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Copyrighting and Licensing Choreography

A choreographic work is one where the “composition and arrangement of a related series of dance movements and patterns are organized into a whole.”  It may be used to convey a story, theme or abstract concept and can include elements such as rhythmic movements of the body and the sequence of those movements. Choreography is


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New U.S. Supreme Court Decision Explained: Unicolors v. H&M

Last week, in Unicolors v. H&M, the Supreme Court held that the Copyright Act’s safe harbor provision, found at 17 U.S.C. § 411(b)(1)(A), did not distinguish between a mistake of law and a mistake of fact.  Thus, the lack of either factual or legal knowledge by a copyright applicant can excuse inaccurate information in a


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Selling Film Rights to Your Book

Updated: September 16, 2022 With so many movies based on books, authors often dream about the possibility of selling the film rights to their work.  Though the process can be complicated, and, for various reasons, deals may not come to fruition, an experienced entertainment law attorney can help guide an author through the process and


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