an AI to be a legal entity?

I was reading about corporations and trusts and came to wonder how one could use existing legal tools to allow a robot to be as "autonomous" as possible. I imagine a foundation or non-profit ...
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If I jointly own a piece of land in the UK and the other party starts a business. Would I be liable for the business

I jointly own a piece of land with my sibling on which we have built stables. They are planning to rent out a number of the stables to another party. The business will be their interest only (I will ...
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How much change to a company’s copyrighted picture is needed?

A picture of a slipcover on a company's website- a company's sofa will always look the same. If you had the sofa picture would look the same so how can it be modified enough? I understand you can't ...
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What is the difference between ownership and exclusive sovereignty in terms of US land law?

Yesterday a Law YouTuber by the handle 'Lehto's Law' made a video titled "Yes, You Own the Airspace Over Your Property" in which he describes that indeed you do own the air over your ...
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