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Transfer of Copyright

The United States Copyright Act provides, in relevant part, that 35-years after the transfer of a copyright, the creator may—if they choose—terminate that transfer. There are a number of factors that will determine if this is true, the least of which is if you signed a contract that can hold up in court.

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Book Contracts: How to Get Published

If you find a publisher without an agent, have a book attorney or book lawyer review the agreement BEFORE you sign it … Leverage is the key to getting what you want (think about what you bring to the table B/4 you agree to anything)

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Online Wills and Trusts

Something new on the market that has constantly come up due to the fear of CoVID-19 is the legality of online wills, whether on a web site or on a smartphone app. I was recently asked to share my opinion on these, so I thought it would be a great topic for the blog....

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CoVID-19 Virus. Esteemable Acts

Right now, we are living in desperate times. The CoVID-19 virus has hit our nation hard. Schools are shutting down, layoffs are happening, and the future is starting to seem bleak. You might have no idea what your future holds. You might be crying out for help. On the...

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CoVID-19

CoVID-19. Coronavirus. The flu-like virus that no one quite expected to take over the Spring of 2020. It started in China, and now it’s taking America to the societal cleaners. Streets are bare. Grocery stores have been wiped out. Basketball season has been canceled. So, what now?

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False Advertising

The general rule of law advertising law under the Lanham Act provides that, to establish a claim for false advertisement, a plaintiff (the one filing the lawsuit) must show that the statement is false, either by proving that the advertising is “literally false”, or that if even the statement is literally true, that customers are likely to be confused or deceived.

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