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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 KEEN Kvinnors Newport Eco-W Sandal Rose Garden / Tawny Port NIKE Mäns Air Huarache Running Shoes Mörkgrå / Antracit , Brooks Womens Revel Plum / Pink / Black , Adidas Kvinnors Flashback W PK Originals Running Shoes Klar Onyx / Vit , Merrell Kvinnors Tetrex Rapid Crest Water Shoe Träkol , Propet Kvinnors Travelwalker II Sko Silver Mesh NIKE Golf Women s Tech Essentials Classic Long Short Mörkgrå / Pure Platinum / Metallisk Platina / Svart Skechers Performance Women s Go Steg Lite-Solace Walking Shoe Navy / White , Sam Edelman Kvinnors Gretchen Gladiator Sandal Guldkaramell SAS Kvinnor, Nudu Slide Sandaler Guld , Reebok Kvinnors Crossfit Nano 7.0 Track Shoe Solrosa / Svart / Bly / Vit , Prop & eacute; t Kvinnors Olivia Oxford Taupe , Skechers Kvinnors D Lites Memory Foam Lace-up Sneaker Navy / Grey / White , Helly Hansen Kvinnors Oslofjord Canvas Lifestyle Shoe Vit Skechers Kvinnors Du Definiera Sneaker Taupe , Propet Kvinnors Aris Skate Sko Svart Ariat Women s Darlin Work Boot, Naturligtvis Mörkbrun, 10 B US Bränd socker BlueBell Blue Bell Skor Handgjorda Dambalsal Salsa bröllopskonkurrens Dansskor stil Matilda 3,5 \ Svart , Fulinken Läder Kvinnor Oxford Flats Snör Skor Pojkvänar Booties Himmelsblå , BEARPAW Kvinnors Ashlyn Koboltblå , Cole Haan Kvinnors Grandpro Tennis Sneaker flodstrand Rocket Dog Kvinnors Magic Canvas Fashion Sneaker Vit , SOREL Kvinnors Sandy Wedge Booties Inte jag heller , Timberland Mäns Six-Inch Basic Boot Svart Vasque Women s Monolith Vandring Boot Grå / Silver Pine Arcopedico Ellery Tenn Timberland Kvinnors Kenniston 6 \ Vete Nubuck Nina Women s Wynne Ballet Flat Sant svart / svart Kemi kvinnors klassiska Bella Short Winter Boot kastanj Naturalizer Women s Macie Platform Pump 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.
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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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