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 Saucony Originals Women s Bullet Sneaker Brown / Pink Teva Women s Tirra Athletic Sandal Svart / Vit Multi , Propet Kvinnors TravelActiv Ss Sandal Blå svart , Altra AFW1755F Kvinnors Lone Peak 3.5 Skor Kalk Easy Spirit Women s Peace Sandal Svart , Hush Valpar Kvinnors Power Walker Ii Loafer Svart , Teva Women s Universal Slide Sandal Mosaic Orchid , Naturalizer Kvinnors Samantha Pointed Toe Flat Brokad , Adidas Kvinnors W Adipure DC Golfsko Ftwr Vit / Silver Met./Silver Met. , Tory Burch Miller Espadrille Metalliska Läder Sandaler, Guld ED Ellen DeGeneres Womens Casie Pure White Mitten Grab Läder / Sticka , Arcopedico Kvinnors Ls Himmelsblå , Cole Haan Kvinnors Grandpro Hi Maple Sugar Nubuck , Sam Edelman Kvinnors Patti Dress Sandal Dammigt blått läder Walking Cradles Women s Joy Dress Pump Black-patent-orm ECCO Skor Dam Kvinnors Akita 10 mm Ballett Flat Ginger / Slate / Slate Jessica Simpson Women s Cachelle Ankle Bootie Svart , Naturalizer Women s Whitney Dress Pump Svart Brocade Sesto Meucci Kvinnors Neda Slip-On Loafer Svart färgad kalv , NAOT Kvinnors Rapoka Flat Svart Raven Läder / Svart Crackle Läder / Svart Crinkle Patent Läder / Jet Svart Läder Dr Comfort Betty Kvinnors Terapeutisk Diabetisk Extra Djup Sandal Läder-Mesh Kardborreband Svart , Shellys London Women s Hester Pump Svart blom Easy Street Women s Laurel Flat Navy Läder / Suede Läder , Klogs Footwear Women s Portland Clog Turf Apache Hunters Boots Kvinnors Original Refined Gloss Boots Dark Olive Hunters Boots Kvinnors Original Refined Gloss Boots Dark Olive Bella Vita Kvinnors Everest Ii Ankle Bootie Tan Croco , Nomad Women s Puddles Rain Boot Grön / Multi Plaid Kamik Women s Momentum Snow Boot Svart , Hunter Women s Original Tall Rain Boot Hav 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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