Entertainment law encompasses all of the legal problems and issues most commonly faced by a variety of related industries, including film, television, radio, music recording, publishing, theater, and sports. The areas of law most frequently associated with the field are intellectual property, agency, antitrust, contracts, and labor and employment.
While this guide is intended to introduce researchers to the general field of entertainment law, we also have guides on specific aspects of the field, such as sports law, art law, music law,trademark law, and copyright.
The following resources provide good introductions to aspects of entertainment law and may be useful starting points for research:
Updated November 2007 (YM)
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