Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law provides practical information by summarizing the legal disciplines of copyright, trademark, right of publicity, patent, common-law copyright, trade secret, misappropriation, and idea submissions law as they apply to the books, motion pictures, music, television programs, plays, people, fictional characters, video games, and titles that are vital to the entertainment industry.
- How those legal disciplines specifically apply to books, music, dance, theater, visual art, films and television, titles, fictional characters, and celebrities
- Intellectual property issues in the international entertainment marketplace
- The contentious issue of how intellectual property laws interact with principles of free speech
- Historical perspective on how intellectual property has treated creative properties in the past
- Economical, historical, political, and technological forces shaping intellectual property and intellectual property law
Appendixes include relevant state and federal statutes and laws.