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.
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1. Legal Foundations: The Intersection of Entertainment Production and the Australian Legal System
2. Free Expression: The Wellspring of Art and Entertainment
3. The Hidden Serpent: Entertainment and the Risk to Reputation
4. Don’t Say That, Don’t Show That: Bigotry, Hate Speech, Obscenity and Entertainment
5. Not Just Sex, Lies and Video Tapes: Confidentiality and Privacy in Entertainment Contexts
6. Copyright: A Double-edged Sword for Creativity?
7. Show Me the Money? The ‘Other’ IP Laws, Commercialisation of Entertainment and the Entrenchment of Power
8. The Risk of Liability: A Tightrope for Entertainment Productions
9. The Ties That Bind: Contract Laws Underpinning Entertainment
10. Agents and Managers: Keys to Success in Entertainment