Book Title : Burr s Entertainment Law in a Nutshell 3d

burr s entertainment law in a nutshell 3d

Release Date : 2012-11-19
ISBN Code : 9781628106435
Book Author : Sherri Burr
Book Publisher : West Academic
Total Pages : 440

Book Summary :

This compact reference gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field of entertainment law. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of “reality” television. This Nutshell is ideal as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview.

Book Title : Entertainment Law and Business Second Edition

entertainment law and business second edition

Release Date : 2009-02-01
ISBN Code : 9781578232512
Book Author : Jay Shanker
Book Publisher : Juris Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages : 802

Book Summary :

Entertainment Law and Business is a handy resource for both the experienced and novice practitioner. It provides a broad survey of the entire industry and creative rights laws. It includes incisive summaries of all of the important areas of creative rights law: copyrights, the protection of ideas, trademark, publicity and privacy, and the major international treaties. It also provides an overview of all the major fields of entertainment (and related fields of interest for entertainment practitioners) along with illustrative agreements. This is not an esoteric academic treatise. The book aims to aid the practitioner in the practical aspects of entertainment. Hence, the authors have attempted to highlight the key features of the major agreements in each field. They provide insights not only into what the individual provisions of the agreement attempts to regulate, but also the concerns that lie behind those provisions. They point to the types of negotiating strategies important in each agreement, passing on their experience to the practitioner. All of the accompanying sample forms and documents are conveniently included on CD-ROM in RTF (Rich Text Format). RTF allows the user to open each sample clause for use/editing in either Microsoft Word or Corel Wordperfect.

Book Title : Intellectual Property Law in the Sports and Entertainment Industries

intellectual property law in the sports and entertainment industries

Release Date : 2014-03-28
ISBN Code : 9780313391644
Book Author : Walter T. Champion
Book Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 284

Book Summary :

In this detailed yet readable legal analysis, the authors thoroughly evaluate the connections between intellectual property and the sports and entertainment industries, covering everything from copyrights and patents to trademarked logos and marketing strategies. • Provides a complete survey of intellectual property law in the sports and entertainment industries including copyright, patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and the right of publicity • Fills a growing need for information about entertainment-specific intellectual property law as entertainment programs at the universities and law schools are increasing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels • Addresses the specific challenges and issues brought about by various forms of digital technology

Book Title : Perle and Williams on Publishing Law

perle and williams on publishing law

Release Date : 2013-06-20
ISBN Code : 9780735567184
Book Author : E. Gabriel Perle
Book Publisher : Aspen Publishers Online
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

This valuable handbook covers the latest approaches to relations between writer/publisher and publisher/public including timely and practical advice on clearing text for libel, privacy, and related legal exposure. Perle, Williams & Fischer on Publishing Law, Fourth Edition describes contract and problem issues commonly encountered in negotiating royalties, advances, options, writer's warranty, subsidiary rights splits, and much more. You'll also find intellectual property issues as they affect publishing, including electronic publishing and software, trademark and copyright law, filing procedures, antitrust issues, and more, including: Extensive coverage of copyright issues including fair use, duration and ownership. International considerations in publishing including coverage of conventions and treaties. The authors also look at international issues involved in contract drafting. Complete coverage of moral rights, what they are and how they are treated both domestically and internationally. An overview of how antitrust laws in the US impact publishing rights. Publishing contracts are examined in depth. Given that the publishing landscape now includes eBooks, periodicals, traditional print and multimedia considerations, drafting an effective contract has become even more important. The authors explore this topic in great detail. And much more.

Book Title : Entertainment Law

entertainment law

Release Date : 2004
ISBN Code : 0314153950
Book Author : Sherri Burr
Book Publisher : Thomson West
Total Pages : 973

Book Summary :

This law school casebook provides insight into the entertainment industry and teaches law students how to protect the rights of entertainers. Leading directors, screenwriters, musicians, artists, and several others discuss the impact of the law or social issues on their work. The book also includes essays submitted by experts on particular cases, such as the OJ Simpson trial and the New Kids on the Block litigation and features chapters on "Globalization of The Entertainment Industry" and "The Devil Media Made Me Do It" claims of industry responsibility for tortious and violent behavior.

