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 NIKE Women s Free RN 2017 Running Shoes Provence Lila / Hot Punch , NIKE Mäns Roshe Run Svart / Antracit-Sail , New Balance Women s WTGOBIV1 Trail Running Shoes Silver Min New Balance Women s WT1210 Trail Shoe Grå / rosa , ASICS Kvinnors Gt-2000 5 Running Shoes Diva Blå / Vit / Aqua Splash , ASICS Women s GEL-Foundation 12 Running Shoes Aqua Mint / Flash Coral / Indigo Blue , Nike Men Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Universitet Röd / Vit / Svart , Jordkvinnor Siena Earthies Kanel , ONEMIX Women s Lightweight Air Kudde Sport Walking Skor Whitegrey P W Mindre Fritid Kvinnor Terapeutisk Casual Extra Djup Sko Läder Snörning Svart , Fallen Men s Easy Skateboard Shoe Black / Saint Archer Skechers Performance Women s Go Step Modish Svart , Trask Womens Ali Teak italiensk tvättad fårskinn TOMS Kids 10009918 Alpargata-K Kanel Suede Perforerad Rockport Kvinnors Total Motion Abelle Slipon Oxford Svart Jack Wolfskin Women s Activate Texapore Low W Vandring Boot Dusk Blue Rockport Cobb Hill Collection Womens Cobb Hill Sharleen Pump Svart läder Coach Women Florentine Fabric Open Toe Casual Platform Sandaler Sadel / Carmine Helly Hansen Kvinnors Seraphina Winter Boot Oatmeal / Natura / Cement Kenneth Cole REACTION Kvinnors Mass-TER Mind Mule Svart , Jord Origins Kaia Svart Softwalk Women s Acton Clog Navy Distress OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Svart / Svart , Sporto Women s Katie Boot, Taupe / Olive, 6 M US Taupe / oliv Crocs Unisex Classic Clog Neon Magenta , L & rsquo; Artiste av Spring Step Kvinnors Chrisanne Boot Brun Hush Valpar Kvinnors Abney Chrissie Lo Gladiator Sandal sangria STEVEN av Steve Madden Women s Greece Flat Sandal Rött läder , Calvin Klein Kvinnors Gavinia Ballett Flat Rosa UGG Kvinnors Bailey Button Triplet Ii Winter Boot Grå 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
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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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