In this Asked and Answered video, I respond to Guy’s inquiry about whether permission is required for a fan film based on a video game.
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One of my clients just kindly pointed me to a link for a cool little project coming out of Duke University. It's a comic book style presentation of copyright law basics, and it's worth a look.
After all, reading up on copyright law from the dusty old books may be MY cup of tea, but it's probably not yours. This might just make the material a bit more accessible.
The book is available for free as a digital download, but if you're inclined to purchase a hardcopy, do so at Amazon
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The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or visit the podcast page for show notes. Continue Reading
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The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/## Here’s what we talked about… In this Episode: 1 CBS Must Pay $1.3 Million for Violating Podcast Patent (followup) 2… Continue Reading
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