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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 NIKE Women s Tempo Short Svart / Multi Stripe Ny Balans Kvinnors 680v5 Kuddsskor Himmelsblå , Altra Women s Lone Peak 3 Trail Runner Lila Cole Haan Kvinnors Grandpro Stitchlite Tennis Sneaker Storm Blue , Propet Kvinnors TravelFit Slide Walking Shoe Röd svart , TOMS Women s Del Rey Sneaker Svart, borstat, vävt, , Propet Kvinnors Travellite MJ Walking Shoe Snäcka Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Skor (Premium Leather) Parisian Night / True White , Cole Haan Kvinnors Emilia High Slide Sandal Svart mocka Ariat Womens Heritage Breeze Lace Paddock Svart LifeStride Women s Xandy Equestrian Boot Svart Cole Haan Kvinnors Grandpro Hi Svart Nubuck , Propet Women s Washable Walker Evolution Oxford Berry / Blå Naturalizer Kvinnors Taimi Dress Sandal Svart läder SAS Women s Siesta Snörning Comfort Sko Mocka , Ahnu Women s Sugarpine Hiking Boot Kompost , KEEN Kvinnors Terradora Mid Vattentät Vandringssko Duck Green / Quiet Green , Muck Boot Kvinnors Arctic Apres Slip-On Snow Franska Roast / Cordovan TOMS Women s Classics Ljusgrå JOE N JOYCE Women Rio Soft-Footbed Metallic SynSoft Sandals Tofflor Hud , Jack Rogers Kvinnors Shelby Wedge Sandal Cognac Asolo Falcon GV Vandring Boot - Herr Graphite / Black Naturalizer Women s Macie Platform Pump Svart , Bogs Women s Sauvie Slip Solid Rain Boot Vin , Merrell Kvinnors Albany Sky Waterproof Mid Boot Svart , Sanita Kvinnors Smart Step Pro. Blå , TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Bekvämt och lätt-anpassat Slip-On Ash Canvas , FRYE Kvinnors Melissa Tall Lace Riding Boot Redwood Sam Edelman Kvinnors Olencia Knee High Boot Svart Modena Kalvläder Trotters Women s Blizzard III Snow Boot Bordeaux / Black , 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 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.
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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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