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 Big Kids Air Max 90 Läder Löparskor, Lättvikt, bekvämt och hållbart fullkorn och syntetiskt läder Mörkgrå / Mörkgrå / Svart Columbia Women s Wave Train Sport Sandal Mörk hallon, vit Adidas Women s Aerobounce W Running Shoes Raw Indigo / Metallic Silver / Hi-Res Orange New Balance Women s 1080v8 Fresh Foam Running Shoes Vintage Indigo / Reflektion Spira Classic Walker 2 Damskor med fjädrar Svart , Yellow Box Women s Estelle Sandal Klar , Hush Valpar Män Gus Oxford Solbränna , ECCO Kvinnors Biom G2 Golfsko Vit / Candy Nine West Women s Lucili Leather Slide Sandal Svart läder , Vionic Women s Rest Juno Slide Sandal Solbränna , Mephisto Kvinnors Diane Oxford Navy Bucksoft / Silver Queen / Ice / Nickel Pearl Calfskin TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Bekvämt och lätt-anpassat Slip-On Broderad val , TOMS Mäns Classic Canvas Slip-On Vit FitFlop Kvinnors Uberknit Ballerina Walking Slip-On Indisk Blå / Pulverblå , Easy Spirit Women s Motion Lace up Oxford Svart Native Unisex Apollo Moc Fashion Sneaker. Shell White / Shell White-Polka Dot Minnetonka Kvinnors Kilty Suede Moccasin Turkos Suede , Bettie Page Women s Bp100-Carren Flat Sandal Blå , Katy Perry Kvinnors Geli Flat Sandal Kalk Matt Bernson Kvinnors Jette Open Toe Booties Vit svart , Kodiak Kvinnors Alma Chelsea Boot Svart 001 Nine West Women s Gunner Suede Lace-Up Ankel Boot Dark Natural , Freebird av Steven Womens FB-Nola Slip On Mule Shoes Svart , Lugz Kvinnors Drifter Lx Mode Boot Hallon / White Propet Kvinnors TravelFit Flex Ballet Flat Vattenmelon Merrell Women s Eventyr Peak Vattentät Boot Svart , Nomad Women s Puddles Rain Boot Marin Sperry Womens Walker Wind Rain Boot Mörk olivull , TONGPU Tall High Waterproof PU Rain Boot Women Svart , Jägare Boots Kvinnor Raffinerad Mid Gloss Ankel Boots - , 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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