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Electronic Alteration of a DIGITAL Sample as a Defense

i once heard a lawyer claim you can "fight" copyright claims by altering frequency and introducing manipulation to the audio samples. following text "SOUND SAMPLING PROTECTION AND INFRINGEMENT IN TODAY'S MUSIC INDUSTRY" claims this is null. can anyone clarify this?
posted by yosh on Aug 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Emailed Excerpts--How Do They Work?

Every weekday I get an email from Delancey Place with an interesting excerpt from a book. Can you help me figure out how they avoid copyright infringement? [more inside]
posted by Colonel_Chappy on Mar 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Are the comedy clubs The Stand NYC & The Stand in Edinburgh affiliated?

The Stand has been a long-running comedy club and Edinburgh Fringe Festival venue, first in Edinburgh, Scotland, and with later-opened branches in Glasgow and Newcastle upon Tyne. I noticed that there is now a New York City-based comedy club and restaurant called The Stand NYC. I didn't see any indication on the websites of either club that there was a connection. Is this an example of the use of a trade name in another national jurisdiction?
posted by larrybob on Feb 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Need a copyright infringement defense attorney

Received a notice that my contact information was subpoenaed from my ISP, since my IP was associated with copyright infringement (torrenting). Obviously, I need a lawyer, even though I haven't been sued (yet). Resources online mostly point to lawyers in NY, CA, and FL. I'm not in any of those places. What's the best way to find a lawyer who can represent me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 - 14 answers

Is it illegal to make profit out of purchased government logos?

Is it illegal to make profit of products carrying a government logo? [more inside]
posted by delasoull on Jun 16, 2012 - 4 answers

I'm being flogged publicly ..is my accuser handling it legally

I did the wrong thing...but do I have any rights in this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2011 - 22 answers

Negotiation letters - how to be firm yet polite to get what you want.

How to word a letter (email) negotiating compensation I want from an author who sold my copyrighted work? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 - 16 answers

That isn't me

Domain swiper using my old content to make their spam site look like it's actually mine? [more inside]
posted by mothershock on Jul 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Do we owe for using a copyrighted image?

Copyrighted image found on our website; photographer wants big bucks - what should we do? [more inside]
posted by klinefelter on Jun 9, 2011 - 31 answers

How can I learn more about IP/copyright history/issues in the US?

I want to learn more about the history and legal issues surrounding copyright infringement/intellectual property and how it relates to businesses and artists in the United States. What would be a good place to start? (Prompted by this thread.)
posted by autoclavicle on Mar 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Copyright infringement letter

Back in 2002 I reblogged a story from CNN on a personal, non-commercial blog. I included a photograph that came with the story. Today I received a nastygram (at my work address) from the photographer saying I violated his copyright, with an invoice for about $1600. I took down the photo immediately. Now what? I am in the U.S. and the photographer is in Germany, if that makes any difference.
posted by kmel on Jan 29, 2011 - 37 answers

Reporting an iPhone App for copyright infringement

Somebody released a commercial iPhone app that's feeding from licensed content scrapped from our website. How can we report this to Apple? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Dealing With A Computer Crime Felony In A Corporate Environment?

I recently got a job as an IT support analyst through a third party IT consulting firm. The three months went well, and the client decided to hire me fulltime. There was no background check when I had the contractor position, and for the first two weeks when I was an actual employee there was no talk of an actual background check... [more inside]
posted by psiwave on Aug 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Technical/legal questions about a site that will parody a trademarked brand

I'm thinking of creating a political parody website that may step on some toes and/or trademarks. I have a few technical and legal questions about how best to go about this. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Dec 22, 2009 - 6 answers

How dangerous would it be to make and sell an anti-"insert name of big box retailer here" t-shirt?

How dangerous would it be to make and sell an anti-"insert name of big box retailer here" t-shirt? [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Jan 23, 2009 - 15 answers

Does my Flickr photo infringe on a trademark? Do I have to remove it?

Does my Flickr photo infringe on a trademark? Do I have to remove it? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Sep 16, 2008 - 21 answers

Becoming slippery from lawsuits

Is it possible to anonymize my business somewhat to make it a more slippery target for frivolous B2B lawsuits? [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee on Mar 5, 2006 - 11 answers

What is the best way to deal with plagiarism of your work on the web?

What is the best way to deal with plagiarism of your work on the web? Somebody pointed out to me that a right wing talk show has posted an obvious plagiarism of my original Google Bombing article from 2001. [more] [more inside]
posted by adam on Jan 8, 2004 - 16 answers

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