University of Technology Sydney

76020 Entertainment Law

Requisite(s): 70327 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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The legal environment of the entertainment industry is made up of various and diverse laws such as agency, censorship, contracts, defamation and intellectual property.

This subject provides students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of the legal environment of the entertainment industries in Australia and internationally. Students examine the legal relationships and transactions involved with the production and distribution of content, particularly film and television, recordings, music publishing and new media, and the laws that regulate them.

The discussion of laws relating to the entertainment industries is placed within the broader commercial and artistic context of the entertainment business including the impact of new media in creating new formats and a more global market, the roles of different parties, the structure and major players in the Australian industry, and the processes of production and distribution.

In particular, this subject provides students with an understanding of the role of the entertainment lawyer and the practical knowledge and skills required to handle the transactional and legal issues associated with the production and distribution of creative content.

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