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From the Publisher"Aimed at law students preparing to specialize in this area, this text examines both the legal and business aspects of the entertainment industries. The authors begin by looking at the roles of the various representatives of entertainers and discussing the complex issues involved in recognizing and acquiring rights. Other topics include (for example) literary publishing, sound recordings, film, television, and the Internet. Editor Don Biederman (who died in 2002) taught entertainment and media law at Southwestern U. School of Law in Los Angeles."
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"Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries is one of the few texts that thoroughly explores both aspects of the various entertainment industries. Now in its fifth edition, Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries is authored by a panel of experts who are also among the top lawyers in the field. This lends a certain gravitas both to the theoretical, as well as to the practical, aspects of the work. This classic tome sets out and examines the various businesses that comprise the entertainment industry in an accessible, interesting, and thoroughly informative manner….[t]he text generously uses entertainment industry cases and historical examples in order to explain many of the basic principles of these legal specialties. The pleasing result is both a casebook filled with several of the most important decisions affecting the entertainment business….In all, this fully updated fifth edition….[m]ay well be the most comprehensive work on the subject available."
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