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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

Fair Use in a Nutshell:
A Practical Guide to Fair Use

By %Mate_Description% Lloyd J. Jassin

“Words must be weighed not counted.”

-- Old Yiddish proverb

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

Featured Articles
Termination of Book & Music Publishing Copyright Contracts

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 KEEN Kvinnors Newport H2 Sandal Slate Black / Canton , Brooks Womens Launch 5 Navy / Coral / Purple , New Balance Women s Coa V3 Running Shoes Silver Mink , ASICS Kvinnors FuzeX Knit Running Shoe Pink Glo / Flash Coral / Black , New Balance Women s Vazee Summit V2 Trail Running Shoe Svart / Militärgrön NIKE Women s Air Zoom Vomero 13 löparskor Racer Blue / Blue Tint NIKE Women s Air Max Thea Ultra FK Running Shoe College Navy , PUMA Women s Ignite Dual WN Running Shoes Quarry / Red Blast Sam Edelman Kvinnors Dariel Sandal Svart mocka Ryka Women s Dominica Sandal Tan / Coral Naturalizer Kvinnors Samantha Pointed Toe Flat Vit pärla Xelero Kvinnors Matrix Läder Lace Up Sneaker Vit Adidas Kvinnors W Adipure DC Golfsko Grå En / Silver Met./Semi Fryst Gul PUMA Kvinnors Popcat WNS Slide Sandal Puma White-Puma Black , Dolce Vita Kvinnors Cato Slide Sandal Orchid Suede , Dambalsal Dansskor Salsa Latinpraktiken Skor 9627EB Bekväm-Mycket Fin 1,3 \ av 5] Guld Sparklenet , Nine West Women Astoria Pump Naturlig Suede Sanuk kvinnors par O tärningsplatta Opal , Via Spiga Kvinnors V-Eliza Oxford Blush Leather Walking Cradles Women s Joy Dress Pump Svart patent Crocco TOMS Women s Deia Boot Svart läder , Muck Boot Kvinnors Arctic Weekend Mid Snow Svart / Phlox Lila , ECCO Women s Women s Scinapse Band Fashion Sneaker Svart / Svart , Birkenstock kvinna i Brun från Polyuretan Syntetisk-Träskor 36.0 EU W Brun , Steve Madden Kvinnors Tillis Boot Grå Mult OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Mustang / Lime Peel Toms Womens Classics Black / Black Canvas 10002472 Svart på svart , Kamik Women s Jenny Rain Boot Träkol Kenneth Cole New York Kvinnors Clarissa Knee High Tall Stacked Heel Engineer Boot Mandel Camper Kvinnors Bowie K400022 Boot Svart 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

About The Law Firm

The Law Offices of Lloyd J. Jassin provides a full range of legal services on book publishing, entertainment, copyright, trademark, licensing, internet and corporate law matters.
Call us at 212-354-4442.
Or e-mail attorney Jassin at Jassin@copylaw.com.

 



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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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