The creative artist's legal guide : copyright, trademark, and contracts in film and digital media production / Bill Seiter & Ellen Seiter.

Publisher's description: In today's complex media environment, aspiring filmmakers and new media artists are as vulnerable as swimmers in shark-infested waters. This user-friendly guide supplies creative artists with the essential legal concepts needed to swim safely with lawyers, agents,...

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Main Author: Seiter, William J., 1953-
Other Authors: Seiter, Ellen, 1957-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]
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