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Clearance and Copyright: Everything the Independent Filmmaker Needs to Know

Clearance and Copyright: Everything the Independent Filmmaker Needs to Know Lowest new price: $7.95
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Author: Michael C. Donaldson

Now fully and extensively revised, updated, and expanded, this well-written, legalese-free guide provides filmmakers with essential advice on almost every conceivable rights issue they might encounter: from the initial acquisition of material through the rights situations that arise in preproduction, production, postproduction, and final release. Armed with this book, filmmakers can protect themselves and their work from disastrous legal actions and save thousands of dollars in legal fees. CLEARANCE AND COPYRIGHT, the first book devoted to the clearance and copyright issues that affect the film and video community, is a must read for all filmmakers – producers, directors, screenwriters – whether they make features, shorts, documentaries, or music videos.

Professional Construction Management

Professional Construction Management Lowest new price: $73.08
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Author: Donald S. Barrie

The subjects covered in this book include those normally studied in an introductory overview course on construction management, and there is enough depth and added material to serve as the basis for a more advanced course, focusing on organizational and contractual approaches to project management, and the related planning and control systems. This new edition strengthens its coverage of the business aspects of the industry, with a section devoted solely to the business methods in professional construction management. The text's practical in-depth approach to the major engineering and management techniques appeals to both students and practitioners alike.

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The Copyright Guide: A Friendly Handbook for Protecting and Profiting from Copyrights

The Copyright Guide: A Friendly Handbook for Protecting and Profiting from Copyrights Lowest new price: $11.98
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Author: Lee Wilson

The definitive handbook for anyone looking to understand and benefit from copyrights in the Information Age! Veteran attorney Lee Wilson engagingly teaches the ins and outs of copyrights in a logical fashion, making a complex subject easy to understand. Now completely updated and expanded to reflect important changes in copyright law and the impact of the Internet on copyrights, this new 3rd edition discusses what can and cannot be protected under current law, how to avoid infringement, what to do if you suspect infringement, how to turn copyrights into income, and more. Plus it includes dozens of real-life case histories, as well as ready-to-use model agreements and sample forms.

Contracts for the Film & Television Industry

Contracts for the Film & Television Industry Lowest new price: $6.25
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Author: Mark Litwak

This is an invaluable collection of sample entertainment contracts along with discussions of the concepts and terms contained therein. Completely revised and greatly expanded - including 20 new contracts - the second edition of this popular and essential handbook is the ultimate entertainment-law source of independent film makers, who, armed with this book can save themselves thousands in legal fees. It contains 62 contracts covering: depiction and copyright release; literary submission and sale; artist employment; collaboration; music; financing; production; distribution; and, merchandising and retainers.

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Protecting Your Practice

Protecting Your Practice Lowest new price: $5.66
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Author: Katherine Vessenes
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This is the benchmark book for building client relationships, growing a practice, and avoiding litigation--written in association with the world's leading organization for financial services professionals. Audience: Broker-dealers and their home-office personnel, registered reps, accountants, tax advisers, insurance agents and insurance companies, wire houses, fee and commission planners, attorneys, trust officers, estate planners, and development officers in planned-giving departments. As investors gravitate toward no-load mutual funds and do-it-yourself investing through discount brokers, professionals are being squeezed by competition, consumer wariness, and tighter enforcement by the SEC, NASD, and state securities regulators. This book addresses these challenges, helping anyone offering financial advice to be more competitive, build client loyalty, and avoid the liabilites that come with managing someone's money in today's complex investment environment. How to offer better service, comply with key regulations, maintain vital records with a minimum of paperwork, and protect a business from malpractice claims.


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Technology Law, What Every Business (And Business-Minded Person) Needs to Know

Technology Law, What Every Business (And Business-Minded Person) Needs to Know Lowest new price: $35.95
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Author: Mark Grossman
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"Technology has always fascinated me. Gemini, Apollo, and Star Trek all captivated me as a kid. I managed to marry both law and technology by becoming a tech lawyer."

So are we introduced to columnist and practicing lawyer Mark Grossman. Based on a series of previously published articles, Technology Law adopts a reader-friendly approach to the problems and issues faced by those of us who depend on technology to make a living―in other words, just about everyone! Written in the first person, it transitions easily between explanations of why certain laws exist (and what they mean) and suggestions for responding responsibly and effectively.


