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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-- 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
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 Women s Kineta Relä Running Shoe Maru / White NIKE Kvinnors Benassi JDI Sandal Svart vit New Balance Women s Nitrel v1 FuelCore Trail Running Shoe Grå / svart , Adidas utomhus Kvinnors Kanadia 8,1 W Trail Running Shoe Collegiate Navy / Mystery Bensin / Energi Aqua , Nike Kids Roshe One (GS) Running Shoe Svart / Totalt Crimson / Dark Purple , Sam Edelman Kvinnors Geren Sandal Svart , RYKA Kvinnors Devotion Plus Walking Shoe Svart / Cool Mist Grå / Ljus Violett / Varmrosa New Balance Women s Womens 928v3 Walking Shoe Walking Shoe Grå Under Armour Women s Street Precision Mid Purple Rave (959) / Premier Purple Supra Vaider LC Sneaker Grå Gradient-Vit , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Skor Svart / Tenn NIKE Women s SF AF1 Mid Basketball Shoe Partikelbeige / partikelbeige Adidas Kvinnors W Adistar Sport Spikeless Golfsko Core Black / Dgh Solid Grey / Sunset Coral-tmag DC Kvinnors Heathrow Skate Sko Mynta Naturalizer Kvinnors Natalie Dress Pump Svart Satin , Marc Joseph New York kvinnors Cypress Hill Loafer Paradisrosa , Cobb Hill Kvinnors Abilene Boot Blå / Teal , Mona Flying Women s Läderperforerad Lace-up Oxfords Skor till kvinnor Wingtip Multicolor Brougue Skor Blå 2 TOMS Women s Classics (Svart) , Kaitlyn Pan pekade Toe Studded Ballerina Läder Flats Neon Yellow Patent / Nude Trim / Gold Studs North Face Womens Hedgehog Fastpack Gtx Dune Beige & Deep Garnet Red OTBT Kvinnors Springfield Clog Brun Harley-Davidson Kvinnors Retta Fashion Boot Solbränna CLARKS Kvinnors Sillian Bella Mary Jane Flat Mörkbrun Syntetisk Nubuck Mjuk stil av Hush Puppies Kvinnors plagg vara med dig klädpump Marin Vionic med Orthaheel Serena Women s Boot greige Kvinnor Pölar Regn och Snö Boot Multi Color Mid Calf Knä Hög Vattentäta Rainboots Blkwht Chevron BEARPAW Quinevere Tall Vattentät Boot För Kvinnor Sten , Me Too Women s Lilyana Ballet Flat Svart , Hunter Women s Original Tall Rain Boot Blek mynt , 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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