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Lloyd J. Jassin, April 2006
First Amendment Activities Update »

  Along with the Association of American Publishers, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and many other industry groups, PMA is a member of the Media Coalition, an association that defends the First Amendment right to produce and sell books, magazines, recordings, videotapes, and videogames; and also defends the American public’s First Amendment right …

Lloyd J. Jassin, February 2004
PMA Joins Book Industry Statement Seeking to Amend the PATRIOT Act »

Lloyd J. Jassin is PMA’s First Amendment counsel, a vice president of the Media Coalition, and a publishing attorney. He is also coauthor of The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook (John Wiley & Sons). To contact him, visit www.copylaw.com. This article discusses general legal issues of interest and is not designed to give any specific …

Lloyd Jassin, August 2002
First Amendment Activities Update »

Lloyd J. Jassin is PMA’s First Amendment counsel, a vice president of the Media Coalition, and a publishing attorney. He is also coauthor of The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook (John Wiley & Sons). To contact him, visit www.copylaw.com. As a Vice President of the Media Coalition and your representative on the Media Coalition’s Board …

Lloyd J. Jassin, October 2001
Defending Your Right to Speak Freely »

Lloyd J. Jassin (photo right) is a publishing attorney and coauthor of “The Copyright Permission & Libel Handbook” (John Wiley & Sons). He can be contacted at 212/354-4442 or via e-mail at Jassin@copylaw.com. For more information, visit www.copylaw.com. While PMA has a long tradition of providing publishers with the tools they need to compete in …

Lloyd J. Jassin, Esq., March 1999
New Rules for Using Public Domain Materials »

Late last year, the President signed into law the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. Under this new law — which adds 20 years to most copyright terms — no new works will enter the public domain until 2019. Enacted to ensure adequate protection for US works abroad, the new act restricts access to works …

Lloyd J. Jassin, Esq., February 1999
PMA’s Commitment to Free Speech: First Amendment Highlights from the Past Year »

“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” –US Constitution, Amendment I By enabling smaller publishers to compete more effectively in the marketplace, PMA is protecting an interest closely akin to the First Amendment. While PMA has a long tradition of providing publishers with the tools they need …

Lloyd J. Jassin and Steven C. Schechter, January 1998
What Every Publisher Should Know About Publisher’s Liability Insurance »

Publishing is a risky business. Ask Lyle Stuart, publisher of Barricade Books, whose company faces extinction because of a $3.1 million defamation award in a suit brought by Las Vegas casino king, Steve Wynn, over catalog copy for a book linking Wynn to the mob. While Barricade Books could probably overturn the damage award on …

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