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Comparative Law of Contracts: Cases and Materials

Comparative Law of Contracts: Cases and Materials Lowest new price: $34.00
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Author: Alain A. Levasseur
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This short book on such a broad topic attempts to illustrate the point made by Professor V. G. Curran that difficulties in transmitting concepts across cultural-linguistic differences can be remedied by taking a cultural immersion approach for effective comparative legal analysis. (Comparative Law, CAP). This book is divided into topics most illustrative of a trans-systemic approach and begins with the History and Foundations of Contract (Part I), with an emphasis on the notion of contract and those elements of a contract considered essential to its formation. The Execution of Contracts (Part II) reflects the impact of the different cultural contexts on the nature and extent of the performance of their obligations by parties to a contract.


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Construction Contracts (3rd Edition)

Construction Contracts (3rd Edition) Lowest new price: $137.98
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Author: Keith Collier

This exploration of the basics of contracts as applied to the construction industry focuses 1) upon the different types of contracts and their fundamentals as they apply to, and affect, owners, contractors, designers, subcontractors, suppliers, etc., 2) on the impact of information technology on contracts and contracting, and 3) on the effect of contracts on the management, administration, and the costs of construction work. Using the published standard forms of construction contracts as models and guides, it helps readers develop an understanding not only of the contract process in general, but also why one type of contract should be used rather than another in a given situation. The Nature of Contracts. Construction Contracts. Stipulated-Sum Contracts. Cost-Plus-Fee Contracts. Unit-Price Contracts. Contracts with Quantities. Subcontracts and Supply Contracts. Arrangements of Contracts for Construction. Design-Build Contracts. Documents for Contracts. Bidding for Contracts. Negotiating Construction Contracts. Administration of Contracts. Claims and Disputes. Changes in the Work of Contracts. Contract Time. Completion of Contracts and Payments. The Uncovering and Correction of Work in Contracts. For construction practitioners; and also for members of the legal profession who want to see construction contracts from the standpoint of those directly involved in construction and who want to better understand why and how a construction contract should be designed for a particular project.

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The Law of Subsidies Under the Gatt/Wto System

The Law of Subsidies Under the Gatt/Wto System Lowest new price: $148.16
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Author: Marc Benitah
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This work on the law of subsidies has been long-awaited by many actors in international trade. With its introduction of the concept of 'attenuation' of entitlement, Marc Benitah's utterly new analysis alters our understanding of the international economic law of subsidies - and its future invocation and jurisprudence - forever.

The issue of subsidies is arguably the predominant theme, at this moment, in international economic law, and a consistent approach to the legal treatment of subsidies is urgently needed. In Professor Benitah's view, the answer lies in the recognition that entitlements granted to a party seeking to defend itself against the `adverse effects' of subsidies must be `attenuated' in order to avoid undesirable economic and social consequences.

In the various techniques of attenuation - thoroughly described and analyzed in this book - may be found the unifying thread on which a logical, coherent law of subsidies may be strung.

  • Why techniques of attenuation are intimately linked to the birth of past and future legal disputes relating to subsidies
  • Why significant techniques of attenuation (e.g. taking into account the positive impact of a subsidy on consumers) have not arisen in the GATT/WTO context
  • Why much recent theoretical debate on the concept of 'distortion' has not led to a breakthrough in the law of subsidies
  • Why attenuations favouring developing countries are surprisingly legally vulnerable in practice
  • Why deliberate recourse to techniques of attenuation necessitates their continuing clarification through a case law process.

    By referring to the legal materials of both the GATT 1947 and the WTO systems at each point in his demonstration, Professor Benitah lays a substantial groundwork for determining innovative WTO norms.


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  • Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment

    Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment Lowest new price: $60.81
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    Author: Jane P. Mallor

    Mallor, Barnes, Bowers and Langvardt's "Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, 14e" is appropriate for the two-term business law course. The cases in the 14th edition are excerpted and edited by the authors. The syntax is not altered, therefore retaining the language of the courts. As in recent previous editions, the 14th edition includes a mix of actual and hypothetical cases.

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