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Intellectual Property

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Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.

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That patent date is found on shotguns manufactured by J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co.
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Assignment of Intellectual Property It is a transfer of ownership of intellectual property rights from one entity to another, often required to be written and signed. Assignable intellectual property rights include, among other things: copyright, patent or trademark registration or a pending patent …
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Web Page CopyrightsHere are several opinions and answers from Wiki ers:Generally speaking, yes, even if you don't see a copyright notice. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, "The original authorship appearing on a website may be protected by copyright. This includes writings, artwork, photograph…
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I have the same patent number on my frame. I looked it up and it was patented in 1867. My frame did not have a picture. The government does not have updated software to read about this patent. That's all I know.
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Would you want to have a neighborhood child fall into your pool and drown? How could you live with yourself if that did happen? Codes in every city require fences around pools. The height will vary from area to area. With out a fence you open yourself up to litigation that could be open ended - run…
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The couple should contact an immigration lawyer. If an illegal alien is in this country for more than one year, then they are subject to a 10 year bar from ever intering USA agin. The couple should hire a lawyer to help with the process of filing the required forms, and the illegal will have to then…
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Ignorance of copyright law? I think this information page at CafePress.com regarding what people can and can't use in their online designs is not only clear, but it gives some good examples. I know how agitated you are.But how can you justify giving $29.99 for a software that gets outdated within …
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TM vs. SM vs. ® vs. © Copyright © laws protect ownership of things like music, writing, artwork, photographs, and other "original works of authorship." Copyright protection is automatic and may last for over 100 years. However, not everything can be copyrighted, and some copyrights expired prior …
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Probably not. The company is doing its own business and is not responsible for "policing' its clients. Patent law is not clear cut in many instances. Which accounts for large corporation defending in court the right to market a product, (they usually win).  PossiblyA patent is infringed by sel…
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us.army.mil us.navy.mil us.marines.mil us.airforce.mil you can also check the federal guidelines listed on the federal registar.
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Logo Development Here are opinions and recommendations from FAQ Farmers: It should be easily recognizable. A simple design is best, if it is too complicated it is distracting and unprofessional looking. It must not resemble too closely the logo of another company - trademark infringement could…
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If you own the trademark on the keywords/ name of the domain, then you may have grounds to pursue legal action. If it is a generic word/s, then you may struggle to have a case. I would recommend seeking legal advice from someone who specialises in online/ digital law.
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Both actions are illegal duplication of the recording. The reason rightsholders get more upset with downloading than with recording off the radio is that the file resulting from a download is much easier to further copy and distribute. It must not be illegal. It must simply be free. I challenge any…
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The Model 12 actually came in 12A, 12B, 12C models. The Model 12A had a round barrel, while B & C had octagonal barrels. The Model 12B was a short barrel rifle.Value depends on the actual model and condition. I have seen this at shows and online for anywhere from $250 to $500. Most of them, li…
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He didnt nor did he ever claim to. The British invented Baseball. "The game of Rounders has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball. It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hittin…
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There is a common misconception that a patent is "A government grant that gives the holder exclusive rights to a process, design, plant or new invention for a designated period of time." In fact, a patent is not an exclusive right to anything at all, but rather the right to exclude OTHERS from maki…
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If I get this correctly, your saying that your using Designer material, to make and resell your own designer throw pillows. This is going to be dependent on your material source, your product and marketing. If you purchase your designer material raw in bulk, on bolts and such through a brand authori…
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If you have joint custody, you cannot move out of the state with the child without the other parent's consent. Even if you have sole legal custody you cannot interfere with the other parent's visitation rights by moving. The visitation order must be modified. Absent the consent of the other parent, …
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Yes you can be, at the very least, "shut down". Unlike copyright, trademarks MUST be defended by the mark holder or they can be lost via "dilution".
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Answer The model 38 Marlin is a very unique action. It breaks open like a shotgun, and was not made for many years. I see these 38's going in the $150-$250 range, unless they are in excellent condition. Answer The serial number is the best way to determine a firearms age. The serial number fo…
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It depends upon what country you're talking about and how "early" you mean. By 1899 there were over 600,000 US patents. In 1850 there were less than 8,000.
