A thoroughly revised and updated edition of a widely used and important case book covering virtually every area of the entertainment industries, including the monumental changes brought on by the Internet.
The film, television, music publishing, literary publishing, theater, and new media industries continue to expand briskly, as does the need for guidance on intellectual property, contracts, and many other facets of entertainment law. This fourth edition starts with a new overview of attachments, preliminary injunctions, and summary judgements, because, the authors note, so many of the cases in the text deal with these. The text's first section deals with the general principles of representing talent, talent contracts, acquisition of rights, and other topics, and the second section delves into specific industries, including the Internet and emerging technologies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)