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    Music Copyright Infringement - Circumstantial Standard.

    In the U.S. the circumstantial evidence that is generally submitted addresses access and substantial similarity. In the U.S. substantial similarity may be both quantitative and qualitative; the general emphasis, however, is usually on the qualitative measure. In Australia and in the the...
  2. NiTride

    Can you sell fan made products that are related to IP

    Hi all I am quite confused when it comes to IP and what is permitted and not permitted. I am very new to all of this and only recently started designing products, and trying to build a small business. I decided at one point to create some products "as a fan" based on other franchises and...
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    VIC how does Copywrite apply to course curriculums?

    Hi! I want to make an online video series about covering media studies, I've been looking at the Melbourne uni curriculum and was thinking to use it in conjunction with curriculums from other public unis (like Swinburne or RMIT) to form a sort of Frankenstein's monster curriculum to make media...
  4. kateclements

    Start up business, copyright/trademark name

    I am starting my own small business online selling womens clothing. I want to make sure I will not get sued for using the name, I have not registered it yet as I was hoping to get an answer first. I will use the following as an example - I want to call my brand F#t Emily, but there is already a...
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    TAS State school copyright query please

    Hello. A state school in a rural area published a centenary book with images and text from community. The book is copyrighted to the school and the school has since closed down. The local museum has had requests for the book and they are wanting to print a number of copies to sell. Regarding...
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    WA Copyright Act 1895

    A simple question as I do not understand precisely the use of the phrases "as passed" and "in force". The WA copyright Act of 1895 is listed "as passed" on the WA Parliament website but not listed as "in force". Is this act still valid (ie applicable) in WA or has it been superseded by more...
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    NSW Copyright issue of own artworks

    Hi I am a graphic designer, I would like to check some copyright issue here. 1) If I am selling my own artworks of NSW Police car even its in a cartoon style but its identical. And those artworks are limited Qty, once they sold and it will not be redraw it again. Will it involved the copyright...
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    Test shoot involving nudity with agency signed model

    I did a test shoot with a model (22yrs old) from a small local agency, the shoot was given the go ahead by her agent but the mood board was not specific about styling at all. As the shoot unfolded and with the complete input and encouragement of the model, the decision was made to shoot one of...
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    TAS Another business copying product

    I have a business selling handmade designer dog accessories. I’m best known for velvet products and in particular velvet bow ties. A previous customer has recently started her own business with her own velvet bow ties. These products look identical to mine and some are even using the same “name”...
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    NSW Facebook rejecting my copyright take down request

    Hi.... I created a compilation video using clips from my friends instagram account. (All clips are hers and I used them with her full permission) and uploaded my creation to my facebook page and I later noticed that someone had stolen it, placed their watermark on it and uploaded it to YouTube...