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J.D. Course 137 | 3 credit hours
This course will examine the distribution, intellectual property (IP) and business issues arising in entertainment law. The first sessions will cover overall distribution practices of film and TV and the economic models of cable and internet video delivery systems. The course will next review copyright law and related IP issues common in entertainment law. Finally, the course will examine contract and other issues relating to representing individuals and rights holders, with examples drawn from the professor's negotiating experience in music library and character rights licensing. Class participation is encouraged and will form some part of the grade. The text will be Harvard Law Professor Paul Weiler's Entertainment Media and the Law (3d ed. 2006)(West) along with supplemental materials. Both case law and other readings will be included, as well as redacted licensing agreements.
Prerequisite: Prior enrollment in one or more of the following courses: Copyright Law or Trademark Law. Recommended: Antitrust Law or Secured Transactions.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Entertainment Law Seminar.