LAWS 2096 ‑ Entertainment Law


This course provides an overview of key areas which are relevant to entertainment law, including copyright infringement, fair dealing, rights clearance, distribution and licensing, trade-marks in entertainment, talent and guild agreements, publicity rights, defamation, and various entertainment contracts. The course will provide examples from film, television, music, video games and other areas. Some classes may involve guest speakers with expertise in their areas. No particular background is necessary.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Evaluation: Major paper 65%, class participation 20% and paper presentation 15%.
Restrictions: None.