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Can I use Google Cloud text-to-speech to create and monetize an audiobook from a public domain book?

Apparently Such Files May be Distributes or Sold Section 5.e of the Google APIs Terms of Service reads: e. Prohibitions on Content Unless expressly permitted by the content owner or by applicable ...
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Would reproducing a game for a school class fall within fair use?

It should, but it denpends on the game. Generally the fact you are not looking to make money off the game and are using it only to teach coding are good example. When I was learning code, I had to ...
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Must a work be "essential" for fair use to apply?

"While wholesale copying does not preclude fair use per se, copying an entire work militates against a finding of fair use." However, the extent of permissible copying varies with the ...
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Does Google have a right to block our app for trademark use?

Breach of Contract If Google is not complying with the contract they entered with you, then you have grounds for a suit for breach of contract. On the face of it, Google seems to be complying with the ...
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Must a work be "essential" for fair use to apply?

The claim seems novel, so I looked at several sources, including several recent cases where fair use has been upheld. Rozier In Easter Unlimited Inc v. Rozier, 18-CV-06637 (KAM) (E.D.N.Y. Sep. 27, ...
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Does Google have a right to block our app for trademark use?

It's Google's system. You have no "rights" other than those they grant you by contract. You are free to move to another platform if you can find one you prefer. You can ask Google how you ...
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Is it legal to download and run pirated abandonware because I'm curious about the software?

No, but you can find a runnable library copy of much of the most important abandonware legally at the Internet Archive, and in particular, its Software Library archive and Internet Arcade.
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Is it legal to download and run pirated abandonware because I'm curious about the software?

Downloading commercial software without permission would be infringement, unless an exception to copyright (probably fair use in the US) applied. That the maker and copyright owner no longer supports ...
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Can I use an image of SpongeBob in the thumbnail of my video about the cartoon?

Most likely, as it seems to meet the standards of: Relationship to the whole (small part of the animation) Effect on value of the copyrighted word (likely negligible effect) Purpose and character - ...
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