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 New Balance Men s 574S Sport Sneaker Navy / Vintage Indigo , Merrell Women s Terran Ari Convert Sport Sandal Paloma , New Balance Women s Maya Läder Sandal Brun Ryka Women s Nora Sandal Navy / Blå / Coral , BareTraps Women s Woods Sandal Svart vit , SAS Kvinnor, Nudu Slide Sandaler Guld Reebok Kvinnors Royal Aspire 2 Fashion Sneaker Us-vit / vit , PUMA Mäns Tazon 6 Fracture FM Cross-Trainer Shoe Puma Black-Puma Black Drew Shoe Savannah Kvinnor Terapeutisk Diabetisk Extra Djup Skos Kanel Spänne Navy / vågigt / Stretch , NIKE Women s Air Damp Advantage Tennissko Wolf Grå / Svart Pure Platinum , Steve Madden Kvinnors Sharpie Slide Sandal Silver NIKE Mäns Zoom Stefan Janoski Skate Sko Svart / svart-medium Olivvit Kate Spade New York Women s Shellie Slide Sandal Midnatt , Via Spiga Kvinnors Heather Slide Sandal Ökenläder Vionic Women s, Josie Low Heel Pumps Svart , Easy Spirit Women s Traveltime Mule Navy-Dark Blue-mocka , Trotters Women s Liz Loafer Svart Finn Comfort Women Columbia Denim Patagonien, Skipper Naturalizer Kvinnors Natalie Dress Pump Gepard Drew Shoe Women s Paradise II Velco Slip-on Taupe , Bella Vita Womens Mel-Italy Rouge-mocka Birkenstock Unisex Boston Soft Footbed Leather Clog Svart mocka Hush Valpar Kvinnors Chaste Ballet Flat Sangria Suede Eastland Women s Timber Up Ankle Boot Jordnöt , Klogs USA Women s Mission Clog Splatter Patent Lotta Från Stockholm Flätad Höghälskläder i Silver Kenneth Cole REACTION Kvinnors Hot Step Western Boot Svart , YDN Kvinnor Classic Pointy Toe Läder Suede Casual Shoes Low Cut Slip On Soft Mörkröd VANELi Kvinnors Stevie Flats Skor Guld Galassia Tyg / klara stenar , Miz Mooz Kvinnors Luna Ankel Boot Röd , 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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