The field of entertainment law covers a remarkably broad and varied practice area. The practice involves such substantive areas of the law as contracts, labor, corporate finance, intellectual property, and antitrust. Lawyers in the entertainment fields are specialists because of their knowledge of their clients’ worlds (entertainers, athletes, and organizations related to the entertainment and sports industries) and how the relevant legal issues intersect with their clients’ interests.
In our latest episode of Hustle Pro Miami based Entertainment Attorney Lashawn Thomas, explains the concepts of copyrights, trademark, and patents to assist you in securing proper protection for your work.
In addition, Ms. Thomas covers “Fair Use” laws for social media. With new social media platforms and photo sharing apps becoming more and more popular, the risk of copyright infringement through the sharing of photos, video, and music is more present now than ever before. Whether you’re marketing on behalf of an organization, or just uploading your own original content for fun, it’s important to understand the basics. She also shares tips for aspiring recording artist when negotiating contracts and advice for entertainment law students.
Record contracts, publishing agreements, and licensing arrangements can be extremely complicated. Proper negotiating and drafting require superior legal skills as well as a knowledge of entertainment business and intellectual property practice.
Watch Lashawn Thomas on Hustle Pro below.
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