Entertainment & Media Law

Entertainment and Media Law

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Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) Takedown Notice Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Digital Millennium Copyright Act DMCA Takedown Notice? The DMCA Takedown Notice is made pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to …

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Brand Name Differs From Company Name

Question: Can Your Brand Name Be Different From Your Company’s Name? The answer is “YES”! Registering your business name means getting permission from the state government to open & operate a business as per the state laws. You must register your business with the specific Secretary of State to allow your business the protection of that …

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COVID-19 – Business And Insurance Issues

Entertainment Industry: New Business Liabilities And Insurance Issues Related To COVID-19 In this workshop seasoned attorney and litigator Justin Sterling, Esq, founder of The Sterling Firm (thesterlingfirm.com), will address what producers and other creative business owners need to know about their liabilities with regard to Covid-19. There are issues and challenges involved in working with …

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Entertainment Event Cancellation Insurance Claims Due To The Coronavirus

Impact Of The Coronavirus On The Entertainment Industry: Event Cancellation Insurance Claims The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is widespread, and the entertainment industry has been substantially impacted.  There will be a floodgate of event cancellation insurance claims.  In fact, every business sector across the globe has been affected at its core. Governments are issuing …

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E-2 Visa

This memorandum briefly outlines the formal and substantive requirements for obtaining an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa (commonly referred to as an E2 Visa). Formal Requirements For An E2 Visa Treaty and nationality: Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the United States and the applicant’s home country Applicant and/or business possess the nationality of the treaty …

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Defamation Lawyer

WHAT IS DEFAMATION? Everyone has a right to not have their reputation damaged by false statements.  Defamation is the unprivileged publication of a false statement of fact that injures another’s reputation.  There must be a balance of interests between protecting an individual’s personal reputation and the freedom of speech.  The elements for the cause of …

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Legal Requirements To Tell True Life Stories

QUESTION: If I want to tell a true story, what should I do first, second, third? Legal requirements to tell true life stories. (Consult with an experienced entertainment Attorney before you write the story if you are the writer and before you produce the project if they are a producer. Errors and Omissions Insurance will …

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What Is A Life Story Rights Agreement?

Terms Of The Life Story Rights Agreement (1) Extent Of The Rights: Whether the agreement will include creating remakes, sequels, television series, merchandising, novelization, live-stage rights and radio rights; whether the story is limited to only a particular time period of the individual’s life; and whether the rights worldwide or limited in geography. Typically, the …

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