Entertainment Law (SD 237)


From Pamela Lee's alleged breach of a film contract to music copyright infringement by New Kids on the Block, this multimedia-powered course provides a basic introduction to the legal, business and policy issues applicable to the entertainment industry. The course focuses on the motion picture, music, book publishing and television industries, and the emerging field of "infotainment", i.e., the convergence of the Internet and new technologies in the entertainment world. Legal regimes explored will include copyright, trademark, idea submission, and right of publicity, as well as contract and First Amendment issues.


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