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 Merrell Women s Damshandske 3 Trail Runner Blå Sport , KEEN Kvinnors Uneek 8MM Sandal Rhododendron / Neutral Gray Saucony Women s Cohesion TR11 Running Shoe Grå / Lila , Sjuksköterskan Mates Womens Harmony Vit Onex Women s, Lynette Mid Heel Wedge Sandals Denim , Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Essentials EVA Sandaler Navy Eva New Balance Women s 711v3 Heather Cross Trainer Svart / Alpha Rosa Trotters Kvinnors Simmy Mary Jane Flat Svart mocka Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Skor Kanfastryck Svart / Vit , CLARKS Kvinnors Leisa Grace Platform Svart läder , Dr Scholls Skor Kvinnors Classic Slide Sandal Saddle Snake Print , Jerusalem Sandaler Kvinnors Tal Slide Sandal Brun , Sam Edelman Kvinnors Bernice Slide Sandal Sadel Läder Modemoven Women s Pointed Toe Pumps Slip-On Office Business Högklackade Sexy Stiletto Shoes 85mm Lila Beige Arcopedico Kvinnors Ls Fuchsia , Naturalizer Kvinnors Taimi Dress Sandal Silver , TOMS Women s Deia Boot Castlerock Grey Suede / Ull Skechers Womens Bikers - Roamer Svart Suede avslappnad La Sportiva Kvinnors Primer Low GTX Vandringssko Kol / Fjord , Soludos Women s Platform Rökningslippare Dove Grey , Dr Scholls Kvinnors Original Slide Sandal Vitt läder , Cobb Hill Rockport Kvinnors Ramona-CH Flat Sandal Brons Skechers Performance Kvinnors Go Step Challenge Walking Shoe Navy / White Splendid Women s Roca Ballett Flat Svart , SOREL Women s Winter Fancy Lace II Mid Calf Boot Svart / Silver / Sage , Franco Sarto Kvinnors Fabrina Flat Vanilj ECCO Women s Shape 25 Tall Buckle Riding Boot Kamel , Propet Kvinnors Tessa Riding Boot Svart Easy Street Women s Birdie Flat Sten Calou Stockholm kvinnors Hanna Svart 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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