Summary: This uniquely comprehensive casebook covers areas of law fundamental to the practice of Copyright and Entertainment Litigation, including the right of privacy, defamation, right of publicity, and unfair competition. A classic blend of conventional casebook style, questions, problems, and concise text reflecting the authors' expertise in the subject of copyright and entertainment law, this book is adaptable to various teaching methods. Numerous illustrations and reproduc ...show moretions of photos and paintings help bring the concepts to life, adding interest-value to legislative materials. Minimal editing of opinions preserves the flavor of the judicial analysis and demonstrates the interpretive ambiguities and holes in the law. This casebook covers and explores all major changes in this area, including cases such as the Copyright Extension Act opinion (Eldred v. Ashcroft), the peer-to-peer file sharing litigation (MGM v. Grokster), and a host of new and important opinions in the privacy and defamation areas.
The current edition continues the grand tradition of this casebook in that it is replete with wonderful and interesting illustrations, photos, and paintings from the cases themselves. Readers will enjoy seeing depictions including photographs of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., 'Topper', the Human Cannonball, Elizabeth Taylor, the Three Stooges, and many others. ...show less