Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professor Jay Rosenthal
J.D. Course 137 | 3 credit hours
This course will provide an in-depth overview of the many facets that comprise entertainment law, including copyright, contracts and anti-trust issues. We will primarily examine the music, film and television industries and explore how the various players use contracts to protect their rights and interests; how digital innovation and technology has dramatically transformed the production, distribution and discovery of talent; discuss the intersection of law, public policy and business as it pertains to a variety of copyright and intellectual property issues that confront these industries. We will examine the roles of agents, managers, promoters and others who are responsible for connecting talent with projects and with the public, including the ethical concerns for practitioners who are sometimes drawn into more than simply practicing law.
Prerequisite: Prior enrollment in one or both of the following courses: Copyright Law or Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.