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Entertainment Law

By Des Butler, Geoff Holland

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Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Published In: Australia, 23 February 2017
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Entertainment industries are among the largest in the world. The legal environment in which entertainment operates involves a confluence of eclectic laws such as those concerning free expression and its limits, those concerning intellectual property and their relationship with promoting, limiting and capitalising creativity, and the laws governing the contractual relationships between parties involved in entertainment productions. In this book, the authors analyse the major legal issues confronting those involved in entertainment in Australia, and provide clear, accessible statements of the current legal principles involved. They enable readers to understand what the law is and how it is likely to apply in particular situations. The book uses an accessible, reader-friendly style making it suitable for those involved in entertainment industries, legal practitioners and students of entertainment law.

Table of Contents

Preface About the Contributors Table of Cases Table of Statutes 1. Legal Foundations: The Intersection of Entertainment Production and the Australian Legal System Michelle Backstrom 2. Free Expression: The Wellspring of Art and Entertainment Des Butler 3. The Hidden Serpent: Entertainment and the Risk to Reputation Des Butler 4. Don't Say That, Don't Show That: Bigotry, Hate Speech, Obscenity and Entertainment Des Butler 5. Not Just Sex, Lies and Video Tapes: Confidentiality and Privacy in Entertainment Contexts Des Butler 6. Copyright: A Double-edged Sword for Creativity? Peter Black 7. Show Me the Money? The `Other' IP Laws, Commercialisation of Entertainment and the Entrenchment of Power Peter Black 8. The Risk of Liability: A Tightrope for Entertainment Productions Amanda Stickley 9. The Ties That Bind: Contract Laws Underpinning Entertainment Des Butler 10. Agents and Managers: Keys to Success in Entertainment Geoff Holland Index

About the Author

Des Butler is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, where he served as Assistant Dean, Research (1997-2002). He was awarded his doctorate in 1996 for his thesis on liability for psychiatric injury, and is the author or co-author of 21 books and numerous articles on topics including media and entertainment law, psychiatric injury caused by negligence, schools and the law and contract law. He has been a chief investigator on several Australian Research Council grants on topics including cyberbullying and teachersaEURO (TM) duties to report suspected child abuse. He is an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy. He has developed technology-based programs for enhancing the learning of law since 1990 and has received numerous awards for his work, including an Australian Award for Teaching Excellence, the LexisNexis/Australasian Law Teachers Association Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law (twice) and a Janders Dean/LexisNexis Legal Innovation Index Award. Geoff Holland commenced teaching at UTS in 2003 in both the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science. He teaches Australian Constitutional Law, Media Law, Entertainment Law, Civil Liberties Law and Animal Law and Policy. Geoff is also a barrister and practices in media law, defamation and constitutional law. Geoff is a former member of the Board of Directors of Electronic Frontiers Australia. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the UTS Law Review (2003- 2006) and was Co-Editor of Volume 5 of the Review, "The Public Right to Know". He is author of the Halsbury's Laws of Australia chapter on Entertainment Law. Prior to joining UTS, Geoff worked in criminal law policy development, media law, corporate publishing, and for a national media network. Geoff is Chair of the Faculty's Mooting Management Committee and is coach of the Faculty's mooting teams in constitutional law and media law mooting competitions.

EAN: 9781760021290
ISBN: 1760021296
Publisher: Federation Press
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.9 centimeters (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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