Entertainment Law

Entertainment Law

Do you know your clearances?

If you work in the tv and film industry, you may know that there are multiple intellectual property (IP) rights in a single work. If a producer uses an author’s work without their permission or without being allowed by the law to do so, the author can sue them....

Chord progressions are often repeated

When you’re writing a song, you may start by settling on a base chord progression. This is the heart of the song. You may deviate from it a bit along the way, but it always comes back to that progression. The problem is that there are only so many progressions, and...

Could writer’s credit prevent a plagiarism claim?

It can be challenging to come up with something truly unique when writing a song. Whether you need a catchy hook or a metaphor to really drive home the emotional content of the song, the chances are good that previous works of music you have enjoyed will influence...