Is Copyright Registration Required Before Licensing – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered


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Does a song have to be registered with the copyright office before you can obtain a license to use it in your film or other project?

Hi, I’m entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, so you can take your career to the next level.

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Interview Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered


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Do you need permission to write a book based on your interviews with public figures?

Hi, I’m entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, so you can take your career to the next level.

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Which Country’s Law – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered


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Carlos wrote in with a question about which country’s law will apply to his film.

I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked & Answered… where I answer entertainment law questions from industry professionals so you can take your career and business to the next level.

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Big Fees, Strikeouts and Disparaging Brands – Entertainment Law Update Episode 70

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com Here’s what we talked about… Webcasting Rates Marvin Gaye Estate Wants $3.4 Million for attorneys’ fees and Expenses Abbott and Costello… Continue Reading

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Does an indemnification clause really protect you?

Contents1 Does an Indemnification Clause really protect you?1.1 What is an indemnification clause?1.2 How Indemnification Clauses Work.1.3 How Indemnification Clauses Might NOT Work1.4 Solutions1.5 Conclusion Does an Indemnification Clause really protect you? Over the weekend, I heard about a case that made me think  about indemnification provisions and their value. A television program bought a… Continue Reading

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Merry Christmas

It’s hard to believe that Christmas Eve has arrived already. Christmas, in America, is a very commercial holiday. In fact, much of our nation’s economy depends on the season to survive. Here in Hollywood, our industry isn’t quite that dependent on the holiday, but each year there are myriad holiday movies, tv specials, plays and… Continue Reading

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2015 year in review – Entertainment Law Update Episode 69

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com Here’s what we talked about… Santa Claus is Coming to Town ruling Happy Birthday Copyright Lenz v. Universal (Dancing Baby /… Continue Reading

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Production Services Agreements

Production Services Agreements

A commonly used, but often misunderstood type of contract used throughout the entertainment industry is the Production Services Agreement. This short article will attempt to demystify and explain the use of such agreements, but shouldn’t be treated as a substitute for real legal advice from a lawyer you’ve hired to help you determine the best overall deal structure for your project. Continue Reading

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