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Law and Video entertainment law Podcast for March 4, 2008

The latest episode of The Law and Video Podcast is now available at

This week we discussed:

  • Smoking Bans vs. the First Amendment – Minnesota bars and restaurants casting themselves as theatres. Patrons as “performers”, with smoking as theatrical performance.
  • Copyright Ownership of public access broadcasts of city council meetings
  • Legality of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) style videos filmed on private property.
  • Copyright in U.S. Government funded works, such as Nasa videos and animations
  • Rights of freelance bar-mitzvah videographersLegal pitfalls and issues when starting a movie download website

The Law and Video podcast is a live, weekly call-in question-and-answer audio program with entertainment attorney Gordon Firemark answering questions about legal and business issues facing video- and film-makers.

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