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Entertainment Law & Litigation

Entertainment Law & Litigation, edited by Charles J. Harder, provides in-depth discussion and analysis of the substantive law regarding the subjects that most frequently arise in entertainment law and litigation, and provides guidelines, tips and recommendations on how to properly litigate in these areas, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, including studios, talent and independent producers and distributors.
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Entertainment Law & Litigation (2017-2018 Edition), edited by Charles J. Harder, provides in-depth discussion and analysis of the substantive law regarding the subjects that most frequently arise in entertainment law and litigation, and provides guidelines, tips and recommendations on how to properly litigate in these areas, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, including studios, talent and independent producers and distributors. This comprehensive volume also includes sample complaints, briefs, motions and other practice materials. With contributed chapters from top lawyers in the field, Harder and his co-authors tackle virtually all aspects of entertainment law, using the most up-to-date substantive law and practice guidelines, including in-depth discussion of the following subject areas: copyright infringement and idea submission, trademark infringement, right of publicity, defamation, anti-SLAPP law, invasion of privacy and stalking, Talent Agencies Act, profit participation and audit claims, labor and employment litigation and insurance law as they relate to the entertainment industries. The 2017-2018 Edition has been updated with new information on the following subject areas: copyright infringement and idea submission, trademark infringement, right of publicity, defamation, anti-SLAPP law, invasion of privacy and stalking, Talent Agencies Act, profit participation and audit claims, labor and employment litigation and insurance law as they relate to the entertainment industries. Discussion focuses on federal law and state-specific laws and procedures in California and New York, and also covers the substantive and procedural law in both Canada and the U.K.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Litigation Process–Relevant to Entertainment Litigation 
Chapter 2 Right of Publicity Litigation
Chapter 3 Copyright Infringement (Direct)
Chapter 4 Copyright: Indirect Infringement and Secondary Liability
Chapter 5 Disputes over Literary Contributions Outside the Realm of Copyright (Implied-in-Fact Contracts, Express Contracts, Confidential Relationships, and Screen Credit)
Chapter 6 Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law
Chapter 7 Profit Participation Claims
Chapter 8 The Talent Agencies Act
Chapter 9 Defamation (Libel and Slander), Obscenity, and Regulation of Speech
Chapter 10 California's Anti-SLAPP Law
Chapter 11 Invasion of Privacy, Stalking, and Harassment
Chapter 12 Labor and Employment Litigation in the Entertainment Industries
Chapter 13 Insurance Coverage and Litigation in the Entertainment Industries
Chapter 14 New York Law and Procedure
Chapter 15 Canadian Law and Procedure