Entertainment, Media And the Law: Text, Cases And Problems (American Casebook Series)

Entertainment, Media And the Law: Text, Cases And Problems (American Casebook Series)
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Thoughtfully edited cases to highlight the court’s reasoning on the key points at issue make covering the material feasible in a one-term course. And to help readers appreciate the significance of the court decisions, over half the book consists of text that describes the evolution and current state of both the entertainment industry and the relevant legal doctrines. Provides lively accounts of how home video transformed the film industry when a last-minute switch in votes on the Supreme Court made copying TV shows for private consumption a legal “fair use,” and how Hollywood unions solved the problem of artistic credits… [Read More]

Entertainment, Media, and the Law: Text, Cases, and Problems, 4th (American Casebook Series)

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The fourth edition of this popular casebook reflects many new developments in the rapidly changing entertainment industry, both from a legal and practical perspective. More than half of the book consists of an updated textual discussion of the evolution and current state of the entertainment industry, along with key cases for discussion and illustration of central legal themes. The new edition includes recent cases, such as the Supreme Court’s decision in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, with regard to fleeting expletives on broadcast television, as well as important circuit court decisions on copyright, trademark, right of publicity, and defamation issues…. [Read More]