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Make Sure Your Work With Copyright

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You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

Sometimes the line is obscured

If you own the copyright on specific content (including graphics, videos, etc), that means that you can do anything that you wish with that content. After all, it belongs to you. On the other hand, if someone else owns the copyright on the content, you are severely limited from doing what you want with that content. That means that you can’t recycle the content and use it over and over again, you can allow other people to post the content on their websites (for increased exposure and a wider reach), and you can’t touch the images (making them smaller, larger, wider, narrower). Your hands are tied in that case. However, you may not always understand

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Reason Child Custody Cases

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In child custody cases, a number of factors can influence the final decision. These factors are what help the judge render their verdict. In family court, the judge is usually looking out for the best interest of the children involved. The judge also has to decide on which type of custody it should be. Even though all of this is up to the discretion of the judge, it can be changed as warranted by different circumstances.

Types of custody

• Sole custody-this is when the judge decides that the child is better living with one parent. A judge in not likely to choose this type of custody unless there is a compelling reason to do so. Some of these compelling reasons could be that one parent is addicted to drugs, is abusive, or a danger to the child
• Joint custody-this is when both parents physically share the child’s time. The child may live with one parent during the summer, weekend visits, and holidays are shared.
• Primary residential custody-this is when custody is awarded to one parent and the other parent has visitation

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Law In The Future

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Who owns food? Who pays for this accident? Who owns my face? Who owns the Arctic? Who owns the Pacific Ocean? Who owns the sky? These sound like some ridiculous questions at first glance but let’s take a second look at the future through the Great Karnak’s trusty crystal ball.

Who owns food?

Let’s start with this one, since it has, more or less, already taken place. A small landowner in Nebraska named Bill parks his tractor in the shed after a long day of work in the fields. He wipes sixteen hours worth of sweat off his brow while he opens his mail. All bills. Two men in dark suits approach him at the front door and hand him a subpoena. The farmer opens the subpoena, quite surprised to learn he’s being sued by a major U.S. corporation for copyright infringement. It’s a huge settlement they’re after – in the millions. He doesn’t have one tenth of what they’re asking in damages. Since he sits on a tractor most days, he hasn’t got the faintest notion how he could be named

2 Traits of the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

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A lot depends upon the quality of personal injury attorney you engage to fight your case. This is why it is critical that you know how to identify the right professional for the job. You might find yourself solicited by many personal injury lawyers when you are involved in an accident. However, before accepting the services of any one of these solicitors, find out whether they have the tributes that make a great personal injury lawyer/ firm:


They have a long list of great testimonials that you could verify at any given time. There are many personal injury attorneys who are willing to take up your case for a percentage of the compensation you win. Do not be tempted to chose any person that gets in touch with you for the personal injury  lawsuit. Choose only the firm or personal injury attorney that has the most impressive list of verifiable testimonials.

Recommendations From Clients And Peers

If any personal injury lawyer comes recommended by a friend or a known lawyer, the professional’s services would be rated top quality. No one recommends another unless they are sure of their ability. A friend would

Why Professionals Aren’t As Bad As You Think

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Elements To Consider When Choosing The Best law firms A law office can be characterized as a business element that is comprised of at least one attorneys so they can have the capacity to connect with and specialize in legal matters and the fundamental capacity of a law office is to offer counsel to the customer about their lawful duties and rights and furthermore speak to the customer in various sorts of cases, for example, criminal and common cases. There are a few law offices that are accessible, for example, Madalon Lawfort Lauderdale auto collision lawyer who offer legitimate counsel and lawful portrayal to people, however there are a few elements to consider while picking the best law office to offer lawful portrayal to you. One of the factors to consider is the reputation of the law firm in that one should be able to look for a law firm that has a good reputation in that it is a popular law firm as this often means that the law firm has been able to handle a couple of clients and the clients got a positive experience from the law firm and

Law Under Download Free Music

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The Confusion Surrounding Music Copyright Law

Because there are so many different ways to get free music off the internet, there has become a lot of confusion and conflicting views as to what is legal and what isn’t.

“OK, so it’s illegal to burn a copy of a CD and distribute it. So are you telling me I can’t burn a mix CD and give it to a few of my friends?”

“It’s illegal to download free songs of peer-to-peer websites and servers, but can I download a song from my friend over Dropbox?”

