Entertainment Law (LAW-642-001)
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This course will focus on legal issues of particular concern to the entertainment industry. The first part of the course will survey several areas of legal doctrine that are common to the entire industry: copyright law, expressive torts and their First Amendment limitations, right of publicity, trademarks, agent regulation, entertainment industry unions, contracts with minors, and contracts pertaining to credit and control. The latter part of the course will look at specific applications as they arise in the areas of film and television production, music (publishing and sound recordings), and video games, including an in-depth examination of common entertainment industry contracts.
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