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 Women s Aerobounce W Running Shoes Core Black / Aero Green / Hi-res Green Wolky Comfort Jewel Grå Picasso Crash Altra AFW1837F Kvinnors Torin 3.5 Running Shoe Svart NIKE Kvinnors Air Max Jewell Running Shoe svart , Brooks Women s Glycerin 14 Silver / Blue Atoll / Lime Punch Skechers Performance Women s Walk Walk 4 Achiever Walking Shoe Diffus: Svart / Vit , KEEN Kvinnors Uneek-W Sandal Star White Vionic Womens Dorie Svart orm , SOREL Kvinnors Torpeda Slide II Flat Sandal Sahara / Fossil Sidi Alba Road Cykel Kvinnors Cykelskor Svart TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Bekvämt och lätt-anpassat Slip-On Fiesta Orange Heritage Canvas , Mona Flying Women s Läderperforerad Lace-up Oxfords Skor till kvinnor Wingtip Multicolor Brougue Skor Kaffe Dr Martens Mäns Svart Brogue Snörsko Svart , Baabuk Gus Slipper Röd JBU av Jambu Women s Pristine Mary Jane Flat Svart , ECCO Kvinnors Aspina Low Gore-TEX Vandringssko Svart / Svart , OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Vit , UGG Kvinnors Larra Boot Svart , Alegria Victoriah Women s Sandal Botanicool , YDN Women Dressy Pointed Toe Low Heel Pumps Slip On Mules Clogs Slide Sandals Kitten Shoes Leopard Arcopedico Kvinnors nya drottning II Tenn SoftWalk Women s Thompson Mule Röd Dr Scholls kvinnors Frankie Mesh Flat Vit Mesh Fransk Sole Womens Trance 2 Svart Nappa , Inte betygsatt Kvinnors Glitzy Trio Harness Boot Taupe Cotswold Sandringham Buckle-Up Womens Wellington Boots Bär , Jeffrey Campbell Kvinnors Charlin Point Toe Mules Senap Ariat Kvinnors Gringa Western Cowboy Boot Svart Bella Vita Women s Talina Ii Plus Harness Boot Brun , SOREL Women s Whitney Short Lace Snow Boot Fawn, havsalt , 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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