These types of song copying and distribution leave many feeling that the laws are vague and outdated, so they just continue on downloading music illegally.

The increasingly popular technique of “YouTube to mp3” where you grab the mp3 file from a video someone posted of a song has only added to the problem.

Is that illegal too?

Let’s take a look.

The FBI Warning

You know how when you’re watching a movie on a DVD (for those of us who still do that) and on the screen comes that familiar “FBI WARNING” that tells you the material is copyrighted and it’s illegal to make unauthorized copies of said material of any kind… etc.

Well, despite what

Tips to Find an Employee Compensation Attorney

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Finding a workers’ compensation lawyer is a tall order. Finding a skilled, experienced attorney is an even taller order.

After suffering a fractured wrist at work, I gained an appreciation for the fact that workers’ compensation is a specialty and that I was embarking on a search for a specialist in his or her field.

This realization wasn’t exactly earth-shattering on my part, but it did provide focus and an argument for symmetry. If I encountered a pipe burst at home, I wouldn’t hire a general contractor. I would hire a licensed plumber. If my company needed a logo redesign, I wouldn’t hire a freelancer; I’d hire a graphic artist.

So after a physician didn’t exactly fill me with confidence about my treatment plan, and I was waiting for my employer to review my claim anyway, I thought it would be in my best interest to not only hire a lawyer but the one I could find. It was a tall order indeed.

An Imperfect But Ultimately Successful Search

My search for a workers’ comp lawyer wasn’t without wrinkles, but I learned how to iron them out until I found the right one for me:

What I did: I began with the American Bar Association’s Florida

All About Employment Discrimination

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Proof of General Bad Conduct is Not Enough
Employment law seeks to define how people at work relate to one another. While there are laws of economics, and yes, even some economic laws, such as securities laws and antitrust laws, generally, the work of law is not micro but macro. Employment law focuses on what society has decided is most important, the macro-issues. It leaves untouched the micro-issues of how the business is run. But when an employer crosses the line by discriminating or harassing, the right to run a business anyway you want ends.

The macro-issues of employment law are discrimination, whistleblower protection, safe working conditions, workers’ compensation, and pay protections. About everything else an employer may do is mostly up to the employer. Whether you agree politically or not, the California Labor Code defines as the staring point of employment to be the right of either party to end the employment at will. Courts have historically defined this “at will” right to be one of arbitrary prerogative to quit or to fire. But that “hands off” judicial policy is limited to the micro-issues. When it comes to discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, failure to pay wages when and as due, failure

When Texting Apps Attack You

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You can not realistically ban encryption. Encryption is used to protect communication through electronic devices; it protects your bank information and online accounts. This is cryptography, it is used in hundreds of systems. We have politicians speaking about banning these technologies. How can this be? British Prime minister David Cameron has raised a red flag on encrypted messaging apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, and Snapchat. He has called for the banning of these apps; implying that they are being used by criminal organizations and terrorists to communicate.

“In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read?”, rhetorically said by the Prime Minister

With this sort of logic I am going to go as far as to say; we should leave our houses and cars unlocked; and valuables left unguarded in public spaces because surely it would be much simpler to catch thieves and put them in prison.

Security is not just for what the social norm calls the “good guys”. It is a two way street. I would rather have peace of mind that my data is being protected so well; to the point that Government officials can not tap into it. Think about the

When Dealing With False Criminal Charges

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Being accused of a crime that you did not commit can be devastating. It is a situation that you should never take lightly since your current and future freedom is at stake.

In the instance that you find yourself in this unfortunate and frightening situation, it is best that you know how to deal with it properly. Failure to do so can result in your condition being further aggravated and of course, your chances of being imprisoned (even wrongly) will become greater.

Below are some useful tips on how to deal with false criminal charges:

• Make sure you fully know and understand the criminal charge/s. Defending yourself is crucial if you are falsely accused of a criminal charge. As such, you need to completely know and understand the allegations you are facing and all the legal procedures involved. Use the available resources such as online articles and legal books to fully comprehend the criminal offense filed against you. Also, make sure you know your rights and how the legal system works. If you already have a lawyer or defense team, ask them if you have questions and learn as much as you can about the case. All these tips will help you

When Police Want To Interview You

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If you are a possible suspect in a criminal investigation, you may be contacted by the police. They may request an interview and there several different techniques they might use to persuade you to speak with them. Don’t do it. See below for more details.

