Legal and Business Aspects of the Entertainment Industry

Class Information Spring 2017

  • 1 units
  • Class No.: 50160
  • Meets: Sat
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Lucas Hall 309
  • Exam:
  • Course Description

Legal and Business Aspects of the Entertainment Industry

Certificate(s): High Tech Law

Course Description:

This course provides a high-level overview of the legal and business dynamics of the movie, television, music and video game industries, with a particular emphasis on how IP owners in those industries can monetize new media opportunities. IP LLM course. Prerequisite: IP Survey (388).

Class Notes:

The class teaches how intellectual property is monetized across different forms of entertainment and how this monetization is the product or law and regulation.  The class focuses on the conflict of interest among content creators, content distributors and content exhibitors.  The class looks at how technology has and is changing these interests.  Student will learn the language of entertainment and be able to appreciate the competing interests among the three categories of players in the industry and the common relevant terms contained in the various relevant contract. Take home final exam. No textbook, all reading information is downloaded before the class. IP LLM course. Pre-requisite: IP Survey (388) First class: Movie industry; Second: TV industry; 3rd: Music Industry; 4th: Video game industry; 5th: Character protection and celebrity.  Class will meet for about 3 hours on the following Saturdays:  January 28th, February 11th, February 25th, March 25th, and April 8th. Class will meet from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.