Course: BLAW 451. Entertainment Business Law (3)
Prerequisites: BLAW 280, BLAW 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course covers the recurring legal problems that arise in the business context of the entertainment industry and the legal relationships between the parties involved in the film, television, theater, music and online entertainment fields. In particular, the course will address tort law issues, including defamation, invasion of privacy and the right of publicity; intellectual property protection, including copyright and trademark law and the protection of ideas; contract law issues, including contract formation, contractual obligations and remedies; and government regulation of entertainment content and industry practices. International aspects of each of these areas will be emphasized.