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Entertainment Law

Entertainment Law

Edited by Des Butler and Geoff Holland


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.


About the Contributors
Table of Cases
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1. Legal Foundations: The Intersection of Entertainment Production and the Australian Legal System
            Michelle Backstrom

2. Free Expression: The Wellspring of Art and Entertainment
            Des Butler

3. The Hidden Serpent: Entertainment and the Risk to Reputation
            Des Butler

4. Don’t Say That, Don’t Show That: Bigotry, Hate Speech, Obscenity and Entertainment
            Des Butler

5. Not Just Sex, Lies and Video Tapes: Confidentiality and Privacy in Entertainment Contexts
            Des Butler

6. Copyright: A Double-edged Sword for Creativity?
            Peter Black

7. Show Me the Money? The ‘Other' IP Laws, Commercialisation of Entertainment and the Entrenchment of Power
            Peter Black

8. The Risk of Liability: A Tightrope for Entertainment Productions
            Amanda Stickley

9. The Ties That Bind: Contract Laws Underpinning Entertainment
            Des Butler

10. Agents and Managers: Keys to Success in Entertainment
            Geoff Holland



Published 23 February 2017
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781760021290
Australian RRP $89.95
International Price $81.78
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