Entertainment Law

B590 is taught by R. Meitus

Entertainment law is a respected area of legal practice dealing with representation of both creative talent and business interests. Entertainment law has most notably been at the forefront of popular culture as forms of media distribution have moved to the Internet in digital forms. This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop both a practical understanding of representing creative and business interests in the fields of music, film & television and literary publishing and a theoretical understanding of the broader IP and constitutional issues at stake with regard to control of creative media. The course is designed to be useful even if a student does not go on to practice directly in the entertainment or media law fields.

Either of the courses Survey of Intellectual Property Law or Copyright Law are recommended to be taken either prior to or concurrently with Entertainment Law (but are not required). The subject matter of Entertainment Law, though drawing on copyright law to some extent, does not significantly overlap with any other course to an extent that would preempt students from taking both.