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Entertainment Law

This seminar is designed to acquaint the student with a number of the substantive areas of law applicable to the practice in the area generally identified as "Entertainment Law." The course will involve substantive coverage of the following areas: copyright (including the concepts of parody and fair use), trademark, rights of publicity and privacy, defamation, reporters? rights (including the topics of access to courts, Freedom of Information, and shield laws), advertising, protection of ideas by contract and the emerging law of cyberspace. Method of evaluation: The seminar will require a paper on an approved topic that will be of publishable quality, counting for 2/3 of the grade. There will also be an hour-exam, counting for 1/3 of the grade. Class participation will be taken into account in determining the final grade. Teaching Method: Informal discussion; students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss material. First class assignment will be posted in the book store. Text: Nimmer, et al., Cases and Materials on Copyright, etc., Matthew Bender, Sixth Edition, 2000; Course Pak Materials. Prerequisites: None, but Constitutional Law would be helpful


Catalog Number: BUSCOM 637
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaIntellectual Property Practice AreaLabor and Employment Area
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class


Course History

Spring 2014
Title: Entertainment Law
Faculty: Fifer, Samuel (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24



Spring 2013
Title: Entertainment Law
Faculty: Fifer, Samuel (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 0



Spring 2012
Title: Entertainment Law
Faculty: Fifer, Samuel (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 0



Spring 2011
Title: Entertainment Law
Faculty: Fifer, Samuel (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 15