Book Title : New Appleman Sports and Entertainment Insurance Law Practice Guide

new appleman sports and entertainment insurance law practice guide

Release Date : 2016-08-31
ISBN Code : 9781579112219
Book Author : Kirk A. Pasich
Book Publisher : LexisNexis
Total Pages : 788

Book Summary :

Brand new, this publication provides practical guidance in dealing with the types of insurance that are available for individual and entity participants in the sports and entertainment industries. It identifies the nuances of the insurance, requirements in the insurance policies that may need to be honored to obtain coverage, and overlooked sources of coverage. This unique product not only provides in-depth explanations of the substantive law but also nuts and bolts practical guidance for lawyers in handling virtually all issues that can arise involving insurance for all participants and entities in the sports and entertainment industries in the United States. It analyzes germane insurance provisions, coverage issues and court decisions thus providing a thorough grounding in the current insurance law needed to successfully handle sports and entertainment insurance law issues. It applies general insurance principles to the needs of participants in the sports and entertainment industries. Insurance law principles that pertain to policyholders and insurers in general are explained and applied to instances and scenarios involving sports and entertainment events and participants. It further provides in-depth analysis of the insurance provisions, issues and court decisions unique to the sports and entertainment industries. Individuals and entities in the entertainment and sports industries are the subject of a wide variety of claims and lawsuits. The economic consequences vary, but can reach millions, if not tens of millions of dollars, and can involve everything from paying lawyers and experts to defend against lawsuits, to paying to repair or rebuild property, to suffering losses from injuries, cancellations, delays, cast changes or closures and loss of business during periods of restoration. The publication features practice insights, strategic guidance, comments and warnings. Insightful, expert guidance is provided giving you the key do's and dont's of practice. Appendices of key decisions and sample forms are provided. This publication thus presents a complete package of the tools you need to practice in this lucrative area of the law successfully.

Book Title : Entertainment Law

entertainment law

Release Date : 1996-08-01
ISBN Code : 0070578834
Book Author : Melvin Simensky
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 2534

Book Summary :

This multi-volume looseleaf practical sourcebook provides information on business & litigation practices in many facets of the entertainment business, including: movies, television, live theatre, music, & print publishing. An entire volume of industry-wide forms & detailes suggestions on negotiating techniques are included.

Book Title : Contested Culture

contested culture

Release Date : 2000-11-09
ISBN Code : 9780807861646
Book Author : Jane M. Gaines
Book Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages : 360

Book Summary :

Jane M. Gaines examines the phenomenon of images as property, focusing on the legal staus of mechanically produced visual and audio images from popular culture. Bridging the fields of critical legal studies and cultural studies, she analyzes copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law, asking how the law constructs works of authorship and who owns the country's cultural heritage.

Book Title : The Law and Economics of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age

the law and economics of intellectual property in the digital age

Release Date : 2012-11-27
ISBN Code : 9781136249501
Book Author : Niva Elkin-Koren
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

This book explores the economic analysis of intellectual property law, with a special emphasis on the Law and Economics of informational goods in light of the past decade’s technological revolution. In recent years there has been massive growth in the Law and Economics literature focusing on intellectual property, on both normative and positive levels of analysis. The economic approach to intellectual property is often described as a monolithic, coherent approach that may differ only as it is applied to a particular case. Yet the growing literature of Law and Economics in intellectual property does not speak in one voice. The economic discourse used in legal scholarship and in policy-making encompasses several strands, each reflecting a fundamentally different approach to the economics of informational works, and each grounded in a different ideology or methodological paradigm. This book delineates the various economic approaches taken and analyzes their tenets. It maps the fundamental concepts and the theoretical foundation of current economic analysis of intellectual property law, in order to fully understand the ramifications of using economic analysis of law in policy making. In so doing, one begins to appreciate the limitations of the current frameworks in confronting the challenges of the information revolution. The book addresses the fundamental adjustments in the methodology and underlying assumptions that must be employed in order for the economic approach to remain a useful analytical framework for addressing IPR in the information age.

Book Title : How to Fix Copyright

how to fix copyright

Release Date : 2012-01-02
ISBN Code : 9780199912919
Book Author : William Patry
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

Do copyright laws directly cause people to create works they otherwise wouldn't create? Do those laws directly put substantial amounts of money into authors' pockets? Does culture depend on copyright? Are copyright laws a key driver of competitiveness and of the knowledge economy? These are the key questions William Patry addresses in How to Fix Copyright. We all share the goals of increasing creative works, ensuring authors can make a decent living, furthering culture and competitiveness and ensuring that knowledge is widely shared, but what role does copyright law actually play in making these things come true in the real world? Simply believing in lofty goals isn't enough. If we want our goals to come true, we must go beyond believing in them; we must ensure they come true, through empirical testing and adjustment. Patry argues that laws must be consistent with prevailing markets and technologies because technologies play a large (although not exclusive) role in creating consumer demand; markets then satisfy that demand. Patry discusses how copyright laws arose out of eighteenth-century markets and technology, the most important characteristic of which was artificial scarcity. Artificial scarcity was created by the existence of a small number gatekeepers, by relatively high barriers to entry, and by analog limitations on copying. Markets and technologies change, in a symbiotic way, Patry asserts. New technologies create new demand, requiring new business models. The new markets created by the Internet and digital tools are the greatest ever: Barriers to entry are low, costs of production and distribution are low, the reach is global, and large sums of money can be made off of a multitude of small transactions. Along with these new technologies and markets comes the democratization of creation; digital abundance is replacing analog artificial scarcity. The task of policymakers is to remake our copyright laws to fit our times: our copyright laws, based on the eighteenth century concept of physical copies, gatekeepers, and artificial scarcity, must be replaced with laws based on access not ownership of physical goods, creation by the masses and not by the few, and global rather than regional markets. Patry's view is that of a traditionalist who believes in the goals of copyright but insists that laws must match the times rather than fight against the present and the future.

