Freedom of the press is a liberty recognized in all the countries around the world. Various legislation’s have enacted statutes like the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act. Media law stretches over telecommunications and print sources (newspapers, periodicals, etc.). There are regulations internationally regarding both categories and there are laws in different jurisdictions governing both areas as well. In USA the scope of these laws is limited by the First Amendment. In USA The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates interstate and foreign communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. In 1998, Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to deal with Internet issues and the advanced technologies used to bypass copy protection devices in America.
As Entertainment lawyers we provide legal help for artists, employees, companies and individuals involved in all areas of the entertainment industry, including film, radio, television, music, publishing, theater and digital or multimedia entertainment like video games.
This service includes:
Assisting an actor negotiate a contract with a studio.
Filing of a lawsuit over a pirated film.
Assisting stuntman adequate medical coverage.
Overcoming an impasse in union contract negotiations.
Assisting a young recording artist with financial or real estate decisions.
Protecting a recording star from illegal use of a copyrighted song or even preventing invasion of a client’s privacy.
Drafting contracts for a client, review contracts from managers, publicists, record labels, film studios and others to make sure they’re legal and fair to the client and then negotiate those contracts.
Assisting clients new to the industry understand how the business works.
Advising on which types of contracts to choose, how to identify pitfalls in business deals, what performing rights they have and where to find a manager, agent, accountant or other business contact.
Assisting as counsel for established artists, Assisting with marketing and merchandising deals, as well as real estate transactions and tax issues.
Assisting artists secure the rights to use music that other artists have written, complying with copyright laws.
Fashion law is a legal field which covers issues that arise throughout the life of an article of clothing or a fashion accessory. Fashion law covers the textile production, modeling, media, and the cosmetics and perfume industries.
The issues covered under fashion law are the issues relating to the intellectual property. The fashion you put forth the design you create is your asset and fashion law protects it from the registration to its negotiation its contractual work and in case of breach its litigation’s.