Copyright Lawyer

Copyright Law Brief History of Copyright Many entertainment and business professionals deal mostly with copyright law.  The word “copy-right” essentially means the right to copy. Originally, copyright was a right only held by authors and it only covered copying. Copyright was developed from the U.S. Constitution which states: “The Congress shall have the power to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries…” The key phrase here, is the exclusive right. Congress immediately passed the copyright law of 1790 which gave authors [...]

Copyright Lawyer2021-01-19T02:02:05-08:00

Minors’ Contracts In The Entertainment Industry

Issues relating to minors’ contracts are becoming increasingly important, as more and more young people under the age of 18 are being employed in the entertainment industry. How does the law address the contracts minors enter into? It is important to note that the majority of entertainment industry contracts are formed in the jurisdictions of California and New York. This blog will discuss the enforceability of minors’ contracts in the California jurisdiction. WHAT IS THE LAW? Generally, a minor does not have the capacity to bind himself or herself by contract. The minor may void his contracts at [...]

Minors’ Contracts In The Entertainment Industry2020-01-15T01:20:08-08:00