Book Title : Adolescent Sexual Behavior in the Digital Age

adolescent sexual behavior in the digital age

Release Date : 2014-04-28
ISBN Code : 9780199357970
Book Author : Fabian Saleh
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 384

Book Summary :

The nexus between the digital revolution and adolescent sexual behavior has posed significant challenges to mental health practitioners, attorneys, and educators. These digital technologies may facilitate dangerous behaviors and serious consequences for some youth. Adolescent Sexual Development in the Digital Age considers adolescent sexual behavior in both clinical and legal contexts and provides a basis for clinicians, legal professionals, educators, policy makers, parents and the general public to understand the impact that technology has on human growth and development. The book's contributing authors are leading authorities in adolescent development, law, and ethics, fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue within the text. New technology poses many opportunities for both normal and risky sexual behavior in youth; including "sexting," social networking, cyber-sexual harassment, commercial exploitation of children, and child pornography. Beyond just cataloging the various technologies impacting sexual behavior, this volume offers guidance and strategies for addressing the issues created by the digital age.

Book Title : The International Law of Property

the international law of property

Release Date : 2014-05-01
ISBN Code : 9780191502521
Book Author : John G. Sprankling
Book Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 400

Book Summary :

Does a right to property exist under international law? The traditional answer to this question is no: a right to property can only arise under the domestic law of a particular nation. But the view that property rights are exclusively governed by national law is obsolete. Identifiable areas of property law have emerged at the international level, and the foundation is now arguably being laid for a comprehensive international regime. This book provides a detailed investigation into this developing international property law. It demonstrates how the evolution of international property law has been influenced by major economic, political, and technological changes: the embrace of private property by former socialist states after the end of the Cold War; the globalization of trade; the birth of new technologies capable of exploiting the global commons; the rise of digital property; and the increasing recognition of the human right to property. The first part of the book analyzes how international law impacts rights in specific types of property. In some situations, international law creates property rights, such as rights in aboriginal lands, deep seabed minerals, and satellite orbits. In other areas, it harmonizes property rights that arise at the national level, such as rights in intellectual property, rights in foreign investments, and security interests in personal property. Finally, it restricts property rights that may be recognized at the national level, such as rights in celestial bodies, contraband, and slaves. The second part of the book explores the thesis that a global right to property should be recognized as a general matter, not merely as a moral precept but rather as an entitlement that all nations must honour. It establishes the components of such a right, arguing that the right to property at the international level should be seen in the context of five key components of ownership: acquisition, use, destruction, exclusion, and transfer. This highly innovative book makes an important contribution to how we conceptualize the protection of property and to the understanding that much of this protection now takes place at the international level.

Book Title : Internet and the Law

internet and the law

Release Date : 2006
ISBN Code : 9781851097319
Book Author : Aaron Schwabach
Book Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 395

Book Summary :

Focusing on laws relating to intellectual property and freedom of expression, this book covers legal issues relating to information technology and the Internet. Exploring such legal battles as A & M Records v Napster and Apple Computer v Franklin Computer, it allows readers a look into stories of trade secrets, music theft, and industrial espionage.

Book Title : Utah Auto Law

utah auto law

Release Date : 2017-12-22
ISBN Code : 9780327182740
Book Author : Randall Bunnell
Book Publisher : LexisNexis
Total Pages : 708

Book Summary :

Utah Auto Law is the first and only comprehensive treatise on Utah's law of auto insurance and accident liability, covering every aspect involved in the settlement of an auto personal injury claim. Not only does this treatise discuss in great and meticulous detail the core legal issues of auto accident law (e.g., insurance coverage, bad faith, damages, traffic law); it also discusses in similar detail tangential issues (e.g., negligent entrustment, subrogation, exclusive remedy) that can arise in some cases. Utah Auto Law provides for both plaintiff and defense perspectives, and is designed to serve attorneys, judges, and claims adjusters. With its detailed table of contents and concise text, this single-volume treatise is as handy as it thorough -- readers will find it indispensable in both the office and the courtroom.