Good Cop

They may tell you that they just want “your side of the story” so that they can “put the case to bed”. They might make it sound like they basically have their mind made up that you didn’t do anything wrong and just need you to confirm a few details so that they can check some boxes before they officially close the case.

Is it because they’re trying to help you? Absolutely not!

Police are in the business of collecting evidence. They want you to let your guard down and give them evidence. They want you to show your cards. Did they bother showing you their cards first? Did they show you witness statements? Did they give you a guided tour of their evidence locker?

Or do they just want a free peek at your cards?

Bad Cop

But they may take the opposite approach. They might tell you that you could be in a lot of trouble. They might

Time You Need Criminal Defense Attorney

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This is a professional who can be hired to defend both corporations and individuals. In a legal setting they are referred to as the defendant and have been arrested as a suspect in an unlawful activity. This lawyer may also be referred to as a criminal lawyer or defense attorney/lawyer. They are responsible for representing people in court who have been accused of some form of criminal activity. In court the jury and judge will be the ones who decide if the accused is innocent or guilty. A criminal defense attorney should have a good knowledge about how the court system works and the law. Normally after attending law school they will have many years of working experience. Working as a criminal defense attorney they can be appointed by the court if the accused cannot afford an attorney or the defendant can hire them. A good lawyer can be very expensive. They can charge an hourly fee of three hundred dollars or more plus other fees.

The defendant will meet with the defense attorney to develop the best way to decrease whatever the consequences of the unlawful activity the defendant could have been involved in. If the defendant is innocent

First Step When You Got Into Crime

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If you are charged with a crime and required to attend court, chances are you will get lots of well-meaning advice from family and friends. However, in this situation it is easy to make things worse for yourself, and there are three critical steps you should take without delay.

Firstly, make sure you know exactly what you have been charged with and what the consequences might be if you are found guilty of the offence. The police will have given you or sent you a document called an “information” (in some jurisdictions this is called a charge-sheet, and may sometimes be accompanied by a summons requiring you to attend court). This document will state what the charge is, but it won’t usually say the penalty or other consequences of being convicted. Even if you have been told the maximum penalty prescribed for the offence, there are sometimes other consequences of being found guilty that are far worse than the prescribed penalty. For example, if you are convicted of a drug possession offence, you might be able to avoid going to jail, but that conviction on your record could mean you are denied entry to many countries around the world. Not a

Tips Legal Move for Copyright Cases

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Whether you’re the alleged infringer or the copyright owner, calculating damages for a copyright infringement case is critical in determining your potential legal strategy. To analyse, the first thing to consider is if the pirated work has been registered with the copyright office. Registered works are afforded greater protection and these registration records can be found in a free online database. To access the copyright registration records, you need to go to the Copyright Office website.

Statutory and Actual Damages

Your best legal strategy is not only determined by the best copyright infringement software. Read on to know more about the types of calculated damages that could just help determine what works well for your case.

Statutory damages are often higher than actual damages and they are easier to calculate. So the majority of plaintiffs or content owners usually choose to pursue for statutory damages. For illegal filesharing cases for example, actual damages per pirated song may be around $1; however, statutory damages could go up to $20,000 or more.

Regardless of the actual damages suffered by the content owner, the amount of statutory damages is set by law. Each infringement usually range from $750 to $30,000, but damages for “innocent infringers” can

How to Overcome Copyright Problems

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In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely. Luckily, there are several steps that can be taken to overcome copyright issues.

1. Get permission from the original owner.

When it comes to using copyrighted content, the only legal way to make use of the content is to contact the original owner and ask for permission. In the event this is impossible, there are websites like Creative Commons that offer royalty-free image and audio files that are free for commercial use.

2. Trademark and copyright your own content.

If you create something you intend to turn into a business or revenue stream, it is important to obtain legal rights to it. While it may be your intellectual property, you cannot prevent someone from creating a similar idea and starting a business based on it. It’s important to trademark and copyright your ideas in order to protect them.

