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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 Lunar Apparent Mens Running Shoes Svart / vit-coolgrå , Brooks Kvinnors Ravenna 8 Peacoat / Lila Kaktusblomma / Fusion Korall New Balance Women s WT410v5 Pushing Trail Running Shoe åska Skechers Performance Women s Go Step Snygga Walking Shoe Svartvit Multi L & Rsquo; Artiste av Spring Step Women s Lizzie Flat Sandal Naturlig , Easy Street Women s Conca Fabric Open Toe Casual Slide Sandals Naturlig Stretch Fabric Aerosoles Mid Level Women s Sandal Svart tyg , KEEN Kvinnors Uneek-W Sandal Star White , NIKE Mäns Zoom Stefan Janoski Skate Sko Vit / vitvolf grå Vans Men s Slip-on (Tm) Core Classics Flame Black Vans Men s Slip-on (Tm) Core Classics Svart / Svart Sam Edelman Kvinnors Bernice Slide Sandal Mjukt Silver Mini Croco Metalliskt / Polerat Metalliskt Läder , Klogs USA Moro Sneakers Frostgrå , Apex Kvinnors Karen Oxford Lace Up Svart Sam Edelman Kvinnors Susie Dress Sandal Blå / Multi Americana Stripe , SAS Women Free Time Svart Trotters Women s Liz Loafer Ben , Onitsuka Tiger Men s Mexico 66 Fashion Sneaker Svart / Svart Merrell Kvinnors Azura Carex Mid Vattentät Vandrings Boot slotts sten Asolo Thyrus GV Boot - Kvinnors Brun socker / Svart , Jeffrey Campbell Kvinnors Finkman Point Toe Mules Svart North Face Womens Hedgehog Fastpack Gtx Dune Beige & Deep Garnet Red , Hush Valpar Kvinnors Chaste Ballet Flat Dark Teal OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Mocka-mocka KEEN Kvinnors Morrison Chelsea Shoe Person med groteskt ansikte , PUMA Kvinnors Axel Ballett Flat Fluorescerande Rosa / Mint Leaf / Persika , Easy Street Women s Dawnta Ankle Bootie Svart , Kenneth Cole New York Kvinnors Nikki Ankle Bootie Vin Microfiber , FRYE Kvinnors Melissa Button 2 Riding Boot Slate Extended Dan Post Women s Paint Cowgirl-certifierad Western Boot Square Toe - Dp4615 Mång 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.
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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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