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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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 NIKE Women s Air Max Thea Running Shoes Vit / Blå lagunen / Ghost Green Nike Women s Free Rn Flyknit 2017 löparskor Gunsmoke / Vit-atmosfär Grå Salomon Kvinnors X Ultra 2 GTX W Vandringssko Fig / tibetansk röd / flamma New Balance Women s Vazee Summit V2 Running Sko Trail Runner Deep Porslin Blå / Reflektion , Columbia Montrail Kvinnors Caldorado III Trail Running Shoe Nappa Green, Crown Jewel , Body Glove Kvinnors Max Trail Running Shoe Svart / Neon Blå NIKE Män Flex 2017 RN Svart / Vit / Antracit / Kallgrå , Saucony Women s Fastwitch 8 Cross Country Running Shoe Korall | adidas Performance Women s Pureboost X Running Shoe Vit / Metallic Silver / Klar Grå S12 Easy Spirit Women s Traveltime Mule Elfenben Skechers Work Women s D Lites Slip-Resistant Marbleton Shoe Vit Skechers Performance Women s Walk Walk 4 Pursuit Walking Shoe Marinblå / Grå Me Too OLYMPIA1 Women s Leather Flat Shoe Naken Nappa Telic Women s Z-Strap Jelly Sandal Djup ocean , Dansko Women s Loretta Oxford Svart Nubuck Modemoven Kvinnors Sexy Point Toe Högklackat, Patent Läderpumpar, Bröllop Klänningskor, söt Kvällsstilettos Svart mocka LifeStride Women s Farrow Wedge Pump Mörkgrå , Drew Shoe Women s Roma Oxfords Brun Läder / Microfiber , Prop & eacute; t Women s Cush N Foot Slipper Marin Me Too Audra - Kastanj Suede Pointed Toe Loafer kastanj Kvinnors Oxford skor med justerbar snörning fram och 4,5 hältar LifeStride Women s Dee Ballet Flat Svart 001 , Auditions Crescent Women s Slip On Champagne Spring Step Kvinnors Boisa Winter Boot Marin Rieker Kvinnors Bessie Slingback Mules Beige (Taupe) FSJ Kvinnor Comfort Low Heel Mules Peep Toe Slide Sandaler Slip On Dress Pump Shoes Storlek 4-15 US Gul-6cm Klogs Footwear Women s Tucker Clog Svart Tintoretto Women Hunter Original Tall Wellington Vattentäta Winter Snow Rain Boots Hav Ivanka Trump Kvinnors Tramory Rosa , American Rag Women Lorah Closed Toe Knee High Fashion Boots Choklad , 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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