Entertainment Law Update podcast episode 58

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The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or visit the podcast page for show notes.

Asked and Answered:  Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game?

Asked and Answered: Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game?

In this Asked and Answered video, I respond to Guy’s inquiry about whether permission is required for a fan film based on a video game.


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Learn copyright law basics from a comic book!?

A copyright law comic book?

One of my clients just kindly pointed me to a link for a cool little project coming out of Duke University. It's a comic book style presentation of copyright law basics, and it's worth a look.

After all, reading up on copyright law from the dusty old books may be MY cup of tea, but it's probably not yours. This might just make the material a bit more accessible.

“Tales from the Public Domain: Bound by Law?”

The book is available for free as a digital download, but if you're inclined to purchase a hardcopy, do so at Amazon

 

Do you have questions about copyright, trademark, public domain, contracts or anything related to the law and business of the entertainment industries? Submit them here, and I'll answer in my next “Asked and Answered” video column.

 

 

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How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Introduction This past year, I’ve been very fortunate to be asked by a few small- and mid-sized entertainment businesses to handle some or all of their Business Affairs and Legal Affairs work; Work that traditionally would be handled by in-house counsel, but is noow being outsourced to me. It’s been great for my business, and… Continue Reading

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 55 – Monkeys redux, Angry Birds & A Deadmau5

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