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Catch Up! [Nov. 23rd, 2010|06:41 pm]
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    I've got more to write tonight, so this isn't the official count for EOD on the 23rd. I'm behind at the moment, and I need to catch up. I lost about five days over the last week just being busy hanging out with some cool people and enjoying myself. The days weren't wasted, but now I need to write like mad over the next week. I'm seven thousand words behind where I should be for today. I'm getting back on track though, so I will be at 50k for the end of the month.

    I've encountered an issue in writing where I'm not sure how much I can use trade-marked terms. I can write whatever I want, of course, when writing for myself and my friends, but pretending I'm going to publish my work, this isn't something I know much about. When my characters are listening to music, can I name a real artist? When they read a novel, can I use a real one? When they go to a movie or go out to eat, can I use real trade-marked names?

    I roughly know the copyright rules in regards works becoming public domain 50 years following the author's death. If I am comfortable with my characters listening to classical music, watching silent films, and reading Victorian novels, I know I can include those titles in my work. I really want to know, however, whether or not it is ok to use contemporary titles without paying royalties.

    So far, I have been awkwardly avoiding using the names of things. I have described the music being played instead of naming it and stepped out of dialogue and into summarizing when the characters are referring to a movie title. Is this the only solution?
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[User Picture]From: anna_may_neko
2010-11-24 01:18 am (UTC)

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2011-01-17 12:08 am (UTC)

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2011-01-17 04:18 am (UTC)

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2011-01-17 09:13 am (UTC)

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2011-02-15 02:39 am (UTC)

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2011-03-20 02:06 am (UTC)

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From: (Anonymous)
2011-04-08 10:19 am (UTC)

NATO takes over command of military operations in Libya

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[b]NATO is taking over command of military operations in Libya from coalition forces, world media reported Sunday.[/b]

The UN Security Council imposed the no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, along with ordering "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

The 28 NATO ambassadors met on Sunday to decide on further military plans in Libya.

The United States transfers command for a no-fly zone over Libya to NATO, while coalition forces will continue to protect civilian population from attacks by Gaddafi forces.

The military operation in Libya, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, has been conducted so far jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France.

NATO members decided on Thursday to assume responsibility for the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya, but could not agree on taking full command of all military operations in the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 27 European Union states on Thursday issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya "in cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others."

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

http://en.rian.ru/world/20110327/163235937.html
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2011-04-09 05:20 am (UTC)

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2011-04-14 10:59 am (UTC)

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2011-11-03 04:31 am (UTC)

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