Join attorneys Amy Goldsmith and Ethan Bordman for this timely and entertaining program on the legalities of reality television.
In this course, Ms. Goldsmith focuses on the copyrightable elements of reality television, from scripts to the finished product, and explains what parts are copyrightable and which are not. She also presents several well-known cases where “copycat” shows were litigated and their outcomes (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”), including current unresolved matters, such as the allegations of copyright infringement involving feature film Elysium and Univision’s Q’Viva! The Chosen.
Additionally, entertainment attorney Ethan Bordman presents contractual and other issues that have arisen in popular shows (“The Bachelor,” “Storage Wars,” and“Duck Dynasty") and considerations for individuals who participate in these programs. He also explains why “unscripted” television does not always mean “unwritten.”
I. Know your rights: understand content ownership, what is copyrightable and what isn’t protectible
II. Understand how production companies work and implement standard content transfer policies
III. Grasp the unique clauses in Reality Television Contracts
IV. Recognize aspects that affect programming
Informative and very good overall.
Good integration of the two subject matters--reality tv and intellectual property.
Very interesting topic!
Materials were excellent.
Speakers did a nice job
Interesting and informative, one of the beste
Very good - and I loved the topical Johnny Fairplay reference.
This course was very interesting.
interesting and timely.
Very well done.
the dual instructor concept was a first-I thought that Ethan Bordman's presentation was good and Amy Goldsmith's presentation very informative. I will look up the 9th Circuit case outcome
very interesting subject area, should have been longer.
Interesting to hear how things are moving away from reality shows and more to scripted due to syndication/repeats, did not know of the trend
Entertaining and interesting.
I really enjoyed the contract segment of this course. But both speakers did a good job.
Both instructors were thoroughgoing and clear. Good information was given.
Both instructors were good in my opinion. I liked them each.
Excellent coverage of the subject for first introduction.
BEST ONE EVER . . . AWESOME COVERAGE, KNOWLEDGE AND VALUE
This was so interesting!
Interesting and informative.
I believe more introductory material by both presenters would have enhanced understanding of this field of law.
interesting topic and great presenters