The Creative Artist's Legal Guide

The Creative Artist's Legal Guide

Copyright, Trademark, and Contracts in Film and Digital Media Production

Book - 2012
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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"--Provided by publisher.
"User-friendly guide explains intellectual property law as it applies to fiction, screenwriting, all forms of filmmaking from celluloid to digital, animation, video gaming and other creative media"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012
Description: xi, 244 p. : ill ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780300161199
0300161190
Branch Call Number: 346.048 Sei
Additional Contributors: Seiter, Ellen 1957-

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