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I always understood that recording songs off the radio was legal as long as you didn't sell the tapes. This would be the law of the USA, under the Supreme Court decision known as "The Sony" case, with respect to recording TV shows, deemed to be "legal" as a "fair use" for personal time-shifting. I…
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You own the copyright on material you create until you sell it to someone else.Assuming you own the copyright before you post it, you still own it after you post it. Unfortunately, the public does not universally respect the copyright of online information, and you may find people try to copy it or …
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You must have permission written or otherwise to replay or broadcast a song whose original or current owner is unaware of the song being played, especially when you will use the song to market, advertise, or in the sale of any product. Yes, it is illegal. You won't go to jail. Unless you are owned b…
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Answer In 1962 Browning announced the buck special available in all guages standard and light weight versions which included the Sweet 16, Light 12 and the Mag 12. The standard weight 16 ga was discontinued in 1964, but the Sweet could still be purchased as the Buck Special. Rifle Sight Sweet 16 …
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it depends on the condition i have an Ithaca arms 16 ga. featherlite model 37s its a very rare gun so i who amgine yous is probely about the same its weired tho cause yous has the same seriel number is it will be hard to get ammunition for and very epensive good condtion about 2oo.oo to 3oo.oo
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You might want to look at the Precious Moments case, you can't make something and call it licensed, you can however with some provisions make items for sale. " The First Circuit Court specifically rejected the copyright claim where La Infantil was being accused with unauthorized use of copyrighted …
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Made from 1920 to 1927. Barrell length under 18" so was a short barrelled shotgun, but removed from NFA and re-classified as a Curio and Relic. Only 20,700 ever made. Hard to find ammo for, approx $3/shell. Asking price $400 to $1800 depending on quality. Update: Fiocchi has begun making ammo that f…
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I think so. If it isn't it should be Realplayer or the uploader sued. For the united kingdom the intellectual property office says" You are allowed to make single copies or take short extracts of works when the use is for research that you do not make any money from or for private study, for educat…
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It depends on the songs, the sources, and what agreements the sites have made with the songwriters and performers regarding the free distribution of their works. In some cases performers will allow and even encourage fans to freely download material however, but unless this is made quite clear in wr…
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Trademark QuestionIt has been said that, "If you have a registered mark, you should always include the circle R next to it, wherever it appears. The easiest way to do it is make the symbol part of your graphics, so it's always there regardless. If you fail to include the symbol and someone decides t…
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mabey this will help ..i have a 12 gauge in poor condition and was told it was worth $500 .00 if fixed up who knows.hoped that helped some
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It depends upon 1. What country you are expecting this situation to occur in, and 2. If within the U.S. certain state or commonwealth laws may be applicable as well. Taking someones picture is one thing, but publishing it can be entirely different, in many situations.
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Charles A. Richardson Inc. (family owned business since 1850)
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It's fair use If you already own a copy of the song, then copying it from a digital file to CD is not a problem. Copying from vinyl to tape or from tape to some other medium or from a hard drive, which can fail, to a CD or DVD, which is durable and serves as a backup, is considered fair use. …
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go to Remington web site they can help you as they did with my 870 wingmaster
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A patent is obtained by filing an application with a fee, having it examined, responding to any objections the examiner has found, and paying a fee to have the patent issued. You must do this for each country in which you desire patent protection. This usually takes two or three years, and often lon…
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The model 20S was made from 1911 to 1916, and then again after WWI in 1922. Prices ranged from $11.50 in 1911 to $16.80 in 1916, and $23.50 in 1922. The model 20S was an improvement in strength over the original model 20 locking bolt system, to handle modern hi speed ammo. The original model 20 came…
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A registered trademark is one in which the owner has filed registration papers (and fees, samples, declarations, etc) with a state or federal agency, stating who owns the brand, what the brand is used for, and when it was first used for that. This permits others with ideas for similar brands or prod…
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Copyrighted music is illegal to download. Many bands have made their music publicly available and it is not illegal to download their work.is it a legal to download song for free
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The answer depends on whether you mean sheet music or recorded music; they each have their own copyright and expiration. One may expire without affecting the other. More than likely, yes. In general a US copyright is valid for the life of the holder plus 70 years, or 95 years from publication, if do…
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Values range from $75 in Poor condition to $400 in Excellent condition. However, unless it has a barrel over 18 inches and an overall length of 26 inches or more, it is classified as a short-barrelled shotgun by the BATF and possession in the US is illegal unless it was properly registered in 1934 o…
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Baseball Bat features I am not familiar with a Newport company that made baseball bats but given that from 1900-1940, and before the days of television, every kid played ball and every wood turning company made a baseball bat, or so it seams, and as such, there are hundreds if not thousands of pr…
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Answer Not enough information. A lot of S&W models fit that description. sales@countrygunsmith.net I found the serial number on mine by taking off the grip and looking at the bottom or the handle. And to find the model number, I opened the cylinder and looked just inside where it hinged ope…
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I have the same rifle and have found values between $200.00 - $1,200.00 American $ depending on the condition.
