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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 Mizuno Women s Wave Rider 21 Running Shoes Högsteg / Gråsten , Chaco Kvinnors ZX2 Classic Athletic Sandal Vattenfall skog , Nike Women Air Huarache Run Ultra Br Running Shoes Totalt Crimson / Total Crimson , ASICS Womens Gel Fuji Runnegade 2 Trail Running Shoes PLASMA GUARD AZALEA SILVER BLACK , Saucony Women s Ride 10 Running-Shoes Grå Berry CLARKS Kvinnor Saylie Quartz Sandal Sand NIKE Women s Air Zoom Prestige Tennisskor Hardcourt - Vit / Hot Lava / Pure Platinum / Blue Nebula , NIKE Women s Flex Trainer 6 Vit / Mörkgrå , New Balance Women s WW813 Hook and Loop Walking Shoe Vit Rockport Kvinna Lanea Woven Slide Sandal Vitväv Skechers Kvinnors Reggae Fest-Marlin-Fisherman Öppna Back Mule Avslappnad passform och a / c minne skum Vattensko Svart Gentle Souls Kvinna Mikenzie Platform X-Band Slide Sandal Cognac , ED Ellen DeGeneres Womens Aviana Stone / Stone Oiled Veg Leather / Bucato Suede , Sidi Alba Road Cykel Kvinnors Cykelskor Vit PUMA Kvinnors Evospeed Sprint V6 Spår Spike Shoe Fluorescerande persika / Vit / Röd Röd / Vit Mjuk stil av Hush Puppies Kvinnors Jaylene Oxford Navy Nubuck , Easy Spirit Women s Motion Sport Lace-Up Sneaker Svart läder Ahnu Women s Sugarpine Hiking Boot Kompost Ahnu Kvinnors W Calaveras Vattentät Backpacking Boot Muir Woods JA VIE Walking Skor för kvinnor Ballet Flats Style för varje dag Wear Driving Walking Indigo Stripe FSJ Kvinnor Fräsch Blom Tryckta Plattor Pumpar Pekade Toe Slip On Klädskor för komfort 4-15 US Vit blomma , SoftWalk Women s Mason Clog Svart FitFlop Kvinnors Superskate Shimmersuede Slip Mule peachy , FSJ Kvinnor Fashion Pointed Toe Pumps Långa Klackar Casual Loafers Slip On Sommar Skor Storlek 4-15 US Svart mocka , Brinley Co Womens Comfort Sole Faux Läder Runda Toe Flats Svart Crocs Kvinnors Swiftwater Sandal Valnöt , Vionic med Orthaheel Serena Women s Boot Oliv , Anne Klein Sport Kvinnors Knappar Ballett Flat Svart , DAWGS Kvinnor 13 tums Microfiber Faux Shearling Vegan Winter Boots Choklad Qupid Women s Parma-08 Fashion 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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