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  • <span class=’quora-content-embed’ data-name=’What-are-the-rules-regarding-using-scrapbook-paper-to-illustrate-a-childrens-book-with-collage-Is-this-an-infringement-of-any-copyright-laws/answer/Norman-Van-Treeck’>Read <a class=’quora-content-link’ data-width=’560′ data-height=’260′ href=’’ data-type=’answer’ data-id=’83665323′ data-key=’ff362798457c0d341f5bc966ba30e7a9′ load-full-answer=’False’ data-embed=’trerowd’><a href=’’>Norman Van Treeck</a>&#039;s <a href=’/What-are-the-rules-regarding-using-scrapbook-paper-to-illustrate-a-childrens-book-with-collage-Is-this-an-infringement-of-any-copyright-laws#ans83665323′>answer</a> to <a href=’/What-are-the-rules-regarding-using-scrapbook-paper-to-illustrate-a-childrens-book-with-collage-Is-this-an-infringement-of-any-copyright-laws’ ref=’canonical’><span class=”rendered_qtext”>What are the rules regarding using scrapbook paper to illustrate a children&#039;s book with collage? Is this an infringement of any copyright laws?</span></a></a> on <a href=’’>Quora</a><script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script></span> How Can I Help? If […]

  • My friend, Joe Kerski, is a geology geek and educator.  He recently reposted an infographic regarding personal use of copyrighted images and materials.  Please remember, this infographic is only for PERSONAL use of copyrighted material and is not my opinion or advice regarding the use of copyrighted material.  First rule: Always seek permission first. Otherwise, […]

  • The Ninth Circuit has revived a case involving copyrights and trademarks associated with the late Bill Graham. Graham was born in Berlin and escaped Germany and France during World War II and lived as a foster child in the Bronx. He moved to San Francisco in the early 1960s and got his start as a […]

  • The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Bloomberg’s unauthorized publication of a recording of an earnings call was fair use under US copyright law. In February of 2011, Swatch hosted a telephone conference and invited hundreds of securities analysts to discuss the company’s financial performance. Swatch arranged with a third party transcript service […]

  • Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has filed copyright and trademark counterclaims against the producers of a Twilight parody film. The Twilight movie series, based on the hyper-popular novels by Stephanie Meyer, was produced by Lions Gate subsidiary Summit Entertainment and has earned over $3.3 billion worldwide. Between the Lines Productions LLC, producers of the spoof film […]

  • Pop music star Prince, known for hits such as “1999” and “When Doves Cry,” has dropped a copyright infringement lawsuit against 22 bloggers and Facebook users only weeks after he filed it. The artist had sought $1 million in damages from each defendant. He claimed the defendants had directed others to sites where they could […]

  • The US Supreme Court will allow the daughter of Frank Petrella to sue Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) for copyright infringement.  Mr. Petrella was the author of a 1963 movie script called “The Raging Bull.” The case turned on the doctrine of “laches” – an “unreasonable delay pursuing a right or claim…in a way that prejudices the [opposing] […]

  • The House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held hearings on whether privately developed safety standards later adopted as law can be protected by copyright. Private organization such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) develop voluntary consensus standards for products and services in the United States, and coordinate US standards with […]

  • Former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has claimed that her posting of a photo of firefighters raising an American flag at the World Trade Center site was “fair use” under US copyright law. Palin was sued for copyright infringement in September by the operators of the New Jersey newspaper that owns […]

  • The United States Copyright Office has announced fee increases for various filings, including registration of claims and recordation of documents.  Beginning May 1st, 2014, the fee for registration of a standard copyright application filed electronically will increase from $35 to $55.  Paper filed applications also increase by $20, from $65 to $85.  In addition to […]

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