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Gun shop, old gun catalogs, blue book of gun values.
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Answer A law degree. There are no special requirements for most intellectual property. If you are going to work as a Patent Attorney, you have to pass the Patent Bar as well as the normal bar.
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Patent Law It has been stated that you should: "write it all done seal in a envelope and send it in the mail certified to yourself. that way once you get the product made you have dated proof that the idea was yours and no one can steal your idea. also that way if it takes a long time to get th…
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Blogging Yes, it isn't like companies using trademarks. You can use whatever your heart desires. you want to remember to title your blog about what your writing. It's got to be eye catching and not so boring that it's just like everyone else. It's kind of important to be as unique in your blog ti…
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   Between 1938 and Oct. 14, 1941Savage who owned Stevens filled for patent number 2259397 for a firing pin selector on 4/11/1940 and had it granted on 10/14/1941. This puts your Stevens in production with the words patent pending anywhere between the production start date in 1938 and the…
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Yes; regardless of the status of the product or business name, using it in a generic sense weakens and devalues the mark. If every transparent tape is Scotch tape, why bother paying the extra 20 cents or so for the "brand name" version?
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Illegal downloading deprives original composers of a fee for their work. Musicians and composers often only have their intellectual property and output available for sale- they do not produce goods - rather than simply produce ideas or performances. To obtain copies of musical works in an unauthori…
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Answer Mid 1950's. Value up to $140. http://www.histandard.info/PDF/Sears%20Rifles.pdf
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Answer The copyright infringement of software refers to several practices when done without the permission of the copyright holder: Creating a copy and or selling it. This is the act most people refer to as software piracy. This is copyright infringement in most countries and is unlikely to be…
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Trigger Assembly Remove trigger pin with action un-cocked . http://www.histandard.info/manuals/sears/rfrifles/index.html
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Use the HTML character entity ™ (preferred) or the character decimal code ™ or the character hex code ࡊ.Use HTML Character entity ® it is a logo used for indicating registered and tradmark.
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Answer Guns made after 1957 will have the model number stamped on the frame and visible when you open the cylinder. On earlier guns, they had model names instead of model numbers.
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It sounds like you have a model 1890 with a barrel from a model 1906, 61, or 62. The 1890s were chambered for 22 short, long, and long rifle, but if chambered for 22 short it could fire ONLY 22 short, etc. It can use all three lengths if the barrel is replaced with one from the newer models.
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I just received one of these guns for free but it is rusted pretty bad. I saw one in good condition for sale on gunbroker.com for $189. So my guess is that they are not high valued guns but may be more of a sentimental thing.
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The Difference between TM and (R) PencilSharp's usual legal disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one online. Do NOT view this answer as a binding legal opinion! Okay, first thing you need to know is that there are two types of copyright (it's a closely related intellectual property issue, tr…
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Yes it is possible, you just need to make a sketch and describe your idea then hand the form to the patent office, a lot of patents now are only ideas.
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Contact a patent practitioner (patent agent or patent attorney) for assistance. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has lists and addresses of patent practitioners in every state. A patent practitioner will assist you in making the necessary full disclosure of your invention, including an…
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A patent is obtained by filing an appropriate application with your national patent office (USPTO in the USA), having it examined, and having the patent issued. Under various treaties, the application and examination can be extended to other countries, for a fee (and within certain time limits), bu…
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No. In the U.S. you get "common-law" rights in a trademark the moment it is first used in commerce in association with your goods or services, but only in the market where you have used it. This means you can use state or federal law to stop infringers. However, a state or federal registration is a …
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Probably A JPG is a "copy" of a painting and you should be careful what you do with it, other than personal use. You should attempt to locate the copyright owner. The question is when was the painting made, when did the painter die, and whether the copyright in the painting was ever registered o…
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It's hard to measure one country against another, because while one country may be strict about one abuse issue, it may not be in another. No one country has strict enough legislation in place to prevent all the issues animals are against today from happening. Thus, there honestly is no real answer…
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If you know you're not the first to use it, you can't register it: you have to declare on the application that you know you're the exclusive users of the term for that purpose. If the first person to use it doesn't register it, he may also have a common law right to the mark, if he's been using it …
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March Madness is also a registered trademark, held jointly by the NCAA and the Illinois High School Association. The trademark has sparked a pair of high-profile courtroom battles in recent years."March Madness," the term used to describe the excitement surrounding the Illinois state high school bas…
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1832.Samuel Colt first attempted to patent a revolver in the US in 1832. UK Patent #6909 was his first successful revolver patent: it was issued in 1835.1836Samuel Colt's first U. S. patent was patent No. 1304, dated August 29, 1836. This patent protected the basic design of his revolving-breech loa…
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You should be able to research this at your local land records office which is often the County Court Clerks Office. To find liens you need to check the recents owners of the property in the land records to see if any claims, liens or other encumbrances have been filed against them. The land record…
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In order for something to be protected by copyright, it must be "fixed." That is, it must be written down, recorded, physically formed, etc.
