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 Onitsuka Tiger Asics Unisex Tiger Ally Svart / Svart , ASICS Kvinnors Gel-Excite 4 Running Shoes Indigo Blå / Blå / Orchid , Chaco Kvinnors Z2 Classic Athletic Sandal Brocade Pine , Saucony Women s Ride 10 Running-Shoes Blå , Fila Kvinnors Memory Finity Running Shoe Svart, Vit, Metallisk Silver , Supra Mäns Hammer Run Skate Shoe Tegel Röd / Vit San Antonio sko Women s SAS, Friidrott Snör åt Sneaker Vit , Bernie Mev Kvinnors, Capri Slide Sandaler Ljusgrå Ryka Women s Nell Walking Shoe Navy / Pink Comfortiva Women s Reading Strappy Sandal Kork Finn Comfort Women s Ikebukuro Oxford Svart Rodeobuk Vans Old Skool Unisex Adults Lågskor Mono Bumber / Red Vans Men s Slip-on (Tm) Core Classics Flame Wall Black Black Adidas Kvinnors W Adistar Sport Spikeless Golfsko Core Black / Dgh Solid Grey / Sunset Coral-tmag Nine West Women s Rahas Suede Slide Sandal Svart , G.H. Leimoncello , KEEN Kvinnors Voyageur Vandringssko Dark Earth / Lagoon Mishmi Takin Kameng Mid Event Waterproof Vandringsstuga Grå Pacific Mountain Ascend Women s Waterproof Vandring Backpacking Mid Svart, Grå, Turkos , Lucky Brand Women s Bylando Ballett Flat Tvättade Rose , STEVEN av Steve Madden Kvinnors Razzi-e Slip-On Loafer Svart / Multi , Softwalk Women s Meredith Clog Svart fet läder , YDN Women Classic Pointy Toe Kattunge Pumps Slip-On Suede Low Heel D Orsay Shoes Formell Mörkblå Ted Baker Kvinnors Larmia Ballettsko Mink Pink InterestPrint Dam Boots Unique Designed Comfort Lace Up Boots Multi 19 Merrell Kvinnors Encore Kassie Moc Clog Rödbeta , BOBS från Skechers Women s Chill Slip-On Flat Naturlig Carlos av Carlos Santana Kvinnors Bentley Ankle Boot Hind , Ros Hommerson Kvinnors Regina Moc Toe Casual Loafers Svartbränt läder Mjuk stil av Hush Puppies Kvinnors plagg vara med dig klädpump Silver Cloud Kid 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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