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1 Revised June 2013 BUL 4622 –Section # 001 CRN 10875 Entertainment Law Term: Spring 2014 Class Location: Boca Raton BU 307 Class Meeting Time: Monday, 7:10 PM-10:00 PM Professor Information DR. ROBERT R. WILLS Office Address: By Appointment [email protected]Phone: 954-831-8677 Office Hours Location and time by appointment; please call telephone number above. Required Text and Materials 1. Entertainment Law: Cases and Materials in Established and Emerging Media, by Sherri L. Burr. ISBN 978-0-314-18405-4. Thompson Reuters 2011. 2. Entertainment Law, by Adam Epstein; IBSN 0-13-114743-9. Pearson Education Publishing, 2006. Course DescriptionThis course develops familiarity with legal terminology, business organizations, and agency law in the entertainment industry, with emphasis on intellectual property and contractual issues. Supplemental Course DescriptionThis course will develop familiarity with legal terminology, legal principles, and business organizations common to the entertainment industry. Emphasis on contract and agency law, intellectual property, acquisition, publicity rights, and artistic credits. Examination of contractual elements common to music, sports, film, television, and literary publishing industries Course Prerequisites and Credit Hours and Class Time Commitments Junior standing and completion of the Gordon Rule composition requirement (3 credits) According to Florida State Statute 6A-10.033, students must spend a minimum 2,250 minutes of in class time during a 3-credit course. Additionally, students enrolled in a 3-credit course are expected to spend a minimum of 4,500 minutes of out-of-class-
2 Revised June 2013 time specifically working on course-related activities (i.e., reading assigned pieces, completing homework, preparing for exams and other assessments, reviewing class notes, etc.) and fulfilling any other class activities or duties as required. Course Learning Objectives Students will learn contract law, agency law, business organizations, constitutional law, intellectual property law, and tort law principles. Emphasis will also include acquisition, protection, and exploitation of publicity rights, artistic credits, and copyrights. We will also examine contractual issues common to the music, sports, film, television, and the literary publishing industries. Course Evaluation Method EXAMS: There will be FOUR (4) QUIZES during the semester. Each quiz will be worth 30 points. Quizzes will be open book, open notes, and computer use will be permitted. The dates of the exams will be posted in the course schedule. The quizzes will be non-cumulative.