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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

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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 New Balance Women s Vazee uppmaning v1 Running Shoe Rosa / Svart Columbia Women s Kea Vent Sandal Isberg, Fawn , Chaco Kvinnors Zcloud 2 Sport Sandal Täckt Eclipse , JBU av Jambu JBU Womens Aberdeen Low Top Slip On Running Sneaker Svart , Skechers Performance Women s Go Step Modish Marin , Ny Balance Kvinnors Friska Skum Arishi V1 Running Shoes Thunder / Alpha Pink , Jordens ursprung Nellie Klar röd Inov-8 Women s F-Lite 275 (W) Cross Trainer Grå / svart , Reebok Kvinnors Royal Aspire 2 Fashion Sneaker Vit / Frostbite Metallic Superga Kvinnors 2750 Cotu Sneaker Azurblå , Drew Shoe Women s Tulip Comfort Brun Croc , Vans Unisex Sk8-Hi Reissue Skate Shoes Cornstalk / Black , DC-herr Heathrow Casual Skate Shoe Svart / Svart / Svart , UGG Mäns Ascot Slipper Svart mocka Dolce Vita Kvinnors Bobbi Slide Sandal Gul Suede , CLARKS Kvinnors Brier Dolly Klänningspump Svart Syntetisk , Prop & eacute; t Kvinnors Olivia Oxford Bronco Brown Merrell Kvinnors Chameleon 7 Limit Vattentät Vandrings Boot beluga mahabis sommar tofflor Sala Stone / Borgen Blue , TOMS Kvinnors Sevilla Suede Bootie Svart mocka , Jessica Simpson Kvinnors Pristina Pump Ballerina , Jack Rogers Kvinnors Boating Jacks Dress Sandal Ecru / Gold , OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Naturlig orm Skechers Kvinnors Bikers-Fan Club-Sportiga Slip-On Mesh-Bungee Relaxed Fit Mule Svart Muck Boot Women s Muckster 2 Mid Snow Svart, Charcoal, Rose Print OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Mörk Java / Rojo , Fix Women s Evie Militärinspirerade Ankelbandet Pointed Toe-plattan Ljusrosa Satin , Tahari Kvinnors Ta-Esther Pump Blå Palladium Mäns Pampa Hi Originale Chukka Boot Sahara Harley-Davidson Women s Jammie Boot Svart 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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