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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 Ny Balance Kvinnors Friska Skum Arishi V1 Running Shoes Silver / Pink , Saucony Women s Kineta Relä Running Shoe Vit / Grå , Columbia Montrail Women s Fluidflex X.S.R. Röd Camellia, Melonad , Salomon Sonic RA Damskor Blue Curacao / Yellow Blå Curacao / Gul Teva Women s W Sanborn Universal Sandal Valnöt , NIKE Zoom All Out Low Women Running Shoes Blå , Salomon Women s Speedcross 4 W Trail Runner Svart / Svart / Svart Metallisk Jessica Simpson Kvinnors Brimah Sandal Platina , Prop & eacute; t Kvinnors tvätt N Wear Slip på LL Walking Shoe Sr White Navy Vans Men s Slip-on (Tm) Core Classics (Gum Bumper) True White / True White , Sam Edelman Kvinna Gala Slide Sandal Tenn / Putty Metallic Boa / Kid Suede Leather , La Plume Womens Jessica Röd , Naturalizer Women s Michelle Dress Pump Taupe , Ted Baker Mäns Bly 9 Loafers Black (svart) SoftScience Daisy Canvas Comfort Casual kvinnliga skor Ljusrosa Ahnu Kvinnors Montara II Vandringssko Medium Grå , FitFlop Kvinnors Uberknit Ballerina Walking Slip-On Klassisk röd , Lucky Brand Women s Fayth Ankle Boot Svart , Splendid Women s SPL-Henri Ankle Bootie Svart 206 kollektiva kvinnors Madison Ballet Flat Svart mocka Sanita Kvinna Professional Textured Oil Clog Antikbrun , Arcopedico 6201 Vitoria Kvinnor Mary Jane Flats Tenn , Kinesisk Tvättservice Kvinnors Carlita Ankel Boot Naturligt läder , L & rsquo; Artiste av Spring Step Women s Aneria Mule Svart Sanita Kvinnors Original Pro-Shade Mule Svart Therafit Shoe Kvinnors Sienna Side Zip Sport Casual Walking Shoe Marin Helly Hansen Women s Midsund 2 Rain Boot Svart / Naturlig , SOREL Women s Joan Tall Gloss Rain Boot Röd Dahlia, Candy Apple , Alegria Nanook Solid Vinterträdgård Trotters Women s Blizzard III Snow Boot Svart låda , 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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