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 Women s Kineta Relä Running Shoe Blågrön / Aqua , Vans Mäns Reflekterande ISO 1,5 Sneakers Vaxad Svart Turtledove , Josef Seibel Women s, Hailey 33 Wedge Sandals Hibiskus , Alegria Women s Colette Sandal Enhet Blå , New Balance Women s Fresh Foam Cruz V1 Running Shoe Grå / havsalt Nike Flex Experience RN 5 Running Shoe Svart / Antracit / Vit / Mtlc Mörkgrå Bella Vita IMO-Italien Kvinnors Sandal Cracked Gold Leather , Sam Edelman Kvinnors Gigi Neon Orange KEEN Kvinnors Rose Sandal Boysenberry / Red Violet Columbia Women s Santiam Sandal Silver Sage, Intense Violet , Naturalizer Kvinnors Samantha Pointed Toe Flat Taupe Trotters Kvinnors Simmy Mary Jane Flat Svart mocka Skechers Performance Women s Go Steg Lite-Solace Walking Shoe Taupe Bloom Ahnu Kvinnors Yoga Flex Svart Diadora Mäns B. Original Sneaker Vit / vit / vit , NIKE Lunar Control 4 Mäns Golfsko , Vans Old Skool Unisex Adults Lågskor Mono Bumber / Red , Skolutgåva Upper Class 7300 Saddle Shoe (Toddler / Little Kid / Big Kid) Svart , Trotters Women s Liz Loafer Röd , Dr. Martens Womens 1461 Naken Virginia , Reebok Kvinnor Svart Läder Atletisk Oxford TYAK Komposit Toe Svart , Vionic Women s Ida Tofflor Grå , Bella Vita Kvinnors Delfina Ankel Bootie Svart Kid Suede Pleaser Women s Illusion-1018 Boot Vit polyuretan , Soft Style Hush Valpar Kvinnors Rogan Flat Taupe ödla , SOREL Kvinnors Tofino Ii COLLEGIATE NAVY , Steve Madden Kvinnors Torrent Rain Boot Svart , UGG Women s Sunburst Tall Fashion Boot kastanj Joules Kvinnors Wellyprint Rain Boot Laurel Botanical SOREL Women s Joan Tall Gloss Rain Boot Nori, Zest 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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