Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries

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Because of the increasing convergence of technologies in the entertainment industries, this thoroughly updated and revised Third Edition is also reorganized. The main body of the book is now divided into two parts; Part One deals with general principles and Part Two deals with the specific entertainment related industries. In addition to thoroughly revising and updating the case material, recent changes in the entertainment business - among them innovation, consolidation, internationalization, and inflation - are analyzed in detail, making this new edition a vital resource for students and practitioners in such fields as literary publishing, music publishing, sound recordings, film, television, new technologies, and theatre, and serves as both a text and as a useful reference work.
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Editorial Reviews

The film, television, music publishing, literary publishing, theater, and new media industries continue to expand briskly, as does the need for guidance on intellectual property, contracts, and many other facets of entertainment law. This fourth edition starts with a new overview of attachments, preliminary injunctions, and summary judgements, because, the authors note, so many of the cases in the text deal with these. The text's first section deals with the general principles of representing talent, talent contracts, acquisition of rights, and other topics, and the second section delves into specific industries, including the Internet and emerging technologies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"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." - Reference & Research Book News

"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." - Entertainment and Sports Lawyer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865691537
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1987
  • Pages: 800

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Global Overview 1
Standards Governing Preliminary Injunctions, Motions for Summary Judgment, and Attachments 6
Ch. 1 Representing Talent 13
Ch. 2 Talent Contracts 67
Ch. 3 Acquisition of Rights: Rights of Personality and Identity 157
Ch. 4 Acquisition of Rights: Ideas and Other Property 281
Ch. 5 Contract Performance, Exploitation Obligations, and Limitations on Exploitation 353
Ch. 6 Remedies 431
Ch. 7 Literary Publishing 525
Ch. 8 Music Publishing 549
Ch. 9 Sound Recordings 581
Ch. 10 Films 625
Ch. 11 Television 657
Ch. 12 The Internet, Multimedia, and Emerging Technologies 689
Ch. 13 Theatre 773
Table of Cases 803
Index 831
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