Media Law for Producers

Media Law for Producers

by Philip Miller
     
 

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Media Law for Producers is a comprehensive handbook that explains, in lay terms, the myriad legal issues that the producer will face on a regular basis - contracts, permits, defamation, patents, releases and insurance, libel, royalties and residuals, as well as protecting the finished production. This revised and expanded edition includes such Internet-related topics

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Media Law for Producers is a comprehensive handbook that explains, in lay terms, the myriad legal issues that the producer will face on a regular basis - contracts, permits, defamation, patents, releases and insurance, libel, royalties and residuals, as well as protecting the finished production. This revised and expanded edition includes such Internet-related topics as Internet music law, online registration, and online privacy. Other new topics covered include:

· Implied and express contracts in the project/idea submission process
· Assignment/transfer of copyright
· Music clip licensing
· Use of other people's trademarks in media production
· Parody as a defense to copyright infringement



Clear explanations examine the how and why of different types of production contracts, and checklists provide a quick means for producers to determine when their productions might be at greatest risk to legal challenges. Media Law for Producers also examines the substantial changes in copyright term resulting from recent copyright legislation.

Legal problems can be very costly to media producers. Lawyers and court fees, coupled with the loss of work time, can lead to bankruptcy. Media Law for Producers cuts through the legalese and illustrates legal issues to help producers recognize the legal questions that can arise during production.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Provides film and video producers a basic understanding of legal issues that might arise. Among them are litigation and arbitration, contracts, copyright and trademarks, permits, privacy, libel, licensing music, working with and without unions, royalties and residuals, protecting finished work, and special considerations for broadcasting. Also examines the court system and how media law is made. Does not consider political issues. The first edition was published in 1993 by Knowledge Industry Publications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"a must-have resource for anyone seriously involved in producing a media project regardless of the subject matter or format." - Bookwatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136046018
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
399
File size:
4 MB

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This is the only comprehensive handbook of media law written specifically for media producers.

Meet the Author

Phil Miller is currently Manager of Customer Service for International Nokia Internet Communications. He has also served as a Director at Xyplex, a UK networking company, and co-founded a networking consultancy. He is the author of the Digital Press book LAN Technologies Explained as well as the first edition of TCP/IP Explained.

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