Book Title : Hollywood v Hard Core

hollywood v hard core

Release Date : 2002-09-01
ISBN Code : 9780814729335
Book Author : Jon Lewis
Book Publisher : NYU Press
Total Pages : 377

Book Summary :

In 1972, The Godfather and Deep Throat were the two most popular films in the country. One, a major Hollywood studio production, the other an independently made "skin flick." At that moment, Jon Lewis asserts, the fate of the American film industry hung in the balance. Spanning the 20th century, Hollywood v. Hard Core weaves a gripping tale of censorship and regulation. Since the industry's infancy, film producers and distributors have publicly regarded ratings codes as a necessary evil. Hollywood regulates itself, we have been told, to prevent the government from doing it for them. But Lewis argues that the studios self-regulate because they are convinced it is good for business, and that censorship codes and regulations are a crucial part of what binds the various competing agencies in the film business together. Yet between 1968 and 1973 Hollywood films were faltering at the box office, and the major studios were in deep trouble. Hollywood's principal competition came from a body of independently produced and distributed films--from foreign art house film Last Tango in Paris to hard-core pornography like Behind the Green Door--that were at once disreputable and, for a moment at least, irresistible, even chic. In response, Hollywood imposed the industry-wide MPAA film rating system (the origins of the G, PG, and R designations we have today) that pushed sexually explicit films outside the mainstream, and a series of Supreme Court decisions all but outlawed the theatrical exhibition of hard core pornographic films. Together, these events allowed Hollywood to consolidate its iron grip over what films got made and where they were shown, thus saving it from financial ruin.

Book Title : Warner Bros Entertainment Inc J K Rowling V Rdr Books and 10 Does

warner bros entertainment inc j k rowling v rdr books and 10 does

Release Date : 2010-08
ISBN Code : 9781608880164
Book Author : District Court S Us District Court Sdny
Book Publisher : Nimble Books LLC
Total Pages : 70

Book Summary :

This case is an essential reference for any author or publisher who is considering the publicati0n of an unauthorized book that complements or comments upon copyrighted material by another author. In this case, J. K. Rowling and Warner Brothers prevailed against RDR Books, which had published an unauthorized "companion guide" that relied very heavily on "fictional facts" created by J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series.

Book Title : Cyberspace Law

cyberspace law

Release Date : 2013-08-21
ISBN Code : 9781135946104
Book Author : Hannibal Travis
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 280

Book Summary :

This book explores what the American Civil Liberties Union calls the "third era" in cyberspace, in which filters "fundamentally alter the architectural structure of the Internet, with significant implications for free speech." Although courts and nongovernmental organizations increasingly insist upon constitutional and other legal guarantees of a freewheeling Internet, multi-national corporations compete to produce tools and strategies for making it more predictable. When Google attempted to improve our access to information containing in books and the World Wide Web, copyright litigation began to tie up the process of making content searchable, and resulted in the wrongful removal of access to thousands if not millions of works. Just as the courts were insisting that using trademarks online to criticize their owners is First Amendment-protected, corporations and trade associations accelerated their development of ways to make Internet companies liable for their users’ infringing words and actions, potentially circumventing free speech rights. And as social networking and content-sharing sites have proliferated, so have the terms of service and content-detecting tools for detecting, flagging, and deleting content that makes one or another corporation or trade association fear for its image or profits. The book provides a legal history of Internet regulation since the mid-1990s, with a particular focus on efforts by patent, trademark, and copyright owners to compel Internet firms to monitor their online offerings and remove or pay for any violations of the rights of others. This book will be of interest to students of law, communications, political science, government and policy, business, and economics, as well as anyone interested in free speech and commerce on the internet.

Book Title : Internet Gambling

internet gambling

Release Date : 2003-01
ISBN Code : 1590336089
Book Author : Charles Doyle
Book Publisher : Nova Publishers
Total Pages : 118

Book Summary :

This book presents a review of the federal criminal statutes implicated by conducting illegal gambling using the Internet. It also discusses some of the constitutional and practical difficulties associated with prosecuting illegal Internet gambling and closes with a summary of the proposed Internet Gambling Prohibition Act (S.474). Gambling is primarily a matter of state law, reinforced by federal law in instances where the presence of an interstate or foreign feature might otherwise frustrate the enforcement policies of state law. State officials and others have expressed concern that the Internet may be used to conduct illegal gambling. Illicit Internet gambling implicates six federal criminal statutes. 1955; (2) use the telephone or telecommunications to conduct an illegal business; (3) use the facilities of interstate commerce to facilitate conducting an illegal gambling operation; (4) commit a related series of these gambling crimes to acquire or operate an interstate commercial enterprise; (5) launder the proceeds from an illegal gambling business or to plow them back into the business; or (6) spend over USD10,000 of the proceeds from an illegal gambling operation at any one time or place. Although prosecution of illegal Internet gambling will likely encounter constitutional challenges, practical difficulties imposed by offshore operations, encryption, remailers and the like will probably pose a more substantial obstacle.