Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries

Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries

Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries

Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries

Synopsis

Because of the increasing technological convergence among, and interaction between, various entertainment industries, this edition of the legal reference-text is organized far differently from previous editions. Following an overview is an introductory section dealing with Attachments, Preliminary I

Excerpt

Because of the increasing technological convergence among, and interaction between, various entertainment industries, it is reasonable to anticipate a degree of interchange of principles between and among the increasingly interdependent industries which we survey: Literary Publishing, Music Publishing, Records, Films, Television, and of course New and Emerging Technologies. Even the Theater may be affected (for example, because many Broadway productions are now financed by film companies with a view toward eventual movie versions).

For this reason, this edition is organized far differently from the previous two editions of this book.

An introductory section dealing with Attachments, Preliminary Injunctions and Summary Judgments follows this overview. We included it because so many of the cases in this book involve motions for preliminary injunction or for summary judgment, and because the remedy of pre-judgment attachment can be very useful in situations where one or more parties to an action may be less than completely financially responsible, or where in personam jurisdiction over a particular defendant may not be available. We have therefore deleted from the cases which follow those portions of the decisions which discuss the standards under which preliminary relief may be granted, and the reader is invited to refer back to the second part of the Introduction (p. 10) when in doubt.

The main body of the book is now divided into two parts, Part One, which deals with general principles and Part Two, which deals with specific industries.

The Continuing Challenge of Change

Beginning in the early to mid-1980s, after a long period of relative stability and moderate change, the entertainment industries entered an era of tremendous upheaval, a process which actually seems to have accelerated in the past few years, and which shows no signs of slackening. the impact of this phenomenon is felt all over the world although, as we will see, its effects upon entertainment industries in the United States are somewhat different from its effects upon the rest of the world.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.