Copyright Law, Entertainment Industry, Intellectual Property, Protecting Intellectual Property

Our NYC and Miami Entertainment Law Firm advises and represents clients in all legal matters related to music, sports, television/film, visual and literary works, modeling, online matters, and intellectual property.

Protecting intellectual property is one of the most important matters of business in the entertainment industry. After all, people in the industry make their livings through sales, licensing deals and other transactions that depend upon copyright and other exclusive rights. When someone else is using protected material without permission, it can mean money out of one’s pocket. Of course, protecting these rights is easier said than done. Copyright law is especially difficult, not only because of the Internet, which has made copying and distributing without permission nearly effortless, but also because, with older works, it is often difficult to sort out who has what rights.

Recently, a group of nearly 100-year-old recordings became the subject of a copyright dispute that could take a long time to resolve. The recordings were released last fall by Third Man Records and Revenant Records as “The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1932)” and packaged in an elaborate “cabinet of wonder” containing 800 digital files and six vinyl LPs, all collected in a handsome wooden case. Third Man’s founder, Jack White, is well known as the former guitarist and singer of the White Stripes, so the release received a lot of attention, despite the fact that the box set’s esoteric subject matter (old blues and jazz records) and high price tag ($400) seem destined to keep sales low.

Protecting intellectual property is one of the most important matters of business in the entertainment industry. After all, people in the industry make their livings through sales, licensing deals and other transactions that depend upon copyright and other exclusive rights. When someone else is using protected material without permission, it can mean money out of one’s pocket. Of course, protecting these rights is easier said than done. Copyright law is especially difficult, not only because of the Internet, which has made copying and distributing without permission nearly effortless, but also because, with older works, it is often difficult to sort out who has what rights.

Recently, a group of nearly 100-year-old recordings became the subject of a copyright dispute that could take a long time to resolve. The recordings were released last fall by Third Man Records and Revenant Records as “The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1932)” and packaged in an elaborate “cabinet of wonder” containing 800 digital files and six vinyl LPs, all collected in a handsome wooden case. Third Man’s founder, Jack White, is well known as the former guitarist and singer of the White Stripes, so the release received a lot of attention, despite the fact that the box set’s esoteric subject matter (old blues and jazz records) and high price tag ($400) seem destined to keep sales low.

The entertainment industry can be a complicated field to navigate. As a trusted leader in Miami entertainment law, ChaseLawyers can help. With over 40 years of experience, Our Miami based lawyers have helped individuals in nearly every area of entertainment law in Miami, including sports, music, film, television, modeling, literature, and more. We understand the unique challenges you face as a creative, and we’re prepared to protect your interests.

As an artist in Miami, you must navigate the intricacies of copyright law, trademarks, contractual agreements, and much more. It is critical you choose a qualified Miami entertainment lawyer with expertise in the nuances of the entertainment world. ChaseLawyers has built a stellar reputation among our clientele for honest, professional representation that produces effective results. We have extensive experience in the unique legal elements you must navigate as an artist, and our attorneys can provide you with indispensable career advice and expertise over the course of your entertainment career.

When you work with ChaseLawyers, you are more than just a client. We care about your well-being and can provide essential advice on the issues you face in the Miami market, such as intellectual property issues, negotiating service agreements, publicity rights, and much more. We also have an extensive network of resources available for our clients to connect with, and those connections can enrich your career in countless ways. Our team understands the complex world of entertainment law and will take care of your legal needs so you can focus on doing what you do best—sharing your talent with the world!

When you’re ready to take the next step in your career, our Miami entertainment lawyers are ready to help you. We are passionate about helping creatives with all of their legal needs, and you won’t find a team more dedicated to your success in all of Miami. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!