This compact reference gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field of entertainment law. It also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of "reality" television. Entertainment Law in a Nutshell is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
Coverage includes taxation, bankruptcy, copyright, fraud and forgery, international trade and cultural property as well as the 1990 Visual Artists Rights Act. Appendices contain various federal and state laws as well as international conventions pertaining to art.
This five-volume treatise covers the entire spectrum of entertainment law issues, from investment issues to distribution issues to privacy and defamation. Glossary and sample forms and checklists are included. Updated regularly.