aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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Make money even after your dead

I remember seeing VC Andrews books – new ones – long after she was dead. The Financial Times explores how various dead authors’ estates are ensuring that they still making money – everything from new books to registering characters, book titles and authors' names as trademarks. (Full disclosure: I’m no lawyer, but I was always told a title couldn’t be copyrighted – maybe if there are special circumstances you can trademark it.) For famous authors, there are also movies, computer games and more.

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