3. Obtain a legal copyright.

Intellectual property can be

Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property

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Intellectual property (IP) refers to innovations of the mind, such as inventions, scholarly and creative works, patterns and marks, names and likenesses used in trade and business. All IP is protected by the various laws in existence locally, regionally nationally, and internationally. Laws exist for patents, trademarks, copyright, service marks, trade secrets and more.

What is a Patent?

A patent is an absolute right granted for an invention, which is a product or a method that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or proposes a new specialized solution to a problem. To obtain a patent, methodological information about the invention must be revealed to the public in a patent application. The process for obtaining a patent is complex. If you are interested in obtaining a patent, you should first visit this website: The US Patent and Trademark Office. Once you have begun to understand this process and the associated laws you can apply for a patent. However, keep in mind this is a complex process and using an attorney specializing in patents would be the best avenue to use.

What is copyright?

Copyright is a legal term used to illustrate the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic

Solution When Your Ex Takes Your Children Out Of State

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A frequent question that parents have about child custody is what happens if one parent takes the children out of state and never returns.

The outcome depends on if there is a custody order or agreement in effect. If there is not, you can still get your children back but the process may be a little more difficult.

If there is a custody order in place, a custodial parent cannot move out of state without permission from the court or written permission from the non-custodial parent. Review the terms of your custody agreement or order for more details.

If there is no custody order, the relocating parent cannot file for custody in the new state until the children have lived in that state for six months. The state has the right to refuse jurisdiction if it is proven that the relocating parent has hidden the location of the children from the other parent until the six months has passed, in order to get custody.

It may be a good idea to immediately file for custody if the other parent indicates they may leave the state with the children.

The Law On Interstate Custody

The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) works in conjunction with the Uniform Child

All About Joint Custody

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For kids, joint custody sounds like the perfect solution for the imperfect situation of divorce. Children in a divorce usually want their family to stay together and are saddened when the reality sets in that they see one parent more than the other. Having joint custody is a way to keep both parents involved in child-rearing issues and reduces the impact of divorce for kids.

When Joint Custody Works

For parents, it is hard unless both parents are very committed to making it work. Some couples who get divorced are so angry with each other that they are not willing or at least emotionally able to pull it off. Those who can maintain a cordial relationship have a much better chance of making the transition from a family that lives in one home to one that lives in two.

As with other types of custody, joint custody must be approved by the court, which will look more favorably on this arrangement if both parents agree to it. The court also assesses whether both parents have a developing relationship with the child and adequate parenting skills to further their interests. It not only implies that the child will spend a more equal amount of

Guide Custody Lawyer Can Help Your Case

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If you are going through a divorce, one of the most difficult issues revolves around who will be the primary caretaker of your children. Agreements related to the care of children are legally binding and determine exactly which responsibilities each parent will have. Usually, there are two primary issues to be resolved. First, who will be responsible for making legal decisions for the children? Also, where will the children physically reside on a daily basis? The latter can be a jointly shared situation, or one parent can be designated as the primary and sole caretaker. When parents cannot come to an agreement between themselves, custody lawyer can help with the legal proceedings. Here are five ways an attorney can help.

1. Familiarity with Family Law

A skilled, experienced custody lawyer will be thoroughly prepared for any issues. They will understand what the other party may be attempting and have several counter arguments prepared. This is a particularly critical asset if your situation is complicated and your spouse is fighting you for primary control.

2. Experience with Negotiation

According to the American Bar Association, less than five percent of these types of cases actually make it to a judge. That’s because in the majority of

The Problem When We Are Equal Under The Law

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If you have a problem with the buzz-word “Equality” you are not alone. It’s being bantered so often now, it’s hard to tell if the definition of the word actually means anything. It’s even hard to say if it is good or not. Let me explain if you will.

People will say they want equality and then name some minority group that appears to have been given unfair treatment, and yet, when we look into it, we find the people screaming Equality the loudest are suggesting that the specific minority group get some sort of advantage over others in other categories – which by definition is the opposite of equality. See the problem. The same thing happens when people scream racism towards whites and then seek to punish them because they are white – which is also racism.

Then there is the funny phenomena about free speech and diversity which goes something like this; “Shut up, you can’t say that, it’s mean towards [fill in the blank here] minority group!” No matter if you yourself are in a minority group of another kind, suddenly you are denied your free-speech. At some point Americans need to throw away their hypocrisy – and I