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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Units: 2
Student Level: All

May 17 - Jun 25 Add to cart
Orientation: May 17, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Max. Seats: 14

About the Class

This course will cover the legal issues routinely (and sometimes uniquely) faced by people who develop, produce, finance, market, distribute and protect creative content. We'll discuss intellectual property laws, how rights are transferred among parties, how to avoid potential claims and how to protect your work and yourself in the entertainment industry. We will address many of the issues lawyers wish someone had explained to their creative clients before that first pitch, deal or production. 

The course will consist of lectures and some guest speakers who will cover a variety of issues that are highly relevant to content creators. 

Topics will include:

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Protecting your Rights
  • Avoiding Third Party Claims
  • Talent and Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
  • Rights Acquisitions
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Hollywood Accounting 
  • Infamous Entertainment Lawsuits

Students will gain a general understanding of the legal issues they inevitably will face in the entertainment industry, as well as the importance of identifying and addressing risks and liabilities throughout the creative process. It won't make you a lawyer, but you'll learn to know when you probably need one.

*This course is conducted entirely online via ZOOM. All projects are created outside of scheduled class time.                              *Please note that dates and times of the course are subject to changes. Additional tutorials are taught during outside hours.