In today's complex media environment, aspiring filmmakers and new media artists are as vulnerable as swimmers in shark-infested waters. This user-friendly guide supplies creative artists with the essential legal concepts needed to swim safely with lawyers, agents, executives, and other experts in intellectual property and business law.
How do I copyright my screenplay? How can I clear rights for my film project? What can I do to avoid legal trouble when I produce my mockumentary? How do I ascertain whether a vintage novel is in the public domain? Is the trademark I've invented for my production company available? What about copyright and trademark rights overseas? If I upload my film to YouTube, do I give up any rights?
Bill Seiter and Ellen Seiter answer these questions and countless others while also demystifying the fundamental principles of intellectual property. Clear and thorough, this plain-spoken and practical guide is essential for anyone seeking to navigate the rapidly changing media environment of today.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 16 mm
"An outstanding and original work. It is rare to find a book this loaded with foundational information that is also a true pleasure to read. The Creative Artist's Legal Guide is a unique and significant contribution to the study of media industries and media law, and it will be a tremendous resource for students, teachers, and industry professionals."-Jennifer Holt, author of Empires of Entertainment: Media Industries and the Politics of Deregulation, 1980-1996-- Jennifer Holt
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