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Entertainment Law in a Nutshell (Nutshells)

Entertainment Law in a Nutshell (Nutshells) Lowest new price: $43.94
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Author: Sherri Burr

This compact reference gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field of entertainment law. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of “reality” television. This Nutshell is ideal as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview.

Winner! Best Business Book - 2017 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards

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The Harm in Hate Speech

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Author: Jeremy Waldron
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Every liberal democracy has laws or codes against hate speech except the United States. For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Against this absolutist view, Jeremy Waldron argues powerfully that hate speech should be regulated as part of our commitment to human dignity and to inclusion and respect for members of vulnerable minorities.

Causing offense by depicting a religious leader as a terrorist in a newspaper cartoon, for example is not the same as launching a libelous attack on a group s dignity, according to Waldron, and it lies outside the reach of law. But defamation of a minority group, through hate speech, undermines a public good that can and should be protected: the basic assurance of inclusion in society for all members. A social environment polluted by anti-gay leaflets, Nazi banners, and burning crosses sends an implicit message to the targets of such hatred: your security is uncertain and you can expect to face humiliation and discrimination when you leave your home.

Free-speech advocates boast of despising what racists say but defending to the death their right to say it. Waldron finds this emphasis on intellectual resilience misguided and points instead to the threat hate speech poses to the lives, dignity, and reputations of minority members. Finding support for his view among philosophers of the Enlightenment, Waldron asks us to move beyond knee-jerk American exceptionalism in our debates over the serious consequences of hateful speech."


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The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers Lowest new price: $24.99
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Author: Thomas A. Crowell Esq.
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* How can you use a state's film tax credits to fund your film? SEE PAGE 63.

* You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? SEE PAGE 77. 

* How can you fund your production with product placement? SEE PAGE 157.

* How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors and deal with their agents? SEE PAGE 222. 

 Find quick answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this new edition of The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers. This no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English-no law degree required! Arm yourself with the practical advice of author Thomas Crowell, a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer.

This new edition features:

* New sections on product placement, film tax credits and production incentive financing, Letters of Intent, and DIY distribution (four-walling, YouTube, Download-to-own,, iTunes, and Netflix)

* Updated case law

* Even more charts and graphics to help you find the information you need even more quickly.

This book is the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney on retainer!


  • The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers

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Trademarks and Unfair Competition; Law and Policy, Fourth Edition (Aspen Casebook Series)

Trademarks and Unfair Competition; Law and Policy, Fourth Edition (Aspen Casebook Series) Lowest new price: $108.82
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Author: Graeme B. Dinwoodie


  • Organizes the many strands of trademark and unfair competition doctrine around a coherent conceptual framework. The clear structure is divided into three parts: foundation and purposes, creation, and scope & enforcement
  • Traditional case-and-note format, enhanced by summarizing problems that help students better understand the intricacies of key topics.
  • Features numerous Internet-related trademark issues, such as cybersquatting, keyword advertising, and domain name disputes. Also addresses the relationship between trademarks and domain name, and the potential secondary liability of online auction websites such as eBay
  • Integrates international trademark issues with domestic issues
  • Thoroughly treats trade dress protection, integrated with issues of word mark protection

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • The Second Circuit's important decision in Louboutin v. YSL
  • Important new appellate decisions on functionality, including the Federal Circuit's Becton Dickinson opinion and the decision of the Seventh Circuit in Franco & Sons
  • The Fourth Circuit's decision in Rosetta Stone on trademark liability for keyword advertising
  • The Eleventh Circuit's University of Alabama opinion on First Amendment limitations on the scope of trademark rights
  • Cases exploring trademark fair use, including the DELICIOUS shoes case and the Tabari case on nominative fair use in connection with domain names
  • New applications of the trademark dilution and anti-cybersquatting provisions
  • New cases on remedies

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Copyright Law in a Nutshell (Nutshells)

Copyright Law in a Nutshell (Nutshells) Lowest new price: $45.00
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Author: Mary LaFrance

This product offers a compact yet comprehensive and up-to-date overview of U.S. copyright law in an uncluttered and readable format. Coverage ranges from the fundamental concepts of originality, authorship, and infringement to the highly technical rules governing digital phonorecord deliveries and digital public performance rights in sound recordings, the safe harbor provisions that limit the liability of Internet service providers, and the anti-circumvention and copyright management information provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The evolving doctrines of fair use and contributory liability are also given thorough attention.

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Licensing Intellectual Property: Law and Applications (Aspen Casebooks)

Licensing Intellectual Property: Law and Applications (Aspen Casebooks) Lowest new price: $154.40
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Author: Robert W. Gomulkiewicz

When you purchase a new version of this casebook from the LIFT Program, you receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. Now available in an interactive study center, Examples & Explanations offer hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics covered in class.

Starting July 1, 2017, if your new casebook purchase does not come with an access code on the inside cover of the book, please contact Wolters Kluwer customer service. The email address and phone number for customer service are on the copyright page, found within the first few pages, of your casebook.

