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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

By %Mate_Description% Lloyd J. Jassin

“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

Featured Articles
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 Flex Experience RN 5 Running Shoe Racer Blå / vit-volt-vit , Saucony Originals Women s Bullet Sneaker Charcoal / Pink , Adidas Women s Alphabounce Beyond W Running Shoes Grå Fyra / Koldioxid / Mörk Solid Grå , RYKA Kvinnors Hydro Sport Vatten Skor Cross-Training Sko Silver Cloud / Cool Mist Grå / Vinter Blå / Rosa , Trotters Kvinnors Simmy Mary Jane Flat Svart Dr Scholls skor kvinnors makt sandal Grå , Carlos av Carlos Santana Kvinnors Adalyn Sandal Silver , Salming Kobra Women s Indoor Court Skor Vit Vit , Naturalizer Women s Blair Fashion Sneaker Dover Taupe Läder , Rockport Women s Total Motion Envelope Flat Svart / Multi Snake , Mycket fin danssko 2707 (tävlingsbetyg) 3 \ Leopard & Gold , Drew Shoes Women s Parade II Oxford Ben kalv Trotters Women s Dea Slingback Pump Svart / Svart Pearl , El Naturalista Kvinnors Yggdrasil Ng50 Slipper Svart Vionic med Orthaheel Förnya Gracie Women s Slipper Ljusblå SAS Women s, Nudu Low Heelsandaler Marin , KEEN Kvinnors Hush Knit-W Vandringssko Svart / Gargoyle , 4EurSole Women s Time Slide Taupe Python Textil Sam Edelman Kvinnors Felicia Ballett Flat Navy Leather Nurse Mates Women s Bryar Closed Clogs Vitt läder Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Kvinnors Clara Ballett Flat Vete , SOREL Kvinnors Snow Angel Lace Boot Svart Alegria Kvinnors Vienna Slingback Sandal Wowie Zowie , CLARKS Women s Neenah Garden Ballet Flat Navy Nubuck Trotters Women s Estee Ballet Flat Tvättblå , Harley-Davidson Kvinnors Sadie Boot Svart SOREL Women s Cozy Carnival Snow Boot Svart LifeStride Women s Unity Harness Boot Solbränna RF MOMSMODELL Kvinnors fotled Up Combat Boots | Motorcykel Booties | Kortfickor Ny Svart Suede Med Ficka Bearpaw Tama II CHOCOLADE II , 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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