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On this page, I plan to write about client successes, issues of interest to me, most of which will relate to my law practice in the Media, Entertainment and Technology fields. The focus will be on Music and Film, and in particular how the digital world works with them.

A basic guide for producers and content creators. By: Marc Jacobson, Esq. If you hire young talent in the entertainment industries, be sure their contracts are enforceable. Imagine you are in charge of an entertainment company.  You shoot your film/TV show, release your recording, or pay an advance...

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/queen-dislike-trump-artists-limited-music/story?id=40730790 By PAUL BLAKE - Jul 20, 2016, 7:38 PM ET House lights fade down. Backlights fade up. Cue music. Pause for effect. And enter the candidate stage right. As Donald Trump emerged on the stage in Cleveland on Monday night, silhouetted against bright lights with Queen’s “We Are...

Congress Gave Certain Entertainment Industry Investors A Christmas Present for 2015 and 2016! Section 181 is Back for Film & TV Projects and Now Theatrical Projects, Too. By Marc Jacobson[1]   Now, certain investors in film and theatrical projects that begin production in 2015 or 2016 may deduct their...

By Adam Ragusea, a journalist in residence and visiting assistant professor at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, and also a classically-trained composer. Music experts may think the ruling was outrageous, but a precedent set by the tech industry may mean it sticks. Count me among those...

By Marc Jacobson and Marc Pellegrino Two Federal courts, one in California and the other in New York, recently decided cases involving the question of whether, in the absence of a contract or work-for-hire agreement, a contributor to a film may receive a separate copyright interest in his or her...

By Marc Jacobson and Marc Pellegrino A Reply to: Does Registering Multiple Works in a Single Application Limit Remedies for Copyright Infringement? (EASL Journal (Fall/Winter 2012) (Vol. 23, No. 3)) Introduction The article entitled “Does Registering Multiple Works in a Single Application Limit Remedies for Copyright Infringement,” appearing in the Fall/Winter...