Intellectual property issues relating to the film, theater, television, music, and publishing industries as well as amateur and professional sports forms the core of this course. Each industry will be discussed from a variety of perspectives, detailing the legal, business, social and ethical issues encountered by practitioners. Topics will also include the role of agents and managers, contractual provisions in different entertainment and sports contexts, protection for ideas and stories, rights of privacy and publicity, trademarks and advanced copyright issues as well as the role of new media in entertainment and sports, and careers in entertainment and sports law. The course will emphasize the ways in which digital technology is reshaping and augmenting the traditional entertainment industries and athletics. This seminar may not be used to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement. At the discretion of the Associate Dean and the instructor, it may be offered as a three credit seminar, a two credit course or both.
|547D (CRN: 25602) Credits: 3 cr sem|
Spring, 2014 (Day).