The news has been alight with disastrous tales of Fyre Festival, the unforgettable musical experience that never was. Unsurprisingly, the festival has been hit with multiple lawsuits and more are likely in the pipeline. To add fuel to the fire, the festival’s pitch deck was leaked and the internet has wasted no time in picking
You’ve spent a lot of time writing and rewriting your work. You’ve also sent it out to others for feedback and to gauge their interest. Often there is no telling what people will do with your work once they receive it. What are some ways you can protect your script?
The independent game developer doesn’t need to be told how valuable it is to protect their work. However, many choose to take short cuts, use online contract generators or proceed on handshakes. Developers work hard to create complex worlds and innovative ideas in gaming, and now more than ever it’s important to be knowledgeable about
Are you creating a video, movie, commercial or video game? Have you ever wondered how to legally include music in your work? Here’s how you can do this. To avoid stealing, or violating a musician’s copyright, you can obtain a license.
You’ve met a talent agent, and you think it might help your entertainment career. Unlike a talent manager whose principal duty is to advise and manage your career, an agent’s role is primarily focused on helping you find work. Agents also assist in making connections and negotiating contracts. Typically, the agent will require you to
You are a creative person who has found out about someone with a compelling story, and you’d like to develop a book, TV show or film based on their life. But in the middle of your excitement and creative rush, it hits you: “Maybe I need to get permission first, but how?” Here is what
If you’re looking to protect your valuable idea, make sure to check out Part I of this series, found here. But, what happens when it’s already too late? You had a great idea, spent a lot of time working on it, and then you find out someone is using it without your permission! Here are
The United States Copyright Office wants the oldies to become “goodies,” as demonstrated in its February 2015 Report that promotes equal protection for pre-1972 recordings. Music streaming companies profit from broadcasting chart-topping hits of earlier decades, such as the 50s and 60s, without obtaining a license because these songs lack federal copyright protection. The U.S.
A slew of not-so-pleased fans continue to express their disapproval with Taylor Swift after learning that she is seeking trademark protection of her popular song lyrics. Some critics claim that Swift is “going to war” with fans, while others describe the crackdown as “shrewd.” One music group has even gone so far as to record
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