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 Oasis Kvinnors Zoey Fisherman Shoes Solbränna Chaco Kvinnors Zvolv Sport Sandal Picnic Green , New Balance Men s 574S Sport Sneaker Storm Blå / Vit , Sam Edelman Kvinnors Rheta Wedge Sandal Svart mocka , Merrell Women s Damshandske 3 Trail Runner baltisk , Saucony Kvinnors Triumph ISO 2 Running Shoes Korall / Silver Apex Svart David Tate Wish Women s Sandal Svart , KEEN Kvinnors Uneek o2-w Sandal Tan / Vit , Mephisto Kvinnors Cross Walking Shoe Grå Bucksoft Läder , Diadora Mäns Titan II Running Shoe Blåa nätter / Paloma / Blåa nätter , Lakai Limited Skor Herr Bristol Ljusgrå / Charcoal Suede PUMA Kvinnors Popcat WNS Slide Sandal Svart 2018 , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Canvas High Top Sneaker Marin , Kinesisk Tvättservice Kvinna Marlowe Slide Sandal Blk / Wht Gingham Nine West Women s Nirveli Leather Slide Sandal Svart läder Pleaser Kvinnors Stplash808 / C / B Platform Sandal Clr / Black / Slv Hologram Stjärnor Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Slingback High Heel Läderpumpar Elfenben Patent / Naken Trim / Guld Studs CLARKS Kvinnors Everlay Elma Oxford Svart läder TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Bekvämt och lätt-anpassat Slip-On Fiesta Orange Heritage Canvas U-lite Kvinnors perforerade snörning uppåt Wingtip Pure Färg Läder Plattform Oxfords Vintage Oxford Skor Brun , Propet Women s Washable Walker Sneaker Sr Brownie , Rieker Women s Sina 78 Pump Azur / Grå , KORS av Michael Kors Womens Hastings Mule Fabric Peep Toe Mules Dark Denim , YDN Women Comfy Kitten Low Heel Mules Slip på Clog Sandals Open Toe Dress Pumps Slide Shoes White-5cm , Dr Comfort Betty Kvinnors Terapeutisk Diabetisk Extra Djup Sandal Läder-Mesh Kardborreband Svart Cole Haan Kvinnors Elsie Ii Ballett Flat Naken / Naken Patent MIA Kvinnors Charleese Ankle Boot Svart , Franco Sarto Kvinnors Hampton Ankle Boot Whisky ECCO Kvinnors Kvinnors Ukiuk Short Snow Boot Skiffer / skiffer 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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