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
Use in a Nutshell:
A Practical Guide to Fair Use
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-- 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
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 Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Fashion Sneaker Björk / Indien Bläck / Latte , New Balance Men s 574S Sport Sneaker Dold grön / vit , Skechers Kvinnors 15018_Char Träkol ASICS Metrolyte II Shoe Damvandring Svart / Silver / Vit , Browning Kvinnors Buck Pursuit Trail Skor Frostgrå / Ming , Jord Origins Sizzle Marinblå Nine West Women s Quilby Suede Ankle Boot Svart / Svart , PUMA Womens Speed 600 Ignite Low Top Snörning Snurrande Sneaker Svart / Orange , OLUKAI Pehuea Skor - Kvinnors Hav / Oceans Mephisto Kvinnors Cross Walking Shoe Svart Bucksoft Läder , DC-herr Heathrow Casual Skate Shoe Svart / Armor , NIKE Air Python PRM Män Runda Toe Läder Basketskor Pure Platinum / Pr Pltnm / Pr Pltnm Jessica Simpson Kvinnors Crizma Slide Sandal Svart vit , Cole Haan Kvinnors Anica Stud Slide Sandal Naken läder , Reebok Kvinnors Upurtempo 1.0 Dance Shoe Svart vit , Sam Edelman Kvinnors Hazel Pump Virtual Pink Velvet Trotters Women s Liz Loafer Röd , Easy Spirit Women s Cindie Dress Pump Röd Anne Klein Sport Kvinnors Cadwyn Wedge Pump Svart , Me Too Audra Pointed Toe Dress Loafers Blå Champagne Denim Cole Haan Women s Stitchlite Oxford Marinblå Native Unisex Apollo Moc Fashion Sneaker. Regatta Blue / Torch Red / Shell White Rockport Women s Truwalk Zero Moreza Rem Walking Shoe Misty Gray , Mountrek Women s Brook Path Mid Boot Svart Arc teryx Women s Bora Mid GTX Svart / Mid Seaspray , Finn Comfort Charlotte 82766 Konjak / Jasmin Vionic med Orthaheel Serena Women s Boot Svart Harley-Davidson Kvinnors Robindale Motorcykel Boot Svart Hunters Boots Kvinnors Original Refined Gloss Boots Dark Skiffer , Propet Kvinnors TravelActiv Mary Jane Fashion Sneaker 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
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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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