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Entertainment Law Research Guide

This guide will assist your research on entertainment law including intellectual property, agency, antitrust, contracts, and labor and employment of the film, television, radio, music recording, publishing, theater, and sports industries.


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Treatises & Other Texts

Study Aids

The following sources may be helpful to students taking substantive law classes in areas relevant to the entertainment industry:

News & Current Awareness

These current awareness publications are heavily used by attorneys to keep up with news, recent cases, proposed legislation, and other developments within the entertainment law practice area. 

  • Entertainment & Sports Industry News
    A "News by Industry" category, drawn from various publications, collecting news about companies that derive revenue mainly from providing recreational and other entertainment services.
  • Entertainment Law & Finance Newsletter (ALM; monthly)
  • Entertainment & Sports Lawyer (ABA; quarterly)
  • Westlaw Journal Entertainment Industry 
    A monthly journal providing "concise, unbiased coverage of litigation involving topics such as breach of contract and copyright, and issues involving the music industry, major sports teams, and gambling."
  • Entertainment Law Reporter (KF4290.A59 E57) (1985 - 2006)
    A monthly publication reporting on new legislation, regulations and cases that affect the entertainment industry.

Academic Journals