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What does "materially different" mean in this case? How different do future sculptures need to be to qualify? There really is no precise set of standards or strict criterion, but the issue has to do with likelihood of confusion. A subsequent sculpture created by your father would qualify as "materially different" unless it renders a reasonable person ...


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Whoever "derived" the illegal derivative work most likely has copyright in his derivations, unless they are not worth copyright protections. Say I take the Harry Potter books and add a few chapters and try to sell it - that's copyright infringement of course, but I have the copyright on these additional chapters. However, I don't have the right to allow ...


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A transcription constitutes an original creative work. The sequence of words underlying the manuscript is not protected by copyright because of the age of the work, what is protected is that which results from creatively deciding which modern letters are present in the manuscript. It is not just brow-sweat that gives protection to the transcription (as would ...


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The first question is whether the transcription actually enjoys any copyright protection. The transcription itself is a copy of a work in the public domain. In general, the only elements of the transcription that would be subject to protection are those that arise from your creative activity. For example, if you translated the transcription, the ...


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Is something considered stolen if it possibly could have been lost? Something is considered stolen if it was stolen. You don't have your passport + Someone entered the room where it was ≠ They stole it Can this be brought to small claims court? What damage did you suffer that could be remedied by a monetary settlement? Sure, the landlord entering ...


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Canada's law on self-defense can be found here. The force used must be "reasonable in the circumstances" and "the person's role in the incident" is listed as a factor to be considered. I think that's about all that can be said in general; a court would have to decide whether the standard was met in this particular case. Previous versions of the law did ...


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In the OP scenario, and in the US, the performer has the rights to the performance, and the cameraman has the rights to the capture of that performance. So it would be best to contract that either he buys rights to your performance, or you buy rights to his capture. Lets argue you were singing also, then the song writer would have rights to the words, and ...


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Unless you hire your friend cameraman, he will own the copyright. So sign a contract with him: you give him $1, he disclaims and/or grants all the copyright to you. Make sure this is actually in writing because, otherwise, presumption of no intention to create legal relations applies as you are friends.


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These are the Rules By and large, the lawyer has a duty to their client and the administration of justice - they have more limited duties to others including their client's opponent. Chapter 3 deals with confidentiality but it is almost exclusively couched in terms of the duty they owe their client. If the information you refer to is confidential business ...


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