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 Freedom ISO Running Shoe Citron Purple Altra AFW1859F Kvinnors Olympus 3 Trail Running Shoe Hallon , NIKE Women s Lunarepic Low Flyknit 2 Running Shoes Marinblå / Grå , La Sportiva Akasha Running Shoes - Kvinnors Fjord , NIKE Män Flex 2017 RN Svart / Mtlc Cool Gray-Light Carbon ASICS Kvinnors Gel-Excite 4 Running Shoes Indigo Blå / Blå / Orchid NAOT Kayla Elegant Women Sandals Stone Nubuck Drew Shoe Women s Tulip Comfort Koppar Metallic , Skechers Performance Women s Walk Walk 4 Snörning Walking Shoe Purple / Pink Mephisto Kvinnors Cross Walking Shoe Pewter Bucksoft / Dark Taupe Mode / Brons Reflektera New Balance Women s 711v3 Heather Cross Trainer Stål / Svart Dr Zen Jordan Women s Comfort Therapeutic Extra Depth Sko läder / mesh spets upp Vit röd , Boombah Kvinnors A-Game Molded Cleats - 15 Färgalternativ - Flera storlekar Navy / Lime Green , PUMA Women s Enzo WNs Cross-Trainer Shoe Puma Black , Lucky Brand Women s TIKKO Flat Svart 1 , Modemoven Kvinnors Lack Pumpar, Point Toe Klackar, Slingback Pumps, Kvällskor, Söt Stilettos 10CM Svagt grön med röda solar , ALDO kvinnors Harber Oxford Silver , Mephisto Womens Amelya Perf Offwhite Monaco Prop & eacute; t Kvinnors Tour Walker Strap Oxford Taupe Crocs Unisex Ralen Lined Clog Valnöt / Oatmeal , Columbia Women s ATS Trail Lf92 Sneaker Titan Mhw, Vit , ara kvinnors Betty Ballet Flat Svart mocka , OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Kol / Djupröd , Crocs Women Wrap ColorLite Loafer Pool / Wild Orchid Easy Spirit Women s Illie Clog Svart , Naturalizer Women s Macie Platform Pump Gröt Sam Edelman Kvinnors Millard Ankel Boot Svart läder , Joules Womens Evedon Rain Boot Franska flottan Blowfish Kvinnors Duo Toe Ring Sandal Grey Dyecut Combo Pu , Fransk Sole FS / NY Kvinnors Wyatt Ballett Flat Navy Suede , 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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