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Is it legal in the US to name a business after a property in the public domain?

There’s no public domain in trademark law Conan-Doyle’s copyright in the Sherlock Holmes stories has expired but the phrase “Sherlock Holmes” is protected by a number of active trademarks. As long as ...
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On the Use of a Modified Refrain from "The Orange and the Green"

The Song and the Author and the refrain of the Celtic song,... Let's stop there a second. The orange and the Green is not a celtic song as in the premodern history celts. It is a modern song written ...
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Why is a license necessary to design a microarchitecture for the arm family of instruction set architectures?

By what mechanism is ARM able to restrict implementations of its ISA Lawyers, mostly. You're right that you can do a full from-scratch implementation of the ISA. You can compile a list of recent ARM ...
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Why is a license necessary to design a microarchitecture for the arm family of instruction set architectures?

The ARM architecture is protected by patents, similar to other architectures. For example, 32-bit coprocessor instructions are covered by US Patent 6,247,113. US Patent 11,947,962 describes a specific ...
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Is it legal to hire an actor to imitate another performance (to which you don't have the rights)?

Short answer Is it legal to hire an actor to imitate another performance (to which you don't have the rights)? Yes. This is probably legal in the context described in the question's fact pattern ...
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What rights do I have to improve upon patented inventions?

Am I legally allowed to use their inventions as a base for my own inventions? In the US, you can patent a non-obvious improvement or addition to an existing patent. In other words, you can claim all ...
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What rights do I have to improve upon patented inventions?

Yes -- it is allowable to use other patents in your patents. Note though that a patent is not a license for you to make your idea, it is a way of preventing others from making and selling your ...
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What rights do I have to improve upon patented inventions?

The technical content of a patent is public information. You intend to publish your improvements which does not constitute patent infringement. For an infringing action, you would have to do more ...
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What rights do I have to improve upon patented inventions?

IANAL If I understand correctly, you have two very different things in your question: I want to do research in the GPU and computer architecture fields, and publish my findings in reputed journals. ...
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Can Someone Else's Patent Affect My Copyright?

If the code reveals the invention, and the code is published, another person cannot later patent the invention disclosed in the code A patent may be issued for any new, useful, and non-obvious process,...
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What rights do I have to improve upon patented inventions?

There is no fair use doctrine for patents: Is there a fair use for patents? Should a patent be licensed at a reasonable rate based on use? Many patents encompass and add on to the claims of a previous ...
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Do creative commons licenses forbid immoral use?

Moral rights In some jurisdictions, moral rights exist in a copyrighted work that are independent of the economic rights. These include the right of attribution and the right of non-disparaging ...
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Would it be legal to make videos on publicly available textbooks?

A work really in the public domain Suppose you want to make a video about De analysi per aequationes numero terminorum infinitas, which is in the Public Domain, then you can do that, because Public ...
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Do creative commons licenses forbid immoral use?

These licences do not forbid immoral use The closest the licences come to anything close to morality is the following: Moral rights, such as the right of integrity, are not licensed under this Public ...
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Buying, rebinding, and reselling books

Recovering a book may misrepresent its content, and show the publisher unfavourably. So some books contain a condition of sale similar to: This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall ...
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Buying, rebinding, and reselling books

In the U.K., issuing a copy of the work to the public is an exclusive right of the copyright owner (Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 s. 16(b); s. 18) and so is renting out the work (s. 16(ba); ...
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What are "copies" in a digital context?

The piece of your hard drive where each file is stored is a copy There are tools that can be used to identify that particular piece. Note that, in general, this will not be a contiguous piece It’s no ...
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Can I copyright the recording of someone reading a work licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License?

So you're conveyed a copyrighted work under CC-BY, and you want to make a recording of a performance of that work. You want to know your legal rights. I claim you have almost exactly the same rights (...
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Can I copyright the recording of someone reading a work licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License?

You already own the copyright, but … By making the recording, you have created a derivative work - an audiobook of the written book. The licence allows you to do this - it’s an adaptation. You (and ...
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Can I copyright the recording of someone reading a work licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License?

I don't think that you can. This Creative Commons license does not surrender the copyright, it grants others a license to "use" and "adapt" the copyrighted work (as relevant to ...
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