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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 adidas KVINNA ORIGINALER CLIMACOOL 02/17 SKOR # BY9289 Taktil Rose / Skodon Vit , Mizuno Women s Wave Rider 21 Running Shoes Baja Blå / Bländande Blå , Jord Origins Sophie Sedona Brown NIKE Women s Air Zoom Pegasus 34 löpsko Vit / Metallisk Silverglaciär Blå , NIKE Kvinna Lunar Force 1 Flyknit Workboot Trainer Fashion Sneakers Svart / svartvitt-cool Grå , Adidas Kvinnors CF Element Race W Running Shoes Vit / Grå En / Aero Grön RYKA Women s Sky Walking Shoe Grå / Coral , Sam Edelman Kvinnors Henna Sandal Blå / Multi Gingham Print NIKE Mäns Comfort Slide 2 Sandal Svart / Metallic Silver / Vit , Alegria Kvinnors Vanessa Sandal Svart juvel Vionic Women s Walker Classic Skor Vit blå , Prop & eacute; t Kvinnors tvätt N Wear Slip på LL Walking Shoe Sr Mushroom Nubuck Sam Edelman Kvinnors Bernice Slide Sandal Modern Ivory Vaquero Saddle Leather Bloch Women s Element Dance Sneakers, Mesh Orange , CLARKS Kvinnors Keesha Rosa Klänningspump Svart läder Mephisto Kvinnors Yliane Oxford Scarlet Nubuck , Propet Women s Travelactive Slip-On Oxford Svart / Grå Heather , Easy Spirit Nine West Kvinnors Giovedi Suede Ballet Flat Elektriskt blå , G.H. Grön OLUKAI Nohea Mesh Shoe - Mäns Naturlig orm FRYE kvinnors Ray Mule Redwood Smooth Antique Pull Up , Drew Shoes Women s Magnolia Mary Janes Svart / Svart , FRYE Kvinnors Carly Zip Chelsea Boot Svart , Darco & Gianni Damkänga Ladies Leather Pekad Toe Mid Kattunge Heel Back Zipper Short Booties för hösten vintern Svart , Marc Jacobs Kvinnors Cleo Studded Ballerina Ballett Flat Svart SAS Womens Duo Open Toe Casual Sport Sandaler Nitton , Justin Boots Women s Gypsy Collection 12 \ Tan Jaguar Aerosoles Kvinnors Kinesisk Knee High Boot Taupe Suede , Pajar Kvinnors Norah Snow Boot Svart mocka , SAS Womens Duo Open Toe Casual Sport Sandaler 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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