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B590 Entertainment Law

Description Entertainment law has been a respected area of legal practice for decades dealing with representation of both creative "talent" and entertainment business interests. Entertainment law has most notably come to the forefront of popular culture in the form of recent battles over music and video file sharing, questions about the alleged monopolistic practices of the increasingly small number of media conglomerates, and new forms of dissemination of content (e.g., music streaming services like Pandora and Spotify). This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop both a practical understanding of representing creative and business interests in the fields of music, publishing and film & television and a theoretical understanding of the broader intellectual property and constitutional issues at stake with regard to control of creative content. Either of the courses Survey of Intellectual Property Law or Copyright Law are recommended to be taken either prior to or concurrently with Entertainment Law (but are not required). The subject matter of Entertainment Law, though drawing on copyright law to some extent, does not significantly overlap with any other course to an extent that would preempt students from taking both. Resources: Donald Biederman et al., Law and Business of the Entertainment Industry (most current edition). Grading and Attendance: Students will be evaluated through a final exam at the end of the semester and class participation in discussions and exercises. Students will also be expected to participate in several class exercises to be presented during the course. Exceptional class participation may raise a grade; poor attendance and poor class participation may lower a grade or prevent a student from sitting for the final.

Faculty R. Meitus

Fall 2015 - 2016Entertainment LawMeitus, R.
Fall 2014 - 2015Entertainment LawMeitus, R.
Fall 2013 - 2014Entertainment LawMeitus, R.
Fall 2012 - 2013Entertainment LawMeitus, R.
Fall 2011 - 2012Entertainment LawMeitus, R.
Fall 2010 - 2011Entertainment LawMeitus, R.
Fall 2009 - 2010Entertainment LawMeitus, R.