Questions tagged [legal]

Questions about copyright, licensing and ownership.

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Can you legally use real life things and events as concepts for portfolio building?

I'm super new to all this and I have a question on portfolio building when you don't have any client work to show yet. Am I allowed to use real life things as concepts? I mean: let's imagine I see a ...
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Who owns the right of 'design tests'?

I'm a junior graphic designer with main focus on vector illustration and UI design. I'm working in the industry professionally for 2 years now. And so new recruiters often give me design tests (even ...
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Copy vector pattern completely from scratch for commercial use, but exactly as those found online?

I need a huge range of vector patterns that will be used commercially on merchandise. Since royalty free sites do not allow commercial use for most of their images, I figured I can create patterns ...
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Can I copyright and/or trademark a logo I made a custom font for?

My website's logo is a custom font I made. It's a relatively stylized font. I'm rendering the logo (and other display items on my website) by using the font in CSS, so someone can easily grab the font....
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Who owns the login information for a website? A client or designer.

My client has paid for his website but not the other consulting work that is done by our company. He is refusing to pay for 2 months worth of consulting but is demanding his login info for the backend ...
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Is this copyright infringement?

There is a business that is in my area. She uses professional photography that is found online, uses an app to put her logos and advertising all over it, and then uses it to market on social media. ...