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 Women s 520v3 Running Shoe Black / Gunmetal / Vit Drew Alana Women s Sandal Grön / Fuchsia , Teva Women s Original Universal Sandal Pyramidblå , Pedorer Dam Klassiska Neopren Walking Skor Svart Skechers Women s Walk Walk Cool-15651 Sneaker Korall Skechers Kvinnors D Lites Memory Foam Lace-up Sneaker Taupe KEEN Kvinnors Uneek-W Sandal Neutral Grå / Eiffeltornet New Balance Women s WX623v3 Casual Comfort träningssko Svart , New Balance Women s FuelCore Nergize V1 bränsle kors Cross Trainer Fiji / White Finn Comfort Women s Gomera Ankel-Strap Sandal Cognac Plisseelight , FRYE Kvinnors Brielle Western 2 Piece Sandal Dammig ros , Jambu Women s Spain Flat Charcoal / Pastel Pink , Nike Women Air Force 1 Hi Premium Svart / Svart Gum Med Brown Sail Basketball Matt Silver / Kall Grå-Rent Platina , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Canvas High Top Sneaker Rosa , JiYe Mäns Lätta Basketskor Skor Kvinnors Sportskor Svart röd , Trotters Women s Kip Flat Sandal Svart Capezio Kvinnors 650 Student Fotljus Karaktär Sko Svart , Vuxen 3 \ Kola , Adidas Unisex Performance Adizero Lj Track Sko Vit / Solar Röd / Metallisk Silver , Badgley Mischka Kvinnors Kiara-plattformspump Safir Mona Flying Women s Läderperforerad Lace-up Oxfords Skor till kvinnor Wingtip Multicolor Brougue Skor Blå ED Ellen DeGeneres Womens Antona Mauve Kid Suede Cole Haan Kvinnors Zerogrand Stitchlite Oxford Blixt , TOMS Mäns Classic Canvas Slip-On Marin Ryka Kvinnors Adella Mode Boot Rich Teal / Bluebird / Slate Grey , Muck Boot Unisex Tremont Tall Vattentät Wellington Boot Djupskog / kolgrå , Hunters Boots Kvinnors Original Refined Gloss Boots neptunus Birkenstock Kvinnors Gizeh Birko-Flor (Tm) Svart (Birko Flor) , Ariat Kvinnors arv Roper Western Cowboy Boot Distressed Brown , Breckelle s Women s Alabama-12 Knä High Riding Boots Solbränna 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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