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 Propet Kvinnors Helen Sandal Gunsmoke NIKE Mäns Roshe Run Medium Olive / Black / Sequoia / Pale Gray , NIKE Kvinnor Air Max Jewell PRM TXT Löpare 917672 Sneakers Shoes Svart Segel Mörkgrå 002 NIKE Women s Tempo Short Svart / Volt / Matte Silver CLARKS Kvinnors Saylie Moon Sandal Navy Leather , Brooks Women s Addiction Walker V-Rem 2E Casual Sko Vit Skechers Kvinnors You-14958 Sneaker Grå Birkenstock Arizona Unisex Läder Sandal Brun , PUMA Women s Fierce Core Cross-Trainer Shoe Ultra Magenta-Puma White Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox PARCHMENT BLACK WHITE , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Canvas High Top Sneaker Svart Nike Women Air Force 1 Hi Premium Svart / Svart Gum Med Brown Sail Basketball Noble Red / Black-plum Fog-Summit White , Kvinnor Golf Lätt Vikt Äkta Läder gjord i Brasilien Spring Street Golf Performance Marc Joseph NY Mode skor Navy Grainy , Adidas Women s W Response Bounce Golf Shoe Grå Två Ftwr Vit / Real Coral S Taryn Rose Women s Violet Shimmer Metallisk Slide Sandal Guld Easy Street Women s Dory Flat Sandal Red-krokodil Jerusalem Sandaler Kvinnors David Slide Sandal Brun , Boombah Women s Pitcher s Toe Molded Cleats - 8 färgalternativ - flera storlekar Svart / Kungliga Nine West Women s Garroy Läder Oxford Flat Vitt läder , Bandolino Kvinnors Candra Pump Guld , OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Svart , OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Charcoal / Dive Camo Kinesisk Tvättservice Kvinnors Nenna Boot Svart patent , Sesto Meucci Kvinnors 28439 Flats Skor Svart mocka , Wolky Kvinnors Juvel Sandal Beige kaviar Pleaser Women s Delight-1018MMG Ankle Boot Svart Faux Läder / Svart Matte TOMS Women s Deia Boot Kola XYD Elegant High Heel Stiletto Ankel Stövlar Faux Suede Peep Toe Pumps Booties For Women Röd , Gameday Boots NCAA Texas Longhorns Women s 13-inch Mässing , FRYE Kvinnors Natalie Double Zip Boot Whiskypressad fullkorn 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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