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by Anna
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Music Copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Hi Andy,

I understand your explanations. This is indeed a complicated world, it seems dangerous for me to handle this problem. I made up my mind to consult a lawyer. Thanks for those help, they are very useful. Have a wonderful time in the coming Christmas. :)
by Anna
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Music Copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Hi Andy, Many thanks to the easily understood and detailed reply. Very helpful! I have some more questions, could you continue helping me? It makes sense to me that the tune and words will be owned by different authors, but I cannot understand how would it work for me to have the authorship to the t...
by Anna
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Music Copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Music Copyright

Hello! I have a question regarding the ownership of musical products. Hope you could give me some help. I have(own) some lyrics and am negotiating with someone to make rhythm for them. The composer wants to ear money from the products. I don't mind his making money from the product, but need the own...
by Anna
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: "work made for hire" and German Copyright Law
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

Hi Andy,

Thank you very much!
by Anna
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: "work made for hire" and German Copyright Law
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

"work made for hire" and German Copyright Law

Hello,

As far as I'm concerned, there's no total buy-out case in german copyright law as the case of "work made for hire" in the US copyright law. If I hire germans to make products for me, how can I have the authorship of the product? Will a contract build unders US law achieve this goal?
by Anna
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Music Copyright
Topic: Music Copyright Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Music Copyright Issue

Hi All, I found a composer to make a melody for my lyrics. But he refuses to waive the copyright and grant it to me, nor sell the copyright. He only approves perpetual right of use. This song will be widely used for non-profit activities. I don't have the budget to pay every time and asking permissi...
by Anna
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Creative Commons Picture Use
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Hi Andy,

It's a good idea to contact the UNDP. Thanks for the suggestion. :) :)
by Anna
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Creative Commons Picture Use
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Creative Commons Picture Use

Hi all, I understand that creative commons pictures can be used without payment as long as the requirements are met. But some photos licensed under CC are also sold in stock houses. I'm confused about their legal status, like this particular photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unitednationsdevelopm...
by Anna
Wed May 18, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fair use of photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Hi Andy,

I've done a little research, and I agree with you opinion. Thanks for the help. :) :)
by Anna
Wed May 18, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Modifying typefaces of open source fonts
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

Modifying typefaces of open source fonts

If I modify the typefaces of fonts licensed under SIL, GNU, Apache and MIT license, do I have to release my modified font under the same license? If I keep it for my own use and do not distribute it, can I claim copyright for it?
by Anna
Sun May 15, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fair use of photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Hi Andy, Now I see I misunderstand the requirement of criticism and review. Thanks for the clarification. I'll consider very cautiously before using these materials. But I still have a question. Can ordinary photos uploaded by individuals(not photographers or other professionals), which do not have ...
by Anna
Fri May 13, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fair use of photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Hi Andy, Thank you for the explanation and example. :) :) What about video clips from these companies? Some material (photo & footage) might be essential to me, because they cannot be found elsewhere or purchased. I want to make sure one point, can I use the photo or footage to criticize the facts t...
by Anna
Fri May 13, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Fair use of photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Fair use of photos

Can photos from stock houses and news agencies like BBC, Reuters, Associate Press, Getty image, etc fall into fair use when the required conditions are met? My purpose is criticism and commentary, the material I need should be news report of facts. I'll only use the necessary excerpt and it will be ...
by Anna
Wed May 04, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: GPL License
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Hi Andy,

Thank you for the help! :)
by Anna
Tue May 03, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: GPL License
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

GPL License

Do I have to open the source code derived from the code licensed under GPL v2? I want to modify a website theme licensed under GPL to create my own web page to let people view. There will be no distribution or money making. Do I have to open the modified code under the same GPL license?