This book streamlines for students of varied backgrounds and expertise the range of licensing models available and the framework for understanding what clients want and need to accomplish. The book’s extensive drafting exercises provide students the opportunity to develop their skills.


  • Discussion of new Supreme Court and Federal Circuit cases
  • Updated material on university technology transfers
  • Expanded discussion of franchising
  • Expanded coverage of craft of drafting a license

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Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off

Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off Lowest new price: $19.59
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Author: Richard Stim Attorney
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If you’re using copyrighted material, don’t get sued―get permission!

Online or off, before you use some or all of a song, photo, book, or any other work covered by copyright law, you need to get permission first. If you don’t, you could end up facing legal action from the rights-holder.

This easy-to-use book shows you how to get the rights you need, with step-by-step instructions and more than 30 forms. Find out when permission is required, who to ask, and when (and how much) you can expect to pay. Getting Permission explains:

  • the copyright permission process
  • the public domain (“free” content)
  • how to figure out who owns a copyright
  • website permissions
  • the “fair use” rule
  • school-related permissions
  • license and merchandise agreements (including sample contracts and other forms)
  • and much more.
The 6th edition is updated with summaries of recent copyright and fair use cases, as well as dozens of real-life questions from the Dear Rich permissions blog.

Downloadable forms available at


  • Getting Permission How to License Clear Copyrighted Materials Online Off

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A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War

A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War Lowest new price: $22.97
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Author: Ronald K. Fierstein

Apple founder Steve Jobs once hailed Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid and the father of instant photography, as "a national treasure" and once confessed to a reporter that meeting Land was "like visiting a shrine." By his own admission, Jobs modeled much of his own career after Land’s. Both Jobs and Land stand out today as unique and towering figures in the history of technology. Neither had a college degree, but both built highly successful and innovative organizations. Jobs and Land were both perfectionists with an almost fanatic attentiveness to detail, in addition to being consummate showmen and instinctive marketers. In many ways, Edwin Land was the original Steve Jobs.

This riveting new biography visits the spectacular life of Edwin Land, perhaps the most important, yet least known inventor and technology entrepreneur in American history. Land’s most famous achievement was the creation of a revolutionary film and camera system that could produce a photographic print moments after the picture was taken.
A Triumph of Genius takes you behind the scenes of this reclusive genius’s discoveries, triumphs, and defeats.

You'll learn details of Land’s involvement over four decades with top-secret U.S. military intelligence efforts during World War II and through the Cold War in the service of seven American presidents. Additionally, you'll thrill to the compelling first-hand look at one of our nation’s most important legal battles over intellectual property—Polaroid versus Kodak. This corporate and legal struggle is a story of almost operatic dimension. What began as a cooperative and collegial relationship ended in Kodak’s betrayal. The conflict led to an epic legal battle, a dramatic event for Land who, from the witness stand, personally starred in a compelling courtroom drama.

More than a simple business biography,
A Triumph of Genius chronicles the man and the icon whose technological brilliance paved the way for another of the 20th century’s greatest innovators, Steve Jobs.

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Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business

Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Lowest new price: $24.33
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Author: Richard Stim Attorney
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If you belong to a band and love the art of your job, but sing the blues when it comes to the business side, you need Music Law. Composed by musician and lawyer Richard Stim, the book explains how to:

  • find the right manager
  • buy, insure and maintain equipment
  • get gigs and get paid
  • tour on a budget
  • use samples
  • do covers legally
  • protect your copyright
  • trademark your band’s name
  • choose a recording studio
  • sell your music
  • manage your website
  • understand record contracts
  • deal with taxes

    Music Law provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. This edition is thoroughly updated with the latest changes in copyright and trademark law, including guidance on filling out "Form CO." Plus, find expanded information on musical collaborations between DJs and other musicians. You'll also get the most up-to-date legal forms available. Interactive forms are downloadable.


    • Music Law How to Run Your Band s Business

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  • Trademarks, Unfair Competition, and Business Torts (Aspen Select Series)

    Trademarks, Unfair Competition, and Business Torts (Aspen Select Series) Lowest new price: $131.00
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    Author: Barton Beebe

    Incorporating a mix of seminal and modern cases and materials, this casebook delivers broad coverage of trademarks, unfair competition, and business torts, with ample material on the role of technology. Practice problems in each chapter encourage students to think like practitioners.

    Ideal for courses on Trademark Law, Unfair Competition, or Business Torts, this casebook features:

    • a broad examination of current trademark and unfair competition law
    • outstanding coverage of false advertising law
    • extensive treatment of the hot news doctrine (misappropriation), including the most recent cases
    • a thoughtful survey of business torts, including cases that address tortious interference, trade libel, and related torts such as RICO
    • dynamic pedagogy that spans cutting-edge cases and materials, notes, questions, and hands-on practice problems

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