And that is exactly why you could film a new Oz film, just as long as nothing's called "Oz."
You're right; my biases got the better of me. Disney was making another Oz movie, and, in a refreshing change of pace, Warner was being a jerk.
You still have to be very careful with things that are in the public domain. Reprints of images from the movie posters (now in the public domain) were found to be infringing, and Warner thinks it's entitled to a trademark on anything involving the word "Oz."
While that's true in theory, you're forgetting that copyright law exists only to benefit Disney. The Wizard of Oz is also in the public domain, but Oz the Great and Powerful needed Disney lawyers on set to approve what shade of green they painted the witch.
If you had the audacity to attempt filming a Snow White movie without the Mouse's explicit, written consent, their legal team would relish driving you to bankruptcy--even though you'd be perfectly within your rights.
Only in the states is it popular to mortgage your house and minimize payments. Something about interest and taxes? Is it just in California?
Do you mean to tell me that Canadians buy homes from cash on hand?
in Canada you have a much higher percentage of people who own their house when compared to, for example, California
That might have something to do with the fact that most Canadian homes don't cost over a million dollars.
Shut down everything
I think Boston is America's Madagascar.
You're comparing three minutes of frivolous background noise to the written word as if they were of equivalent value?
This really is a problem, though. I used to do phone interviews for my employer, but I stopped after a couple of months. It's really, really awkward to try to interview someone you simply cannot understand, no matter how many times they repeat themselves.
You and people like you have done far more damage to this country than any terrorist could ever hope to achieve.
while the summary is laudatory, fawning, even, it is not central to the decision
Funny, I had the same reaction when I read it. He seemed like a salesman for Google or something.
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Dear Prince Bernard,
If you're talking about my bank account, you're barking up the wrong tree
So, if this stands does this mean it's lawful for Google to make the full text available of these books, or not?
Fair use cases are very fact specific. If you start monkeying with the facts, Judge Chin might not feel the same way about it.
If google can legally copy books (even when profit is involved) then why can't I do the same?
Wouldn't I get hammered with copyright infringement problems if I scanned in books I did not author myself?
I don't know but please hire me as your lawyer when you do.