Who Controls eBook Rights?
The Court Battle that Could Determine the Fate of the Book Industry:A Review & Analysis (Updated)
By Lloyd J. Jassin
The picture of publishing economics has changed dramatically. Since the middle of 2011, Amazon is selling more eBooks than hardcover and paperback books combined. What this trend makes clear, is it is becoming increasingly difficult to publish a book profitably based solely on bound book sales... More
Use in a Nutshell:
A Practical Guide to Fair Use
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Unfortunately, many creative projects are stillborn or abandoned, because the author, or the author's producer or publisher partner, was intimidated by the subject of “fair use.” This uncertainty is regrettable, since, under many conditions, fair use allows you to copy, display and publish copyrighted works without payment or permission. While not a substitute for legal advice, this article provides guidelines that will and help you to avoid potential problems and allow you take full advantage of the fair use doctrine...More
By Lloyd J. Jassin
A Passing Opportunity to Recapture Publishing Rights
The copyright termination time bomb is ticking away. Starting in 2011 the publishing and entertainment industries will be looking at the possibility thousands of negotiations with copyright owners seeking to recapture their rights... More
Trademark Law & Book Titles
How to Use Trademark Law to Create Multiple Passive Income Streams & Avert Legal Battles
By Lloyd J. Jassin
A great title can contribute tremendously to a book’s success. It can also create opportunities for multiple New Balance Men s 574S Sport Sneaker Grå Med Pigment Adidas Women s Edge Lux W Running Shoes Askpar / Kalk Vit / Kalkkorall , Saucony Kvinnors Nomad TR Trail Running Shoe Rosa lila , Adidas Women s Swift Run W Klar Brun / Vit / Krystalvit Chaco Kvinnors Juniper Sandal Svart , Aravon Women s Beaumont Peep Slide Sandal Blå Sträva Skor Maria Buckle Stylish Orthotic Sandal Tenn Skechers Kvinnors, 2: a Ta Tied Up Slide Sandals Svart , New Balance Women s WW928HW2 Walking Shoe Vit Skechers Sport Women s Burst City Scene Mode Sneaker Plommon , Ros Hommerson Chelsea Mary Jane Kvinnors Slip On Shoes Silver , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Skor (Canvas Gum) True White / Light Gum Adidas Kids Cloudfoam Race K Sneaker Svart / Solar Gul Musse & Cloud Kvinnors Sayuri Slide Sandal Läder, Tan Easy Street Women s Dionne Flat Sandal Vit Twisted X Ladies Nude Print Driving Moccasins Bombplan / Nude , TOMS Women s Deconstructed Alpargata Casual Loafer Skiffer Blu SEVEN DIALER Angelina Kvinnors Oxford Mörkblå , Propet Women s Washable Walker Evolution Oxford Berry / Blå , UGG Kvinnors Abela Slipper Skiffer , Walking Cradles Kvinnors Alias Flat Black Belly Snake Patent / Black Patent Säng | Stu Kvinnor Soto Läder Sandal Taupe Rustik TOMS Women s Jutti Tenn Glitter Party Flats Shoes Tenn Glitter Party Dr Scholls Shoes Women s Exact Mule Grå / Grå Tyg , Easy Street Women s Holly Mule Solbränna , Reef Women s Rose LX Mary Jane Flat Tegel , YDN Kvinnor Pekade Toe Lågklackar Mules Slip On Block Sandals Casual Slide Shoes Röd CLARKS Kvinnors Emslie Sinai Wide Calf Riding Boot Svart läder Old West Boots Womens LF1588 Vintage Cream , Franco Sarto Kvinnors Roxanna Knee High Boot Dover Taupe passive income streams from licensing the sale of book-related merchandise and paraphernalia.
In this article, I will share with you valuable tips on how to determine the availability of a title, secure its ownership, develop valuable licensing streams from it, and protect against its unauthorized use by intellectual property pirates... More
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The Legal Consequences of Using Real People in Fiction
When Fiction & Reality Collide
By Attorney Lloyd J. Jassin
My main character is loosely based on a real person. I mean, that's who inspired me. I never identify him by name (he's my ex-friend) and I've made up 90% of the events that happen in the book. I'm worried after the book becomes successful, that he'll come back and try to take a stake in the millions. What can I do to prevent this? More
TIP: Keep in mind that both identical and confusingly similar marks for related goods and service may be entitled to trademark protection, and that a trademark owner need not register their mark federally to enjoy trademark protection.
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