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ISBN13: 9780853084495
ISBN: 0853084491
Published: May 1998
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This work contains coverage of the law relating to such areas as advertising, sponsorship, newspaper reporting, music recording, publishing, film and television programme making, and distribution.

It sets out the basic structure of each industry, an analysis of the particular legal and practical problems faced by advisers in those areas, and the drafting of commercial contracts and specific documentation commonly found in each industry.

The book also covers guidance on litigation, most notably in relation to defamation; professionally-drafted contracts and documents; up-to-date case-law, statutes and EC legislation; and checklists of legal and business considerations.

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Media and Entertainment Law
Part 1 The underlying law: commercial agreements - common arrangements; commercial agreements - common problems and remedies; copyright; exploitation of copyright; copyright infringement; moral rights; rights in performances; defamation; malicious falsehood; obscenity and indecency; racial hatred and blasphemy; breach of confidence; passing off and trade marks.
Part 2 Advertising: advertising - the industry; advertising - self-regulation; advertising law.
Part 3 Film and television: film and television - pre-production; film and television - finance and production; film and television - rights and content clearance; film and television - distribution and exploitation.
Part 4 Current affairs reporting: reporting - contempt; reporting - court proceedings; reporting of parliamentary proceedings and current affairs.
Part 5 The music business: the music business; group management; artists' recording agreements; music publishing agreements.
Part 6 Publishing and multi-media: publishing; multi-media.