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 Originals Women s Bullet Sneaker Navy / White , Adidas Mäns Pw Tennis Hu Sneaker Collegiate Gold / Footwear White , NIKE Women s Flex 2016 Rn Running Shoes Ljus Mango Brooks Womens PureFlow 7 Grå / svart / rosa ASICS Kvinnors Gel-Nimbus 19 Running Shoes Indigo Blue / Paradise Green / Pink Glow , Merrell Kvinnors Terran Ari Wrap Sport Sandal Baja Blue Nike Kvinnors Zoom All Out Flyknit Löpskor Svart / Kall Grå / Volt / Vit , ASICS kvinnors Gel-Nimbus 20 löpsko Limelight / Limelight / Safety Yellow adidas utomhus kvinna Terrex Trailmaker sko Vista Grå / Svart / Super Blush , OLUKAI Nohea Nubuck - Kvinnors Svart / Tan Drew Shoe Savannah Kvinnor Terapeutisk Diabetisk Extra Djup Skos Kanel Spänne Denim , Trotters Kvinnors Simmy Mary Jane Flat Grafit , Skechers Women s Walk Walk Joy-Bjud in Sneaker Mång , Vans Unisex Authentic Platform Skate Sko Lila (Petunia True White Qa1) 7270 , Easy Street Women s Dory Flat Sandal Red-krokodil Supra Metod Skate Sko Svart / Guld / Svart , Ny Balans Kvinnors Ld5v5 Track Sko Seafoam / Levande Korall , Steve Madden Women s Daisie Dress Pump Kamouflage , Modemoven Kvinnors läderpumps, Peep Toe Heels, Slingback Sandaler, Kvällskor, Söta Stilettos Leopard Black , Jessica Simpson Women s Bethani Wedge Pump buff , Skechers Sport Kvinnors Skech Air 2.0 City Love Fashion Sneaker Kol / Mint , TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Bekvämt och lätt-anpassat Slip-On Svart , Emiki Women s Guldnitar Gladiator Lägenheter Sandaler Skor Open Toe Buckle Rem Sandaler med Stud för Klänning Guld , Arcopedico 6201 Vitoria Kvinnor Mary Jane Flats bourgogne XYD pekade tå Slide Mule Sandaler Slingback Stiletto High Heel Dress Pump Skor med pärlor Scharlakansrött , LifeStride Women s Farrow Wedge Pump Solbränna , SoftWalk Kvinnors Salina Woven Flat Sten , SoftWalk Women s Wonder Ballet Flat Svart Dolce Vita Kvinnors Elodie Pointed Toe Flat Smoke Suede SOREL Women s Caribou Boot buff 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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