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Inflation means an overall increase in the prices of goods and services. It is a decrease in the value of a currency. There are three types of measurement, Core Inflation, CPI, and WPI. Core Inflation is a measurement of non-volatile goods such as food and non-precious metals. It leaves out goods li…
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The symbols are not required by law, but many companies have internal policies regarding the use of their trademarks which may stipulate how they can be used in press releases.
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By awarding inventors a temporary monopoly on their inventions, the patent system encourages them to exploit them rather than hiding the ideas a way for fear of them being stolen. The pace of development increases with this encouragement.
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On July 31, 1790 Samuel Hopkins was issued the first patent for a process of making potash. Potash is an ingredient used in fertilizer. The patent was signed by President George Washington. Hopkins was born in Vermont, but was living in Philadelphia, PA when the patent was granted.* Added - The firs…
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The best way to handle the arrangements is to assign an individual or a committee to be in charge. The people in charge then need to get in touch with the business that provide the various goods and services that will be needed for the open day.
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Hey there, my understanding is I think forgery is somewhat an original item/thing that's altered or tampered with to create a new item/thing. Piracy is basically copying something perfectly onto another meduim. :oD To expand on this: with forgery, there is the implication that you are manufacturing…
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Intellectual property boundaries are set in a number of ways. First no intellectual property can be protected forever. It either has a fixed term (copyright/patent) or must be renewed regularly (trademark). Additional limits are set by exceptions to existing law allowing intellectual property to…
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Answer The Coca-Cola Company and others having licenses. See: http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/ourcompany/index.html
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Samuel Colt first attempted to patent a revolver in the US in 1832. UK Patent #6909 was his first successful revolver patent: it was issued in 1835.
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Answer Either the author themselves or their publishing company. If the quote was written BEFORE December 31, 1922 it is considered public domain and you are free to use it without permission. Pay careful attention to all other dates and be sure to get permission to print in writing! Copyrig…
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Assuming you mean "does it need to be registered to be enforceable", the answer is "not necessarily." In the United States, for example, the first use of a distinctive mark in association with goods or services may create statutory and common-law priority rights that can be used to prevent others f…
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LOOK DOWN FOR RELATED LINKS! The King James Bible. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1911 edition. All U.S. government works: USGS maps, GPO publications produced by government employees, etc.
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No. This is one of the "urban myths" that have sprung up around "sharing" of intellectual property. If you "share" music without permission from the rights holder, even one time, you are violating the copyright of the artist (the right to control distribution) & are guilty of infringement.
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Answer Depends on a lot of identifying factors but they typically sell in the $1400-2500 range.
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The employment outlook for a judge is very good. Before you become a judge, you will likely be an attorney.
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1. I'm pretty sure the school owns it, because it was a school assignment. It becomes their property once you hand it in. My father, who's a school teacher, told me that it is always their property, because you wouldn't have done it if you weren't assigned it by them. 2. Daddy is right that it is…
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ok well i got that it begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 31st... but i got that from wikipedia.. but i think that's the answer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiscal_year
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Copyright law exists in one form or another in virtually every country. The exceptions include Vanuatu, Afghanistan, Somalia, Turkmenistan, São Tomé and Príncipe, San Marino, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Laos, Eritrea, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Aruba, and Anguilla.
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Certain extreme examples of infringement carry a jail term.
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They will have something in writing from the copyright holder specifying what they can use the materials for.
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A search of ASCAP's ACE database reveals the copyright holder is Church of God Tennessee: lhorrell@churchofgod.org
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US Patent No. 174,465 was issued to Alexander G. Bell on March 7, 1876, based upon work done by Meucci and others over the preceding 20 years ago.
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Some of them are. Go to commons.wikimedia.org.
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Unless you can justify the changes and subsequent posting as "fair use" you would need to contact the licensing department at the applicable rights holder. Due to corporate mergers and splits current IP rights for Mighty Mouse are split between three companies. CBS Operations holds the character t…
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Under current copyright laws in Ghana (revised 2005) an infringement of copyright occurs when any of the following rights are violated. (a) the reproduction of a copyrighted work in any manner or form, (b) the translation, adaptation, arrangement or any other transformation of the work, (c) pub…
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Not without a license from the copyright holder of the original tune, and master rights from the performer/label.
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