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First in my experience 'free advertising' counts for nothing in defense of copyright abuse. Best practice is to 'Ask First" You will find out very quickly where you stand and may be pleasantly surprised at not only the cooperation but the assistance offered.


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One of the problems with the question is it skirts the line of asking for legal advice. And this is a forum. The people here aren't able to give legal advice. I am not able to give you legal advice. People I know who own stolen content usually issue a DMCA takedown notice, or a cease-and-decist first, before taking other legal action. Usually a cease-...


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Here's a link to their legal policies; http://www.apple.com/legal/intellectual-property/guidelinesfor3rdparties.html Looks like the 2. Compatibility section could apply to your question. Here's the information; 2. Compatibility: Developers may use Apple, Macintosh, iMac, or any other Apple word mark (but not the Apple Logo or other Apple-owned graphic ...


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Copyright infringement is the theft of intellectual property. It breaks legislation (copyright law) which gives one a legal right to use. The uneasy feeling you have is the pang one has with unethical practices. If it (the example you cite) is "wrong," can only be definitively settled in court with a verdict (judgement). I suppose this has its pros and ...


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Regarding using copyrighted images in design mockups, it'd be good practice to "damage" the image in some way first; put a big "FPO" over it or the like, so there's no question of the client running with it, abusing the owner's copyright. It's not likely, but it's happened and could land the client and/or the designer in hot water.


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Before I begin - Nothing in this answer shall be considered legal advice and no attorney-client relationship has been established (taken from GDSE's snippet topic). I think the first thing to mention is that it's unlikely to come to any lawsuit. Unless the project becomes a massive success (either commercially or otherwise), then the company will most ...


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Many designers aren't taking copyright as serious as they should. There are plenty of websites that offer free stock images, try to avoid using copyrighted material without a permission. It might save you a lot of trouble. I don't know under what copyright license these movie posters go... Technically this is free advertisement for the distributors.


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It looks like you have signed over the copyright rights to the company in question. All Inventions are works made for hire to the extent allowed by law In the United States (and similarly in other jurisdictions) any "work for hire", which automatically applies in some situations but can (as you have here) be agreed to in contract, essentially hands all ...


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I am looking for a way to start from a base font and create another font from it, that I could eventually resell. The edits would be rather heavy but the shape could remain. Use historic, i.e. printed typefaces, which are old enough to have an expired copyright. There are no (or hardly any) digital fonts you can edit and then resell. This is obviously not ...


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You're fine. This is identifiable reference for the purposes of commentary, critique etc. Given these companies have used a newish medium and created much of their identity and referential existence via their logos and colours, there's little else to use to identify and reference them... so the logo is it. By contrast, Coca-Cola has it's bottles trademarked ...



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