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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 NIKE Golf Women s Tech Essentials Classic Long Short Cargo Khaki / Black-medium Olive , Adidas Originals Kvinnors EQT Racing Adv W Sneaker Energi Aqua / Energi Aqua / Vit Chaco Kvinnors Z2 Classic Athletic Sandal Kanjon Skechers Performance Women s Go Flex 2-14992 Walking Shoe Svart , Nike Mäns Kaishi Running Shoe Svart / Metallic Silvervitt , SoftWalk Kvinnors Daytona Wedge Sandal Navy W Tan Naturalizer Kvinnors Wendy Huarache Sandal Vit , NIKE Mäns Roshe Two Running Shoe Svart / Svart Trotters Kvinnors Simmy Mary Jane Flat Salvia , Ryka Women s Hailee Sneakers Marinblå , Diadora Mäns Spel L Låg Vaxad Court Shoe Vit / rödpeppar , Hush Valpar Kvinnors Power Walker Ii Loafer Svart läder PUMA x Fenty Cleated Creeper Suede Puma Black , Birkenstock Kvinnors Arizona Soft Footbed Fashion Suede Sandal Velvet Grå Suede Mjuk Footbed Dolce Vita Kvinnors Henlee Slide Sandal Röd tyg LifeStride Women s Xandy Equestrian Boot Mörkgrå Mona Flying Women s Läderperforerad Lace-up Oxfords Skor till kvinnor Wingtip Multicolor Brougue Skor Coffee-rosa XPETI Women s Waterproof Mid Hiking Outdoor Boot Rödvin TOMS Mäns Classic Canvas Slip-On Björk Multi Rainbows adidas utomhus kvinnors AX2 vandringssko Grå Två, Kol, Kalkkorall Trotters Women s Sarina Ballet Flat Marinblå / marinblå , OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Naturlig orm , Bella Vita Kvinnors Everest Ii Ankle Bootie Svart krokodil Franco Sarto Kvinnors Hampton Ankle Boot Whisky Naturalizer Women s Detail Nubuck Mule Antik , Taos Footwear Women s Star Fashion Sneaker Svart , UGG Kvinnors Sienna Rain Shoe Svart Lucky Brand Women s Lucky Emmie Ballett Flat Picante Ariat Women s Round Up Wide Square Toe Western Cowboy Boot Yukon Brown / Bronze , Hush Valpar Kvinnors Hilde Hyde Snow Boot Mörkbrun , 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 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.
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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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