Posts Tagged ‘dear rich’
Dear Rich: Website Copyright Woes and Songwriting Credit Questions
Rich Stim answers copyright questions from a website owner and a writer, and songwriting credit question from a musician who uses a pseudonym.Read More
Dear Rich: Copyright Rules for e-Newsletters and Iron Work
Rich Stim explains basic copyright law for a designer who created a newsletter for a client, and an artist creating greeting cards using iron work designs.Read More
Dear Rich: Music in Public Domain Films, and Songwriting Splits
This can be confusing. For example, copyright for the 1961 public domain film One-Eyed Jacks was not renewed, but the film’s score was renewed in 1989.Read More
Dear Rich: How Much is Paid for Life Story Rights?
You don’t always get paid just because someone creates a book or movie based on your life story.Read More
Dear Rich: Is Dance Troupe Liable for Photo in Background?
What makes fair use such a slippery concept is that it can only be proven by going to court, and most people can’t afford to take the issue that far.Read More
Dear Rich: How Do I Get Paid for Book Illustration?
If a book deal is in the works, and you feel you are entitled to a cut of the earnings, you should seek to become a party to the publishing contract.Read More
Dear Rich: Idea for Book Bag Design
if you’re trying to protect something functional (like the massaging book bag pictured above), seek a utility patent.Read More
Dear Rich: Should I Trademark or Patent Doll?
Here is some background on how these intellectual property decisions are made by doll companies.Read More
Dear Rich: My Documentary. Her Idea. Who Owns It?
“Good ideas are common — what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about.”Read More
Dear Rich: Trying to Clear Pre-1923 Artwork for Film
Any work first published in the U.S. before 1923 is in the public domain regardless of the lifespan of the author or authors.Read More
Dear Rich: Can Artist Copyright Art and Text Together?
You can copyright a combination of images and text, even if the text by itself is not copyrightable.Read More
Dear Rich: Is Gallery Liable for Artist Infringement?
Clothing designs are not protected under copyright law and resale is permitted under the first sale doctrine.Read More
Dear Rich: Want to Publish Letters from Sci-Fi Writer
Do I have the right to reproduce in my book a copy of the envelope that these letters arrived in?Read More
Dear Rich: Can Band Leader Sign Contract for Band?
Only the leader of the band signed, not the rest of us. Is he the only one bound by the agreement? Will he be the only one who gets recording income?Read More
Dear Rich: Can I Theatricize ‘Hoarders’?
Generally, novelists and dramatists can get away with fictionalizing real life people and events without permission.Read More
Dear Rich: Is It Too Late to Collect Judgment From Magazine?
If the Dear Rich Staff was in your position, we’d probably give up on the $800.Read More