Entertainment Law

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Entertainment law concerns the regulation of contracts relating to the entertainment and performance arts including the visual arts, cinemas, motion pictures or movies, radio, television, music, publishing and theatre or theater. Legal issues include the proper application of labor and employment law, intellectual property law and personal services contract law, contract terms and conditions, trade unions, industry custom and usage, breach of contract claims and remedies, and dispute resolution or arbitration requirements (Reference: Lawyers.com)

Key Topics

  • Copyright

Major Legislation

  • Copyright Act

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  • Entertainment & Arts
  • Copyright Law

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