The Creative Artist’s Legal Guide: Copyright, Trademark and Contracts in Film and Digital Media Production

The Creative Artist's Legal Guide: Copyright, Trademark and Contracts in Film and Digital Media Production Author Bill Seiter
ISBN-10 0300161190
ISBN-13 9780300161199
Year 2012-06-26
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Yale University Press
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In today s complex media environment aspiring filmmakers and new media artists are as vulnerable as swimmers in shark infested waters This user friendly guide supplies creative artists with the essential legal concepts needed to swim safely with lawyers agents executives and other experts in intellectual property and business law How do I copyright my screenplay How can I clear rights for my film project What can I do to avoid legal trouble when I produce my mockumentary How do I ascertain whether a vintage novel is in the public domain Is the trademark I ve invented for my production company available What about copyright and trademark rights overseas If I upload my film to YouTube do I give up any rights Bill Seiter and Ellen Seiter answer these questions and countless others while also demystifying the fundamental principles of intellectual property Clear and thorough this plain spoken and practical guide is essential for anyone seeking to navigate the rapidly changing media environment of today

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