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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

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“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

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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 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Color Hej Cyan Space , Merrell Women s Terran Convertible II Sandal Dammig oliv Browning Kvinnors Buck Pursuit Trail Skor Ormbunkar / Gargolye New Balance Women s Cypher Running Shoe Castle / White ASICS Kvinnors Gel-Cumulus 19 Running Shoes Begonia Pink / Begonia Pink / Baton Rouge , Trotters Kvinnors Simmy Mary Jane Flat Rost OLUKAI Hokua Slipper - Mäns 4848 Dk Java G.H. Vallmo San Antonio sko Women s SAS, Friidrott Snör åt Sneaker Träkol , Ryka Women s Sky Walking Shoe Skiffer Grå / Krom Silver / Robin Blå , Orthofet Proven Smärtlindring Bekväm Plantar fasciit Ortopedisk diabetiker Platta fötter Bunions Kvinnors Athletic Skor - 910 , PUMA Women s Ignite Dual Netfit WN Cross Trainer Puma Black-Puma White , Skechers Performance Women s Walk 2 Super Sock 2 Slip-On Walking Shoe Gammal Svart Birkenstock Kvinnors Arizona Soft Footbed Fashion Suede Sandal Velvet Grå Suede Mjuk Footbed , Via Spiga Kvinnors Heather Slide Sandal Brick Suede 50 nyanser av guld Dance Shoes Collection, Komfort kväll Klänning Bröllopspumpar, Balsalskor För latin, tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Konst med 50 nyanser (2,5 \ klackar) 1625- Guld Granit TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Bekvämt och lätt-anpassat Slip-On Svart Trotters Women s Liz Loafer Ljus Tan Tonal Hush Valpar Womens Cesky Perf Oxford Light Rose Nubuck Modemoven Women s Pointed Toe Pumps Slip-On Office Business Högklackade Sexy Stiletto Shoes 85mm Grön Vans Men s Slip-on (Tm) Core Classics Klassisk Svart / Vit , OLUKAI Pehuea Skor - Kvinnors Magenta / magenta , Sam Edelman Kvinnors Gigi Läder Indigo Multi Easy Spirit Women s Garima Mary Jane Flat Svart , La Plume Women s Flex Clog Brun läder Lucky Brand Women s Lucky Emmie Ballett Flat Moonlight Blue , Franco Sarto Kvinnors Dakota Ankel Boot Kolgrå , Propet Women s Stephanie Lace-Up Taupe Velour UGG Kvinnors Simmens Leather Boot. Stout Leather , Steve Madden Kvinna Ruling Boot Svart Nubuck , 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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