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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 Teva Terra-Float Active Lace - Kvinnor Blå , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Color Hej Färsk Gul New Balance Women s WT510RS3 Trail Running Shoes Nimbus Cloud , Romika Kvinnors Ibiza 64 Dress Sandal Denim NIKE Mäns Air Max Flair Running Shoes Cool Gray / University Red-Bright Crimson Skechers Women s Walk Walk Joy-Bjud in Sneaker Grå ara kvinnors Nicole Sneaker Aqua Leather APL: Athletic Propulsion Labs Kvinnors Techloom Pro Sneakers Trötthet Cashmere Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Vit / Röd / Vit Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Läder High Top Sneaker Choklad , KAANAS Kvinnors Santa Rosa Twist Turban Pool Skoslip Sandal Mynta , Dolce Vita Women s Amber Heeled Sandal Karamelläder , Ariat Womens Heritage Breeze Lace Paddock Svart Reebok Kvinnors Solestead Track Sko Smoky Orchid / Sour Melon / Whisper Grey / White TOMS Damtoalett Classic Slip-On Skor Svart Modemoven Kvinnors Lack Pumpar, Point Toe Klackar, Slingback Pumps, Kvällskor, Söt Stilettos 10CM Lila Blå , Trotters Women s Liz Loafer Tenn Sebago Kvinnors Claremont Brogue Oxford Mahogny Cole Haan Kvinnors Zerogrand Stitchlite Oxford Kalk / Metallisk Silver Sticka / Opt Hi-Tec Women s Florence Low Waterproof Multisport Shoe Taupe / Mint Easy Spirit AP1 Sport Walking Shoe Brun , Skechers BOBS från Women s Highlights Flexpadrille Wedge Svart segel , onlymaker Pointed Toe Ankel stövlar för kvinnor Side Zipper Dress High Heels Shoes Booties Röd Easy Spirit Women s Adabelle Ankle Boot Grå , Easy Spirit Women s Dolly Skräddarsydda Casual Shoes Kokospalm SOREL Kvinnors Torpeda Lace Ii Flat Sandal Kamelbrun, Forntida fossil , FSJ Kvinnor Fashion Pointed Toe Pumps Långa Klackar Casual Loafers Slip On Sommar Skor Storlek 4-15 US Vin-matt Bogs Women s Classic Pansies Snow Boot Berry Multi , Old West Ladies Läder Mode Cowgirl Boots Svart FRYE Kvinnors Veronica Slouch Boot Whisky Soft Vintage Leather-76602 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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