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 Adidas Originals Kvinnors SL Loop Racer W Lifestyle Sneaker Core Black / Surf bensin / Running White , Chaco Women s Z1 Classic Athletic Sandal Prismynt , adidas Performance Women s Alphabounce W Running Shoes Klar Aqua / Vit / Spårgrå Trotters Women s Minnie Sandal Röd Nubuck , Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Essentials EVA Sandaler Grön , ASICS Kvinnors Gel-Fit Yui Cross-Trainer Shoe Svart / Silver / Vit New Balance Women s 1165v1 Fresh Foam Walking Shoe Grå / vit Etnies Kvinnors Jameson Vulc LS W Skate Sko Rosa New Balance Women s NBGW1006 Golf Shoe Blå , Marc Jacobs Kvinnors Love Aqua Slide Sandal Svart / Multi Dublin Ladies Summit Zip Paddock Boot Svart Pearl iZUMi Women s W X-Alp Lansering SPD Cykelschoen Svart / rökt pärla , TOMS Women s Deconstructed Alpargata Casual Loafer Blue Slub Chambray Aerosoles Kvinnors Exquisite Dress Pump Dark Tan Leather , Freja | Silver / Tan Läder Oboz Women s Juniper Mid Waterproof Boot MOCKA , Klogs USA Women s DUSTY Clog Papaya , Klogs USA Women s Mission Clog äppelblom OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Vit , Stuart Weitzman Kvinna Strapdown Ballett Flat Mojave Suede Komfortmössor för kvinnor, naglar påsar Rockstudded Block Heels Hollow Out Slingback Sandals Rosa LifeStride Kvinnors Emilia Flat Sandal Soft Blush , Haflinger Women s Pansy Flat Sandal Onyx , SOREL Kvinnors Slimpack Ii Lace Quarry, Black , Pendleton National Park TALL RAIN BOOTS Crater Lake Blue Dr Scholls Shoes Women s Wanderlust Sandal Greige Snake Print Naot Footwear Women s Dorith Kvarts läder , FRYE Kvinnors Melissa Button 2 Extended Calf Riding Boot Redwood Extended Calf Summitfashions Kvinnor Lår Hög Stövlar 5 tums klackar Svart Patent Poly Röda Skor Stretchy Blackpu , SOREL Women s Whitney Short Lace Snow Boot Svart, Havssalt 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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