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Hollywood and the Law

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Edited by: Paul McDonald, Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt, Philip Drake

ISBN13: 9781844574773
Published: November 2015
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99



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This illuminating collection shows how legal frameworks have shaped the culture and commerce of Hollywood film. Key experts in the field explore how legal instruments, processes and institutions have influenced the conditions in which films are made and sold, and how the film industry has left its own impression on the American legal system.

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Subjects:
Media and Entertainment Law
Contents:
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: On the Legal Lives of Hollywood
Eric Hoyt, Paul McDonald, Emily Carman, Philip Drake

PART I: OWNERSHIP AND INFRINGEMENT
1. One Law to Rule Them All: Copyright Goes Hollywood
Peter Decherney
2. The Changing Landscape of Trademark Law in Tinseltown: From Debbie Does Dallas to The Hangover
John Tehranian and Mark Bartholomew
3. Piracy and the Shadow History of Hollywood
Paul McDonald

PART II: COMPETITION AND CIRCULATION
4. The Preservation of Competition: Hollywood and Antitrust Law
Jennifer Porst
5. Controlling Content: Governmental Censorship, the Production Code and the Ratings System
Laura Wittern-Keller
6. Hollywood Embassies, Labour and Investment Laws, and Global Cinema Exhibition: Ross Melnick

PART III: NEGOTIATION AND LABOUR
7. Asset or Liability?: Hollywood and Tax Law
Eric Hoyt
8. Doing the Deal: Talent Contracts in Hollywood
Emily Carman and Philip Drake
9. Will Work for Screen Credit: Labour and the Law in Hollywood
Catherine Fisk Index