Entertainment Law & Litigation
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The Communications Decency Act, consent in right of publicity claims, licensing issues with trademarks for franchise use, anti-SLAPP developments, intrusion upon seclusion, and revised restraining order forms. Discussion focuses on federal laws and state-specific laws and procedures in California and New York, as well as Canadian law and procedure.
• Analyzes the substantive law related to subjects that most frequently arise in entertainment litigation, including copyright, trademark, right of publicity, right of privacy and stalking, defamation and obscenity, anti-SLAPP, profit participation and audit claims, Talent Agency Act, employment law and insurance law
• Offers guidelines, tips, and recommendations on all of these topics from leading practitioners in the field
• Covers federal law, state specific law in California and New York.
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"Entertainment Law & Litigation is current, comprehensive, balanced and easily readable -- a must-have for all civil lawyers and judges. Its detailed analysis of complex entertainment legal issues will guide even the most experienced entertainment attorney. For lawyers who might only occasionally handle an entertainment-related matter, Entertainment Law & Litigation provides step-by-step how-to's and understandable case examples. Judges will turn to this treatise as well when issues unique to the entertainment industry arise in their cases. Authored by the most successful and knowledgeable entertainment practitioners, Entertainment Law & Litigation is an invaluable resource."
--Hon. Terry B. Friedman (Ret.)
"Entertainment Law & Litigation is written by leading litigators experienced in the entertainment industry. As general counsel of one of the studios, I hired a number of them and battled a few others. They know of what they write; they set it forth clearly, enjoyably, and helpfully--for both the experienced and the neophyte."
--John Schulman, former General Counsel, Warner Bros. Studios
"With contributions from leading practitioners in the field, Entertainment Law & Litigation is a very useful bench book for all lawyers, from those who occasionally handle entertainment matters to those who do so every day. Its chapters cover many substantive topics, from IP law (copyright, trademark, and right of publicity), defamation and anti-SLAPP, to profit participation, the Talent Agencies Act, Labor and Employment, Insurance Coverage, and litigation procedure. It is rare to find so many different topics covered so thoroughly in one book. I will keep my copy close at hand and refer to it regularly."--Scott A. Edelman, Co-Chair, Media Entertainment and Technology, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Litigation Process–Relevant to Entertainment Litigation
Chapter 2 Right of Publicity Litigation
Chapter 3 Copyright Infringement (Direct)
Chapter 4 Copyright: Indirect Infringement and Secondary Liability
Chapter 5 Disputes over Literary Contributions Outside the Realm of Copyright (Implied-in-Fact Contracts, Express Contracts, Confidential Relationships, and Screen Credit)
Chapter 6 Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law
Chapter 7 Profit Participation Claims
Chapter 8 The Talent Agencies Act
Chapter 9 Defamation (Libel and Slander), Obscenity, and Regulation of Speech
Chapter 10 California's Anti-SLAPP Law
Chapter 11 Invasion of Privacy, Stalking, and Harassment
Chapter 12 Labor and Employment Litigation in the Entertainment Industries
Chapter 13 Insurance Coverage and Litigation in the Entertainment Industries
Chapter 14 New York Law and Procedure
Chapter 15 Canadian Law and Procedure